The First International Aquaculture Fair in Huila, in Colombia’s most important aquaculture region.

Aquaculture is a relevant productive sector with great potential worldwide. It plays a significant and growing role in food provision, nutrition, and employment generation. Colombia has great advantages for the sector development and its privileged location between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans facilitates connection with the main markets of America and other continents.

The commitment of the local Government of Huila in Colombia, the privat sector, national and international entities, agents of the aquaculture value chain has progressed in accomplishing market requirements by strengthening quality. Therefore, Huila has positioned itself as the principal fish producer in Colombia for 2020, ranking first in exports of fresh tilapia to markets such as the United States.

The First International Aquaculture Fair was a space for the meeting of buyers and sellers, marketing, and exchange of technical knowledge and productive methodologies. Along with, the gastronomic and cultural exhibition, visitors got to know first-hand the unique characteristics of the Department of Huila as a key region for Colombian fish farming.

The Institutional component of the fair opened a space for CNCC to organize “Norway Day” as a partial substitution of the summit initially suggested under their strategic partnership project with Norad, Caritas, Pharmaq/Zoetis, and Piscícola Botero. Click here to see more information about Norway Day.

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Skjermbilde 2022-06-28 kl. 09.46.20
Speakers
Speakers
FISH & HEALTH

- ESTEBAN SOTO – UNITED STATES
- PAOLA BARATO – COLOMBIA
- GUSTAVO ADOLFO BERMUDEZ – COLOMBIA
- WIN SURACHETPONG – THAILAND
- CLAUDIA MAIRA/ANDRES HENAO – NORWAY

SUSTAINABILITY

- CARLOS MARIO RAMIREZ – COLOMBIA
- MARCELA SALAZAR – NORWAY
- JOSEF RASINGER – NORWAY
- HECTOR DAVID CALDERON – COLOMBIA
- NINA LILAND – NORWAY

GENETICS

- HIDEYOSHI SEGOVIA – UNITED STATES/NORWAY
- TIAGO FERNANDEZ – BRAZIL
- MAURICIO CARRILLO – COLOMBIA

PRODUCTION/NEW TECHNOLOGIES

- JAIRO AMEZQUITA – COLOMBIA
- LUIZ HENRIQUE VILAÇA – BRAZIL

Speakers
FISH & HEALTH

- ESTEBAN SOTO – UNITED STATES
- PAOLA BARATO – COLOMBIA
- GUSTAVO ADOLFO BERMUDEZ – COLOMBIA
- WIN SURACHETPONG – THAILAND
- CLAUDIA MAIRA/ANDRES HENAO – NORWAY

SUSTAINABILITY

- CARLOS MARIO RAMIREZ – COLOMBIA
- MARCELA SALAZAR – NORWAY
- JOSEF RASINGER – NORWAY
- HECTOR DAVID CALDERON – COLOMBIA
- NINA LILAND – NORWAY

GENETICS

- HIDEYOSHI SEGOVIA – UNITED STATES/NORWAY
- TIAGO FERNANDEZ – BRAZIL
- MAURICIO CARRILLO – COLOMBIA

PRODUCTION/NEW TECHNOLOGIES

- JAIRO AMEZQUITA – COLOMBIA
- LUIZ HENRIQUE VILAÇA – BRAZIL

FISH & HEALTH

- ESTEBAN SOTO – UNITED STATES
- PAOLA BARATO – COLOMBIA
- GUSTAVO ADOLFO BERMUDEZ – COLOMBIA
- WIN SURACHETPONG – THAILAND
- CLAUDIA MAIRA/ANDRES HENAO – NORWAY

SUSTAINABILITY

- CARLOS MARIO RAMIREZ – COLOMBIA
- MARCELA SALAZAR – NORWAY
- JOSEF RASINGER – NORWAY
- HECTOR DAVID CALDERON – COLOMBIA
- NINA LILAND – NORWAY

