Scientific events organized

Aquaculture presents a breakthrough, based on the scientific and technical progress that has made it possible to know, with greater accuracy and precision, the biological processes of reproduction, feeding and the growth of marine animals. The human team of the IU-ECOAQUA disseminates its knowledge in the many congresses held around the world and emphasizes how aquaculture is a basic element to enhance development, an important instrument to raise food security and a mean to obtain an important added value to exports. In addition, it organizes international conferences and congresses where it brings together many world-renowned researchers to address the economic and ecological importance of coastal and marine ecosystems, promote scientific research and foster strategic alliances between researchers and both public and private entities.

ISFNF 2018

The IU-ECOAQUA will be responsible for the International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding (ISFNF 2018) to be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from June 3 to 7, 2018. This bi-annual meeting brings together more of 300 experts under the approach of optimizing the use of raw materials used in the aquaculture diets of fish and crustaceans, the intersection between genetics and nutrition, and practical applications of nutrition research. More information at

MaPSIS 2017

From April 24 to 27, 2017, the International Space Maritime Planning Conference was held under the ecosystem approach and information systems (MaPSIS, 2017). Professionals, public managers, researchers and other figures involved in marine planning, met with researchers from the IU-ECOAQUA to discuss methodologies and best environmental practices to integrate maritime and environmental planning through the use of free data. More information at


From January 25 to 29, 2016, the IU-ECOAQUA led the International Conference "Challenges in the Environmental Management of Coastal and Marine Areas - CECOMA", where about 100 experts from European countries, Canada and Spain met.

Speakers of world renown such as Dr. Thierry Chopin (University of New Brunswick, Canada), Dr. José María Fernández Palacios (University of La Laguna, Spain), Dr. Dan Lafolley (Union International for the Conservation of Nature, United Kingdom), among others, approached the challenges in environmental management of coastal and marine areas that must be addressed in order for the coexistence of traditional uses and modern uses, products of technological development in today's society, be compatible with sustainable development and maintain the quality, richness and diversity of coastal areas for future generations.

More information here.


Course on the effects of feeding for long periods with low diets in oil and fish meat for species of commercial interest in aquaculture.


From June 14 to 16, 2016, the IU-ECOAQUA organized a course on nutritional requirements and the use of soy in the formulation of food in aquaculture. More information here.


Epigenomic Toolbox: from Methods to Models. From 7 to 9 May 2014, the annual epigenetic tools workshop was organized. More information here.