On behalf of the AquaBioTech Grourp, Dr. Simeon Deguara attended to the conference and published a poster with the first results of the survey about the fish farmer’s expectations in Greece and Turkey. The title of the poster was “Market study for ENVIGUARD - a biosensor technology for environmental monitoring and disease mitigation in aquaculture ensuring food safety”. He also made copies of the poster available underneath the poster for delegates to pick up.
This yearly big meeting of the European Association of Fish Pathologists was attended by hundreds of delegates including scientists involved in the research of all types of pathogens, including bacteria and parasites. Amongst the delegates were also by people representing stakeholders involved in the aquaculture industry either in the production side of things or offering services to the industry. In total, there were 216 oral presentations and 222 posters apart from various keynote presentations and workshops. According to the discussion about the poster, there is a clear need within the industry for ways and means of reducing the impacts of diseases on the industry. Indeed, the biggest problem in the Mediterranean is seen to be VNN followed by a number of other bacteria and then parasites. The work being done by ENVIGUARD would definitely assist in reducing the impact of such diseases.
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