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Successful participation of Akvaforsk Genetics at conference FIACUI, Mexico

The annual conference and exhibition FIACUI, took place in Guadalajara, Mexico from the 27th to the 29th of September. FIACUI had the aim of encouraging the creation of innovative technologies applied to the aquaculture industry and boosting the transfer of these solutions among universities and investigation centers worldwide.

Carlos Lozano represented our team as a speaker at the conference. Carlos has been working in Akvaforsk Genetics since 2005. He is a project leader and works closely with customers and estimates breeding values for Atlantic salmon and tilapia.

Dr. Lozano hold two presentations, one as a main lecture at conference and another one in a workshop prepared by our sister company Spring Genetics. Spring Genetics was established as a Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) breeding program for The Americas, with the technical support of Akvaforsk Genetics in 2009.

 At the conference, Carlos hold presentation about latest development in genetic improvement programs of GIFT tilapia and talked about the GIFT project carried out in Philippines, dissemination of GIFT material and what is currently being done with tilapia from GIFT origin.

 In the workshop, organized by Spring Genetics, Carlos hold presentation about genetic improvement in aquaculture and used Spring Genetics results as an example.

 Carlos and Spring Genetic team met many customers, technicians, biologists, producers, owners of aquaculture farms and other scientists. They say that it was nice to hear good feedbacks from customers regarding the use of Spring Genetics seed. 

We are happy to have good feedbacks from our customers and satisfied with our performance at FIACUI.

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Dr. Lozano is holding one of his presentations about latest development in genetic improvement programs of GIFT tilapia

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