United States-Japan Natural Resources Panel on Aquaculture: 46th Scientific Symposium
The 46th UJNR Scientific Symposium “Marine Aquaculture in a Changing Environment” will be held November 13-16, 2018.
The NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture invites abstract submissions for oral presentations at the 46th UJNR Scientific Symposium to be held at the Hyatt Place in Mystic, Connecticut. 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.
The 46th UJNR Aquaculture Symposium is the second year of the current three-year theme of Marine Aquaculture in a Changing Environment. Environmental change impacts aquaculture in many ways. Nutrient pollution is driving eutrophication and dead zones, ocean acidification is changing water chemistry and climate change is already influencing our food supply, fresh water availability, weather, and way of life. Aquaculture will be impacted by, and can also impact, these environmental changes over various scales. Aquaculture of finfish, shellfish and seaweed have different threats, benefits, and opportunities related to environmental change.
This year’s presentations should focus on impacts to aquaculture production due to environmental change (e.g., ocean acidification impacts on shellfish aquaculture) and science to mitigate these impacts including counter measures. For more information and to register visit the UJNR symposium homepage.