Memorial to lead symposium at World Aquaculture meeting

Aug 30th, 2012

Memorial to lead symposium at World Aquaculture meeting

Professors Craig Purchase (Biology) and Ian Fleming (Ocean Sciences), along with post-doctoral fellow José Santos, and graduate students Brendan Wringe and Emily Zimmermann are off to Prague, Czech Republic this weekend. Drs. Purchase and Fleming are co-chairing a symposium on “Aquaculture escapees: causes, consequences, and prevention” at the World Aquaculture meeting, which is being held September 1-5 with over 1,200 speakers.
There are 17 speakers in the symposium from all over the world, with the keynote address by Tim Dempster from the University of Melbourne. The Memorial-led initiative stems from a NSERC Strategic Grant to Drs. Fleming and Purchase, and adjunct faculty Edward Trippel and John Brattey entitled “Assessing and mitigating risk from a diversifying aquaculture industry: the potential for interaction between escapee and wild Atlantic cod."


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