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Thank You Conference Attendees and Sea Lice Community

20. Jul 2022

On behalf of the Sea Lice Conference International, we want to thank you for taking part and subscribing to the sea lice research community. We would also like to extend our gratitude to those who attended the 13th Conference, in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, on May 9-13, 2022, at The Nordic House Conference Center.
 
We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile. The primary goal of this conference was to bring together renowned researchers, authorities and the industry within the realm of the Aquaculture industry, Universities and supporting research facilities. With the participation of leading international researchers, regulatory agencies, and groups, this all enabled the communication and universalization of the science behind this topic. Facilitating scientific and practical advancements of the key factors related to sea lice in both farmed and wild settings. This, in order to share and talk about the issues facing us all, in an open dialogue, under one roof to develop possible strategies as to how to raise more awareness and more engagement in initiatives taking place in aquaculture.
 
We believe that our diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists provided in-depth insight, as well as, actionable and practical tools of engagement models and methods that have worked in other countries. 
Your presence helped make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun. We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to be engaged with the Sea Lice Conference in the future.

Post-Conference Follow-Up

We have these past few weeks been working on uploading most of the presentations online, to Fiskaalings YouTube channel, in order to better document and get a glimpse of some of the research made within the sea lice research community. We hope this effort will be useful to you in your future discoveries, and serve as an effort to boost communication, and share new information between us all.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to follow this link, to Fiskaalings YouTube channel, presenting to you a recap of some of our talented researchers, panelists and speakers of the 13th Sea Lice Conference International 2022. And remember that you are always welcome to subscribe and follow our channel online. You can also see the list of videos, on our program list on the dedicated Sea Lice Conference webpage, at https://sealiceconference.net/programme/

> Go to SLC 2022 Video Presentations
> Sea Lice Conference International Webpage

A special thanks

Furthermore, we would also like to extend our thanks and gratitude to the sponsors of the conference, Hiddenfjord, Bakkafrost, Mowi, Signs, Salmoclinic, Benchmark, Elanco and MSD Animal Health, for their contribution to the success of the conference. As well as to the coordinators, hosts, chairs, The Nordic House, Tórshavn Municipality and Mr. Magnus Rasmussen, Minister of Environment, Industry and Trade at the Government of the Faroe Islands for participating in the event.

We hope you have enjoyed the conference and we look forward to the next Sea Lice Conference International.

We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to be engaged with the Sea Lice Conference in the future. 
Stay tuned for upcoming events by visiting www.sealiceconference.net


Sincerely yours,
Sea Lice Conference International 2022
On behalf of Fiskaaling,
Kind regards

Jóhanna Lava Køtlum
CEO
Fiskaaling

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Sea Lice 2022 Awards

14. May 2022

The Sea Lice Scientific Committee decided to award three awards this year.

And the winners were:

The Sea Lice Conference 2022 Poster Prize: Mari Austad Brandt

Award to Young Scientist Oral Presentation: Helene Børretzen Fjørtoft

The Kabana Award – given in recognition of lifetime contribution to the sea louse research community: Frank Nilsen

In the picture we see, from left, Jóhanna Lava Køtlum, Helene Børretzen Fjørtoft and Sandra Bravo.

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Fiskaaling – your host

8. May 2022

As the Sea Lice Conference participants are flying in to the Faroe Islands, Fiskaaling welcomes every one here. We hope you will enjoy the days ahead – for the science and research, but also for being together with old friends, and making new friends.

But for the moment, please let us introduce ourselves. Fiskaaling was founded in 1970, and we made this short video production just to let you see who we are, and what we are.

Please follow this link: https://youtu.be/BboIodyMciI

Fiskaaling Video

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Keynote Speaker

7. May 2022

Speaking on the subject Living conditions in the future Northeastern Atlantic under climate change, Mr. Bogi Hansen will present a unique perspective and insight into the climate change issue, which most certainly is relevant for all ocean life and the environment at large, too.

