ARRAINA course - Long term effects of diets low in fish oil and fish meal

ARRAINA will hold an informative course on the long term effects of diets low in fish meal and fish oil on the lifecycle of key species, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on January 13th to 15th, 2016.

This course will focus on the most recent advances on the effects of long term feeding with low fish meal and fish oil diets over the life cycle of key aquaculture species of commercial importance. The course will review the existing knowledge in this area and will include the most recent advances produced by the ARRAINA project. The participants will also benefit from the modern aquaculture facilities of ULPGC  to undertake practical lessons.

 Topics to be covered include:

  • growth performance of fish who have been fed low fishmeal and fish oil diets over a long term,
  • their physiological and metabolic consequences,
  • utilisation of effective indicators to predict fish performance, fish welfare and health fillet quality and environmental impacts,
  • micronutrients relevance,
  • broodstock nutrition and larval development.

The course will comprise 11 lectures of 45min followed by 15 min discussions, three practical lessons of three hours each and a final Oxford debate among participants.

Target group:
The course is directed to professionals from the industry, to students from research
institutions and universities related to fish farming and feed production.

To view the agenda and further details, please click here.


The course fee for PhD candidates is €595 and for participants from the industry €1485. The price includes tuition, course materials, coffee/tea, lunches, drinks and a closing dinner on Friday.

Mobility Grants:
ARRAINA will offer up to 20 grants of 500€ each. Applicants should contact Ms Geertje Schlaman ( before November 30th 2015. 

CIHEAM will offer up to 4 grants of travel and lodging to Non-EU participants from Mediterranean countries. Requests should be sent to Prof. Marisol Izquierdo, contact details below.

The host organisation will assist in organising accommodation for all participants. Please contact Ms Natalia Carqué (

Registration: You are invited to request your registration (before 30th November 2015). After this date you will receive details about location, payment, programme and participants list.

Registration and information contaacts: Prof. Reda Saleh ( ) or Prof. Marisol Izquierdo ( )



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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 288925. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.