14. May 2020
Fiskaaling Ltd. has postponed the Sea Lice International Conference, scheduled for 7th to 11th September 2020 in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. The decicion is based on precautionary measures in relation to the covid-19 outbreak.
The Sea Lice International Conference, hosted by Fiskaaling, has been provisionally cancelled. The biennial conference is the major forum of sea lice research, and a central focus for discussion of sea lice issues and development within the field of sea lice research and management. The conference is now in the process of being rescheduled for September 2021 in the Faroe Islands.
“We are very sorry that the conference in the Faroe Islands had to . However, we recognize the fact that basic preconditions have significantly changed. The decicion to postpone the event is the right and responsible course of action right now,” says Jóhanna Lava Køtlum, CEO of Fiskaaling.
The Sea Lice Conference attracts participants from all over the world, especially from fish farming countries, e.g. Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and Chile. Some of these countries have already declared that they will not be sending delegations across the country’s borders in 2020. Also, important research work has been significantly delayed during the covid-19 outbreak, leaving the conference in want for relevant content.
Currently, Fiskaaling is working in cooperation with Greengate Incoming to reschedule hotel and venue bookings. Also, all deadlines for registration, submission of abstracts, etc. will be changed accordingly.
Please look out for new information. Notifications will be sent to all those, who have subscribed for information. We will keep you posted, and we will post relevant updates on the Sea Lice homepage.