GENETICS

- HIDEYOSHI SEGOVIA – UNITED STATES/NORWAY
- TIAGO FERNANDEZ – BRAZIL
- MAURICIO CARRILLO – COLOMBIA

PRODUCTION/NEW TECHNOLOGIES

- JAIRO AMEZQUITA – COLOMBIA
- LUIZ HENRIQUE VILAÇA – BRAZIL

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Norwegian delegation

Claudia Maira
Claudia Maira

Chilean-Norwegian veterinarian with more than 30 years experience in aquaculture as field veterinarian, veterinary officer, and the last 22 years at Pharmaq, part of Zoetis.Focused on Fish Health Management and production of several farmed species, including salmonids, cod, turbot, sea bass, sea bream and tilapia in different regions of the world. Current position is Senior Clinical Scientist, Technical Support Manager for the Mediterranean region and Latin America

Claudia Maira

Chilean-Norwegian veterinarian with more than 30 years experience in aquaculture as field veterinarian, veterinary officer, and the last 22 years at Pharmaq, part of Zoetis. Focused on Fish Health Management and production of several farmed species, including salmonids, cod, turbot, sea bass, sea bream and tilapia in different regions of the world. Current position is Senior Clinical Scientist, Technical Support Manager for the Mediterranean region and Latin America

Claudia Maira

Chilean-Norwegian veterinarian with more than 30 years experience in aquaculture as field veterinarian, veterinary officer, and the last 22 years at Pharmaq, part of Zoetis. Focused on Fish Health Management and production of several farmed species, including salmonids, cod, turbot, sea bass, sea bream and tilapia in different regions of the world. Current position is Senior Clinical Scientist, Technical Support Manager for the Mediterranean region and Latin America

Andres Henao

Zootechnical Veterinary Doctor – University of Caldas, with more than 14 years of experience in the aquaculture sector, in the area of ​​nutrition, health and development of the vaccination program in Colombia. Since 2018, dedicated to the development of the vaccination program at the national level with American Veterinaria Ltda, from 2020, Technical-Commercial Advisor for Aquaculture Colombia, Mexico and CAMCAR for Zoetis.

Zootechnical Veterinary Doctor – University of Caldas, with more than 14 years of experience in the aquaculture sector, in the area of ​​nutrition, health and development of the vaccination program in Colombia. Since 2018, dedicated to the development of the vaccination program at the national level with American Veterinaria Ltda, from 2020, Technical-Commercial Advisor for Aquaculture Colombia, Mexico and CAMCAR for Zoetis.

Andres Henao

Zootechnical Veterinary Doctor – University of Caldas, with more than 14 years of experience in the aquaculture sector, in the area of ​​nutrition, health and development of the vaccination program in Colombia. Since 2018, dedicated to the development of the vaccination program at the national level with American Veterinaria Ltda, from 2020, Technical-Commercial Advisor for Aquaculture Colombia, Mexico and CAMCAR for Zoetis.

Marcela Salazar
Marcela Salazar

Dr. Marcela Salazar, is a surgeon from the Javeriana University in Colombia, and has worked on genetic improvement and disease resistance in P vannamei for 20 years. She was scientific director of CENIACUA from 2001-2016 and now has the same position at Benchmark Genetics Colombia. Since 2020 she is the chair of the Benchmark plc Animal Welfare Committee.

Marcela Salazar

Dr. Marcela Salazar, is a surgeon from the Javeriana University in Colombia, and has worked on genetic improvement and disease resistance in P vannamei for 20 years. She was scientific director of CENIACUA from 2001-2016 and now has the same position at Benchmark Genetics Colombia. Since 2020 she is the chair of the Benchmark plc Animal Welfare Committee.

Marcela Salazar

Dr. Marcela Salazar, is a surgeon from the Javeriana University in Colombia, and has worked on genetic improvement and disease resistance in P vannamei for 20 years. She was scientific director of CENIACUA from 2001-2016 and now has the same position at Benchmark Genetics Colombia. Since 2020 she is the chair of the Benchmark plc Animal Welfare Committee.