Bogi Hansen has devoted a lifetime in research by coupling the disciplines of climate, ocean and biological sciences. He received his PhD in Physical Ocanography from the University of Copenhagen in 1977. Since 1982 he has worked at the Faroe Marine REsearch Institute where he is actively engaged in research and led the environmental department for many years.

During his career, Dr. Hansen has also contributed to international committees and working groups, focused on climate impact. His publications are well known and hes lectures and presentations are always in high demand.

Bogi Hansen has been awarded a number of Faroese and international awards, including the Nordic Environment Prize.

His presentation will be on Monday at 13:35.

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COVID-19-PCR tests

7. Apr 2022

You can have same-day COVID-19-PCR tests in Tórshavn. This is particularly useful for those who may be required to carry a valid test for the return trip home.

THETIS is an internationally approved service provider for corona testing. The laboratory uses testing methods recommended by the WHO. Read more on the THETIS homepage https://coronatest.fo/en/:

Corona testing in the Faroe Islands, COVID-19 test near me – Thetis

The test can be booked online. Also, you can ask for assistance at the Sea Lice Conference Service Desk.

The cost per test in DKK 390, including tax.

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See the program

22. Mar 2022

All presentations have now been organized in a tightly set program for the Sea Lice Conference. Participants at the conference will listen to and engage with the world’s leading sea lice researchers and experts.

Clearly, many very good abstracts were submitted for the conference. And after nearly four years since the last Sea Lice Conference, we made efforts to fit in as many as possible. Participants will be somewhat tested, but we believe this will be balanced with all the highly qualified and exciting content.

In addition to the presentations, we have built in time and opportunities for discussions and reflections. Also, the entire conference environment and set-up is designed to inspire and engage all conference participants.

Remember, if you want to be part of the world’s largest and most professionally qualified Sea Lice forum, the 13th Sea Lice International Conference is the place to be.

Registrations are still open here on the Sea Lice website.

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Travel Restrictions Eased

28. Feb 2022

There are now no travel restrictions between Denmark and the Faroe Islands.

From 1 March, the travel restrictions into Denmark are as follows:  

There will no longer be test or isolation requirements for people travelling to Denmark from an EU- or Schengen country. This means that you can enter Denmark without restrictions regardless of whether you are vaccinated or have been previously infected.

If you enter from a country that is not a part of EU or Schengen, you can enter without restrictions, if you are vaccinated or previously infected. If you are not vaccinated or previously infected, you must take a test within 24 hours after arrival.

If you require further information, please contact the appropriate authorities, or contact the Sea Lice Conference organisers.

Travel – Korona í Føroyum

Questions and answers regarding entry into Denmark (coronasmitte.dk)

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PROGRAM CONTENT

21. Feb 2022

You can now see the presentations scheduled for the Sea Lice Conference in May 2022 here on the Sea Lice Conference homepage.

The conference received many very good abstracts, and after the reviewing process we are excited to present the accepted abstracts in our programme.

While there are still some adjustments to be made regarding presentation times and order, we expect some alterations still to me made.

Meanwhile, you can study the many very exciting presentations to be heard during the Sea Lice Conference. And not to forget, the Q&A sessions and the professional and social opportunities at hand.

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Abstract reviews

26. Jan 2022

The abstract reviewers are now in the process of scoring a total of 90 abstracts, covering the theme subjects:

  • Fish welfare
  • Genetics and genome
  • Medicinal treatments
  • Management – policy and legislation
  • Modelling and epidemiology
  • Non-medicinal treatments
  • Sea lice biology
  • Wild fish interaction
  • Open category

Abstracts have been submitted to the Sea Lice Conference 2022 from all over the world.

Notification of acceptance is expected to be on Monday the 14th of February.

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Abstracts for Sea Lice 2022

20. Dec 2021

While abstracts for the Sea Lice Conference in May 2022 are coming in, we encourage all researchers and scientists to submit new abstracts. The conference in 2022 will be the first large face-to-face sea lice event since the 12th conference in Chile back in 2018.