Lumpfish working group meeting

7-9 February 2017 – The working group on lumpfish (WGlump) was hosted by Caroline Durif, in Bekkjarvik, Austevoll, Norway. Participants were Rasmus Hedeholm (Greenland Institute of Natural Ressources, Greenland), James Kennedy (Marine Research Institute, Iceland), Halldor Olafsson (BioPol, Iceland), and Johanne Gauthier (DFO, Canada). The group discussed recent updates on lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) research and compared the different methods of assessments of …

Globalization of fisheries conference

3-5 February 2017 – Howard Browman participated in the conference, Globalization of fisheries: The prevalence, actors, ecological impact and regulation of illegal fishing at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), in Texel. View the conference program, HERE.

Howard Browman serves as external examiner at Ph.D. defense

17 January 2017 – Howard Browman travelled to the Research Institute in Semiochemistry and Applied Ethology (IRSEA) in Apt, France, to act as one of two external examiners for the Ph.D. defense of Cyril Delfosse. The other examiner was Professor Donald Broom from Cambridge University. The thesis was entitled, “Methods for stress assessment and management in farmed salmonids: sanitary, zootechnical …

ISOACC-2 – Hong Kong

5-9 December 2016: Howard Browman, Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Caroline Durif, David Fields and Steve Shema participated in the Second interdisciplinary symposium on ocean acidification and climate change (ISOACC-2) at the University of Hong Kong. Howard presented two talks: “Applying organized skepticism in ocean acidification research” and “Fake news: the real life dangers of over-interpreting your results” and also summarized the conference. David …

ESLAV-ECLAM 2016 CONFERENCE ON ANIMAL WELFARE

15-18 November 2016 – Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik participated in the 2016 conference of the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and the European Society for Laboratory Animal Veterinarians . The theme of the conference was the welfare of animals used for research. Howard was invited to deliver a keynote lecture on the “Challenges of aquatic animal welfare”. …

Lend your support to the “eeluminium” crowdfunding initiative

7 November 2016: An exciting crowdfunding campaign – “Eeluminium”  – has been launched. Eight researchers from Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Norway (Caroline Durif) are developing a project to look into the effect of aluminum in the decline of the European eel. Once very abundant in European rivers, the eel population dramatically declined by more than 90% so that eels are …

Trapping salmon lice?

30 September 2016 – Our long-term project to use the sensory ecology of host finding in the free-living life stages of the salmon louse to break their link to the host using a trap is reported on by KYST.NO – read the article HERE.

Sea Lice 2016 conference

17-22 September 2016 – Howard Browman, Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Reidun Bjelland participated in the Sea Lice 2016 conference in Westport, Ireland. We presented the following work at the conference: Browman H.I., D.M. Fields & A.B. Skiftesvik. The sensory ecology of host finding in the free-living life history stages of the salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis. (Oral presentation) Bjelland, R.M., A.B. …

ices annual science conference 2016

19-23 September 2016 – Howard Browman participated in the ICES Annual Science Conference in Riga, Latvia. Howard was involved in several aspects of the conference, including the annual meeting of the Publications and Communications Group,  a Publishing Skills workshop for early career scientists,  the meeting of national fishery institute Communication Department Directors,  and the annual meeting of the ICES Journal …

Ditchley Foundation Conference – Can the Earth Still Sustain Us?

16-18 June 2016 – Howard Browman participated in The Ditchley Foundation Conference, Can the Earth Still Sustain Us? Biodiversity, resources and pollution. The conference was held at Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire, UK. Participants included Britain’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Affairs, representatives from UNESCO, The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Trusts, the industry/finance sector, environmental NGOs… …

Stord cleanerfish conference 2016

16 June 2016 – Caroline Durif gave a talk, co-authored by Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Reidun Bjelland, on the behavior of wrasse used as cleanerfish on salmon farms. The talk was presented at the cleanerfish conference (aqKva rensefisk) in Stord, Norway at which there were over 100 participants from the salmon industry.

Lumpfish working group meeting

6-10 June 2016 – Caroline Durif participated in the meeting of the lumpfish working group in Nuuk, Greenland. Participants from Norway, Iceland, Canada and Greenland presented methods for assessing the status of lumpfish stocks as well as ongoing research. A field trip was organized to collect lumpfish and demonstrate tagging methods. Although a little late in the season, four individuals …

ICES/PICES 6th Zooplankton production symposium

9-13 May 2016 – Howard Browman, Caroline Durif, Anne Berit Skiftesvik, and David Fields participated in the ICES/PICES 6th Zooplankton Production Symposium where they presented three posters and one oral presentation: Browman, H.I., J.A. Runge, D.M. Fields, C.R.S. Thompson, S.D. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif & A.B. Skiftesvik. End of the century CO2 concentrations do not have a negative effect …