Josef Rasinger
Josef Rasinger

Dr Rasinger is a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. His research focuses on the development and implementation of molecular (omics), biostatistical and bioinformatics tools for use in food and feed safety, and aquaculture research. Dr. Rasinger contributed to several ISI-listed peer review papers, reports, book chapters, and presentations at national and international conferences.

In addition, Dr. Rasinger has been collaborating with researchers from Colombian institutions such as La Universidad Nacional (Sede Bogota) and La Universidad de Los Andes for several years. With colleagues from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and La Universidad Nacional, in 2021, he contributed to secure funding for a collaborative research project on circular economic systems using insects as feed for sustainable aquaculture.

Dr. Rasinger’s presentation will also include Dr. Rita Hannisdal’s work in relation to Norway’s contribution to the “Global Action Network”, a Norwegian global initiative with an impact on the sector.

Josef Rasinger

Dr Rasinger is a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. His research focuses on the development and implementation of molecular (omics), biostatistical and bioinformatics tools for use in food and feed safety, and aquaculture research. Dr. Rasinger contributed to several ISI-listed peer review papers, reports, book chapters, and presentations at national and international conferences.

In addition, Dr. Rasinger has been collaborating with researchers from Colombian institutions such as La Universidad Nacional (Sede Bogota) and La Universidad de Los Andes for several years. With colleagues from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and La Universidad Nacional, in 2021, he contributed to secure funding for a collaborative research project on circular economic systems using insects as feed for sustainable aquaculture.

Dr. Rasinger’s presentation will also include Dr. Rita Hannisdal’s work in relation to Norway’s contribution to the “Global Action Network”, a Norwegian global initiative with an impact on the sector.

Josef Rasinger

Dr Rasinger is a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. His research focuses on the development and implementation of molecular (omics), biostatistical and bioinformatics tools for use in food and feed safety, and aquaculture research. Dr. Rasinger contributed to several ISI-listed peer review papers, reports, book chapters, and presentations at national and international conferences.

In addition, Dr. Rasinger has been collaborating with researchers from Colombian institutions such as La Universidad Nacional (Sede Bogota) and La Universidad de Los Andes for several years. With colleagues from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and La Universidad Nacional, in 2021, he contributed to secure funding for a collaborative research project on circular economic systems using insects as feed for sustainable aquaculture.

Dr. Rasinger’s presentation will also include Dr. Rita Hannisdal’s work in relation to Norway’s contribution to the “Global Action Network”, a Norwegian global initiative with an impact on the sector.

Nina Liland
Nina Sylvia Liland
Nina Sylvia Liland
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Dr. Nina Sylvia Liland is a researcher at the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), situated in Bergen, Norway. She holds a PhD from the University of Bergen and has been working since 2015 as a researcher in the research group of Feed and Nutrition at IMR. Her research topic is fish nutrition, especially focused on how different oil compositions in the feed affect the health of cultured Atlantic salmon. She has special interest in how to make fish feed more sustainable, with focus on dietary design and novel feed ingredients, including work on animal by-products and insects.

Nina Sylvia Liland
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Dr. Nina Sylvia Liland is a researcher at the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), situated in Bergen, Norway. She holds a PhD from the University of Bergen and has been working since 2015 as a researcher in the research group of Feed and Nutrition at IMR. Her research topic is fish nutrition, especially focused on how different oil compositions in the feed affect the health of cultured Atlantic salmon. She has special interest in how to make fish feed more sustainable, with focus on dietary design and novel feed ingredients, including work on animal by-products and insects.

Dr. Nina Sylvia Liland is a researcher at the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), situated in Bergen, Norway. She holds a PhD from the University of Bergen and has been working since 2015 as a researcher in the research group of Feed and Nutrition at IMR. Her research topic is fish nutrition, especially focused on how different oil compositions in the feed affect the health of cultured Atlantic salmon. She has special interest in how to make fish feed more sustainable, with focus on dietary design and novel feed ingredients, including work on animal by-products and insects.

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Hideyoshi Segovia-Uno
Hideyoshi Segovia-Uno

Hideyoshi Segovia-Uno has more than 16 years of experience in tilapia production and processing in the USA and LATAM, