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Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2019

November 19 - 22, 2019

San Jose, Costa Rica

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LACQUA 2019

LACQUA19 is the 2019 Annual meeting of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter of World Aqauaculture Society.

Following upon the previous successful LACQUA meetings, LACQUA19 will bring international attention to the aquaculture industry of Costa Rica and Central America.

LACQUA19 will be held in San José, the capital of Costa Rica. . A region known for its enviable biodiversity and tourist attractions, Costa Rica makes a fantastic venue for LACQUA19. Aquaculture in Costa Rica is characterized by tilapia crops and other species such as shrimp and marine species.

PRESENTATION LANGUAGE AND TOPICS

LACQUA19 presentations will be given mainly in Spanish, but Portuguese and English are also possible. The conference will include all major aquatic species cultured in Costa Rica and the other LAC countries with a special focus on tilapia, trout, shrimp and marine species.

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

LACQUA19 includes a large trade exhibition of aquaculture suppliers from Latin America and around the world displaying the latest in equipment, feeds, supplies and services.

19 - 22

November 2019 San Jose, Costa Rica

Sustainable Aquaculture for Social and Economic Development

Plenary Speakers

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Dr. Enric Gisbert Casas

Agrifood Research and Technology Institute

Dr. Enric Gisbert Casas

Agrifood Research and Technology Institute

THE CHALLENGES OF AQUACULTURE OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Dr. Enric Gisbert Casas, PhD, is a specialist in fish nutrition and physiology, responsible for the Aquaculture Program of the Agrifood Research and Technology Institute (IRTA) in Spain. He has published numerous scientific articles and has collaborated in research projects in Europe, America and Asia. He is coordinator of the Cyted LARVAplus Network (Strategies for development and improvement of fish larvae production in Ibero-America), made up of researchers from 19 universities and research centers, plus 9 companies, belonging to Ibero-American countries, including three countries of Central America and the Caribbean.

Speaker

Dr. Luís E C Conceição

Vice President of COST Action Larvanet

Dr. Luís E C Conceição

Vice President of COST Action Larvanet

EARLY NUTRITION AFFECTS FISH LARVAL AND JUVENILE QUALITY

Dr. Luís E C Conceição is an expert in fish nutrition and metabolism, has published a large number of scientific articles and collaborates in a large number of projects, including projects in Latin America. He has a master's and doctorate in aquaculture from the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. For several years he has been head of research and development at SPAROS, a spin-off company of the Center for Marine Sciences of the University of Algarve, Portugal, which is dedicated to innovation for the development of new products, technologies and processes for the feeding of fish. Coordinator of several national projects and the EC-FP6 SEACASE project. Vice President of COST Action Larvanet.

Speaker

Dr. Marisol Izquierdo

Director Institute ECOAQUA

Dr. Marisol Izquierdo

Director Institute ECOAQUA

COULD AQUACULTURE FULFIL THE INCREASING WORLD DEMAND ON OMEGA-3?

Dr. Marisol Izquierdo studied Biological Science at Madrid-Complutense University, obtaining the Bachelor´s degree in Marine Biology at La Laguna University (1983). Has a Master in Fisherires Sciences and conducted her PhD thesis at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. She is the director of the Institute ECOAQUA from ULPGC. She has published more tha 240 articles in scientific journals, 12 book chapters, several reviews and has supervised ober 30 PhD dissertations.

Official Sponsors

Blue Aqua
Darling Ingredients
Kemin
Zeigler
BioMar
GSM
MSD
Aqua Feed
Aquaculture Magazine
Aquaculture North America
Aquahoy
Hatchery International
Panorama Acuicola
Pesca Medio
Revista Pesca
SPN

Travel Information

All participants are required to pay their own accommodation and travel expenses

Hotel

Hotel

We have arranged some great rates at several hotels within a short driving distance to Convention Center.

For reservations at the conference venue, use these links:

Wyndham EnglishWyndham Espanol

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Tours

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Farm Tours

Dates: November 19 and 23, 2019

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Tourist Excursions

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