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New vaccines development key to the future of the global aquaculture industry

More than 200 researchers in Gran Canaria are looking for new research formulas to boost the immunisation of fish, molluscs and crustaceans. The aim is to favour prevention during the breeding of these aquatic species in fish farms through the administration of vaccines, as opposed to the use of antibiotics when pathologies have already occurred. There are currently only 24 licensed vaccines available in the market to protect a sector that moves more than 207,000 million euros per year in the world and that is in continuous growth as the main source for human consumption

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More than 200 experts will analyse the immunology of fish in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The University Institute of Aquaculture and Sustainable Marine Ecosystems of the ULPGC and the ISFSI organize the Third International Conference on Immunology of Fish and Mollusks, in which the main world leaders in research on the subject will meet to discuss the health of these aquatic species for the safety of human consumption and their use as models for the development of biomedical research.
 
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Two researchers from the ECOAQUA University Institute receive the Oceans 2019 Award

The Atlantic Society of Oceanographers has awarded the Oceans 2019 Award to two researchers from the University Institute of Aquaculture and Sustainable Marine Ecosystems (IU-ECOAQUA) of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), more specifically Theodore Train Packard, of the Marine Organism Ecophysiology Group, in the individual category, and Lucía Molina Domínguez, of the Aquaculture Research Group, in the education category, for h

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MOVE project members meet at ULPGC

At this meeting, twenty experts from seven European Union countries will assess the progress made in this project, which aims to involve policy-makers, researchers and civil society in the development of various methodologies aimed at mapping and assessing the state of ecosystems in the ORs and OCTs

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University students from Ecuador know the advances in the genetic improvement of shrimp from the hand of the ULPGC

The ECOAQUA institute researcher Juan Manuel Afonso López has offered students of Marine Biology from the State University Peninsula of Santa Elena a course on "Genetic improvement of shrimp in the industrial sector of Ecuador", fruit of the collaboration between the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the company BIOGEMAR, S.A.

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The ULPGC, present with ECOAQUA in a round table of the different International Campuses of Excellence

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), through the University Institute of Aquaculture and Sustainable Marine Ecosystems (IU-ECOAQUA), has participated in the round table "RED CEIMARNET and Aquaculture", represented by the researcher Juan Manuel Afonso from the Aquaculture Research Group (GIA) of ECOAQUA, where the representatives of the different International Campus of Excellence (CEI) in the marine field participated.

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Scientific community calls for marine conservation measures to be part of the blue economy

The Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Blue Growth and Innovation in Gran Canaria, which was held today within the framework of the Gran Canaria Forum on Blue Economy, organised by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria in collaboration with the University Institute ECOAQUA of the ULPGC, brought together several researchers and spokespeople from different lines of activity related to the sea who warned that ecosystem resources are being drastically depleted, the basis of numerous economic sectors, and that work must be done on their conservation.

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About 50 agents of the Canary Islands maritime sector are meeting at the ULPGC, to make progress in the Marine Spatial Planning of the Canary Islands

More than fifty agents representing the different sectors of the archipelago's maritime sector met this morning at the Aula de Piedra of the Institutional Headquarters of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) to participate in the 2nd workshop on Marine Spatial Planning of the Canary Islands, a meeting organised within the framework of the European project MarSP of the University Institute of Aquaculture and Sustainable Marine Ecosystems (ECOAQUA).

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