Elsevier and Novus International Announce Their Collaboration for the First Aquaculture Conference 2013

Aquaculture Conference held 3 - 7 November 2013; pre-conference webinar will take place October 24, 2013

Oxford, UK October 1, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, and Novus International, the pioneering manufacturer of animal nutrition solutions products for livestock, poultry and aquaculture, announce their collaboration for the first Aquaculture Conference held 3-7 November 2013 in Gran Canaria.

Organized by Elsevier and supported by Novus International, the Aquaculture Conference will celebrate 40 years of outstanding research published in Elsevier’s journal Aquaculture while also identifying the challenges that remain for the next generation of aquaculture researchers.

The collaboration between Novus International and Elsevier will bring together a range of content useful to aquaculture researchers and professionals. A newly launched microsite will provide an overview of Novus International’s products, services and solutions, specific to the requirements of the aquaculture industry. In addition, the microsite will host an online version of the Aquaculture Conference, offering a permanent resource to researchers, developers and students in the field, and those who were unable to attend.

“Aquaculture is poised to become the leading process to provide sustainable food for mankind. However to achieve this, substantial progress in science is required, which can further serve as a platform for the industry, policy makers, environmentalists, consumers and all other stakeholders involved for meaningful and progressive dialogue. We are pleased to be part of this forum, a kindred spirit and we hope that all scientists present can challenge, contribute and benefit from the Novus-Elsevier collaboration,” said Francisco Gomes, Ph.D., Executive Manager of Novus Aquaculture Business Unit.

“We are honored to work with Novus International to organize our first Aquaculture Conference. We consider the collaboration an important and instrumental one, one which will help all of us in the field to face the challenge of doubling our global aquaculture production in a sustainable manner,” added Dr. Christiane Barranguet, Executive Publisher Water Management and Biological Resources at Elsevier.

Prior to the conference, a webinar will take place on October 24, 2013, free for all to attend. The webinar, Delivery of practical, holistic aquaculture health and nutrition solutions”, will introduce Novus International’ research and development strategies focusing on the fundamental understanding of: aquatic animal nutrition, health, immunity balance, gut physiology and gut microflora; interactions with key pathogens and parasites; the practical applications in feedmill and farm production systems.

The webinar is aimed at R&D managers, nutritionists, veterinarians, technical managers, farm managers and consultants. It will bring together some of Novus International’ top executives and R&D personnel and there will be an opportunity for participants to pose questions to the speakers.

Speakers during the webinar include:

· Craig Browdy, Executive Manager Aquaculture, Research Development at Novus International

· Ei Lin Ooi, R&D Manager, Novus International Aqua Research Center, Vietnam

· Dagoberto Sanchez, R&D Consultant at Novus International

· Qingyan Tao, China R&D Manager at Novus International

The webinar will be moderated by Christiane Barranguet; a recording of the event will then be made permanently accessible from the microsite.

For more information about the conference go to: www.aquaculture-conference.com For more information about the webinar go to:

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About Aquaculture
Aquaculture is an international journal for freshwater and marine researchers interested in the exploration, improvement and management of all aquatic food resources. It publishes original research on farming of aquatic animals and plant organisms including finfish, mollusks, crustaceans and aquatic plants for human consumption. A selection of the papers presented at the Aquaculture Conference will be considered for publication in the journal.

About Novus International
Novus International, headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri, USA, creates animal nutrition solution products for livestock, poultry and aquaculture. Novus International’ operations include corporate offices, research and development laboratories and manufacturing facilities in more than 35 countries, as well as smaller offices with field staff in an additional 60 countries. At each Novus International location around the world, day-to-day business is guided by the goal to achieve a clearly defined corporate vision and the mission to make a clear difference in sustainably meeting the growing global need for nutrition and health.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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