Introduction from the Conference Chairs

Barry Costa-Pierce

University of New England, USA

Barry A. Costa-Pierce is the Henry L. & Grace Doherty Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of New England in Maine, USA. He has a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Hawai’i and an MSc in Zoology from the University of Vermont.

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Wenbing Zhang

Wenbing Zhang

Professor Zhang is the vice dean of the Fisheries College at Ocean University of China (OUC). He is working in the area of aquaculture nutrition and feeds.

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The 3rd Aquaculture Conference: Recent Advances in Aquaculture Research will bring together top senior scientists in all of aquaculture’s disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research areas. The Conference seeks contributed papers in all of its sections, and also from emerging aquaculture science areas of sustainability science, social-ecological systems, ornamental, conservation and restoration sciences as they relate to the development of aquaculture.

On behalf of Wenbing Zhang and I, your conference co-chairs, we have worked to develop a unique, interactive format for the conference, aimed at encouraging the senior scientist keynote speakers and others to interact throughout the meeting and to allow additional time to help mentor the next generation of scientific leaders attending the conference.

The format of the conference will be as follows: 30 minute keynote talks in each session followed by short, 5 minute ‘lightning’ presentations by authors who submitted abstracts and were selected by the Editorial Board of Aquaculture.

Next, these presenters will present a poster. Presentations in each session will be aligned as closely as possible to the subjects/topics addressed in the Keynote. It is important to note that the poster is aligned with the 5 minute ‘lightning’ talk. We hope to display the posters for the entire conference.

On the Tuesday 25 September, we will be organizing an author workshop. The author workshop will start at 3pm and will conclude at 6pm, followed by the opening reception.

We look forward to meeting you at the 3rd Aquaculture Conference 2018 in September.

Barry Costa-Pierce
University of New England, USA

Wenbing Zhang
Ocean University of China, China