UJNR Symposium Day 1:
Monday, November 14, 2022
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time
50th UJNR Scientific Symposium
The 2022 UJNR Scientific Symposium will be held virtually from November 14-15. The theme is “Control and Management of Aquaculture Disease.”
The NOAA Office of Aquaculture invites abstract submissions for oral presentations at the 50th United States-Japan Natural Resources Panel on Aquaculture, which will be fully virtual. The Scientific Symposium will be held November 14-15, 2022, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The UJNR Aquaculture Panel is a cooperative research exchange between the U.S. and Japan, jointly addressing environmental and technical issues that affect the aquaculture industries of both nations. This symposium will include presentations covering the most recent advances achieved by researchers in the United States and Japan related to the theme, “Control and Management of Aquaculture Disease.”
A lack of disease prevention and control can adversely affect the well being of farmed organisms, result in negative economic impacts, and may amplify potential threats to wild organisms. Effective aquatic animal and plant health measures and biosecurity are top priorities for commercial aquaculture.
We will continue with year two of our three-year focus on “Control and Management of Aquaculture Disease.” Last year, we heard from 12 presenters on a variety of health-related topics spanning shellfish to finfish to seaweed. This year, we plan to learn more about the following topics:
- Status of disease occurrences, and current systems for monitoring, treatment, and prevention.
- Emerging preventive measures to control diseases before they start.
- Systems for disease management and control under changing environmental conditions.
- Development of human and educational resources in the aquaculture industry to address aquatic organism health.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Due October 21, 2022:
- Presentation abstract (500 word maximum)
- Annotated bibliography (3-5 references)
Due April 1, 2023:
- Mini paper (4-8 pages) about the research included in your presentation. Formatting guidelines will be provided after the meeting in an author's guide.
Email your mini paper to Clete Otoshi (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line "UJNR Submission."
All materials should be provided in a standardized computer format, Times New Roman font, 12 point font size, and one inch margins. The unedited abstracts and annotated bibliographies will be available at the symposium.
- The goal is to focus the exchange of literature citations on "Control and Management of Aquaculture Disease." Researchers from each country will highlight key papers to assist their counterparts in exploring references specific to individual presentation topics.
- Include 3-5 key papers on the topic of your symposium presentation.
- Mini papers and annotated bibliographies from all presenters will be published in a proceedings.
- Annotations should provide a brief description of the work, the results, and the reasons why you consider it a key work.
- Key works should relate to your presentation and can be your own work or that of other scientists. When possible, key works should be from your own country.
- Please format your references using the example below, and provide links when available.
Example of annotated key reference:
Mozaffarian, D. and E. Rimm. 2006. Fish intake, contaminants, and human health: Evaluating the risks and benefits. JAMA, Vol 296:15. Pp 1885-1899.
The authors for the first time present a comprehensive human health model based on concentrations of mercury, dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls and long chain n-3 fatty acids for fish and project the impact of increased seafood consumption in the United States on the population’s health. This model accounts for the increased risks associated with consumption of contaminated seafood along with the benefits from increased consumption of long chain n-3 fatty acids. Overall the authors predict that increasing the per capita consumption of seafood in the United States from 16 to 26 lbs/person (1-2 servings per week of species high in n-3 fatty acids) would result in a decrease in coronary death by 36% and an overall decrease in total mortality of 17%. Further the authors provide the amounts to consume of various species and the cost to provide the benefits associated with seafood consumption. Implications for target nutrient and contaminant levels in aquacultured fish can be derived from the information presented in this paper.
If you have any questions, please contact Clete Otoshi (email@example.com).