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Call for Abstracts

Antonio Garza de Yta

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Here comes Costa Rica n recent days I had the great honour of giving the inaugural class for the first generation of the Baccalaureate in Aquaculture of the National Technical University (UTN) in Costa Rica. The intention was that from my perspective could motivate the new students to continue for this beautiful world of aquaculture. Actually, I think the experience was more inspiration for me, the server. My visit to Puntarenas filled my soul, since I can see young people wanting to succeed in life, with that passion in their eyes, with that easy smile, with that security when walking that only belongs to the youth, but recharges the batteries of anybody. During this visit, I was able to get to know the new and impeccable facilities that UTN has and spend time with my good friend Don Guillermo Hurtado, who, along with Nelson Acosta, Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Chapter of the World Society of Acuaculture (LACCWAS) got to work and after many years of vision and effort they managed to consolidate this new educational offer that is now a reality. I am sure that with the professionalism and dedication of all the team in charge and with the human material stadium that is now established, Costa Rican aquaculture can feel safer than ever to advance to the ambitious pace that has been raised recently. More great news in Costa Rica is a part of the LACC-WAS, the largest conglomerate in LACQUA, organised by San Miguel de San José in 2019. It is an example of a link, which is in fact LACQUA and its centrally located seats. I thank the Rector, Marcelo Prieto and the. Francisco Romero, Vice-Rector of Research not only the great host, but the vision that both have had to support this event, which will surely be a watershed for Costa Rican

aquaculture; Besides an unforgettable experience for all its students. Changing the topic a little, you know that in this column I always try to have an objective view and get away from political issues. Recent events in our most northern country cannot be overlooked and we need to at least give our attention to them. The departure of the United States from the Treaty of Paris is not only a sign that the world is becoming more dumb rather than more intelligent, it shows that economic interest can outweigh common sense and the love for our children. If you want to find out that you have lost your escort, then you will have to make sure that the global regression menu is unlimited, so it is important that you have no temperature with the temperature below the incremental state. There will be no going back, and not for our planet, because this will continue in spite of us, but for the moisture that could come to an end. No, we should not keep quiet, because we would be complicit in it, and I do not think he wants to be the end of the world. This is a time when the people of reason must act together; defend the science and ideals of it. The future of humanity depends on what we do today. If we don’t react, a future not only there will be no aquaculture, there will be no life and there will be no humanity to defend them. I know that the most important thing in life is tolerance, but intolerance and stupidity have to be exhibited. We must not tolerate intolerance in the guise of tolerating difference. Let us not tolerate stupidity, let us support science, and let us leave a world with hope to our children. As the recently inaugurated French president said: “Let’s make our planet great again".

Antonio Garza de Yta, Ph.D in Aquaculture from Auburn University, President of Aquaculture Global Consulting, Director World Aquaculture Society and creator of the Certification for Aquaculture Professional (CAP) Program. 12 | July 2017 - International Aquafeed

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he Scientific Committee of AlgaEurope 2017 invites you to submit your contribution for the Call for Abstracts, corresponding with the themes.  Deadline to submit is September 15, 2017. All abstracts will be submitted to peer-review, coordinated by the Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the corresponding author together with detailed information and guidelines.  Registration for the Conference is mandatory for those wishing to submit scientific contributions. When sending in an abstract you agree with publication in the book of Abstracts of AlgaEurope 2017. Next to that you agree with publication of your presentation through the AlgaEurope 2017 website. Within the main theme of AlgaEurope Conference 2017, the Scientific Committee has derived 10 thematic tracks: • Research and industrial applications worldwide: the global experience • Science innovation potential in Europe • Genetically improved and GMO algae for high value products and commodities • Innovative processes for high value products Breakout to commercialisation: • ‘Algae Cluster’ and other ‘Lighthouse’ projects • Value chains in commercialisation: EU biorefinery and addedvalue products • Macro-algae • Novel foods and animal feed • Algae cultivation: from laboratory to commercial plants and marketing in Europe • Wastewater treatment and use, and water recycling.

Jul 2017 - International Aquafeed magazine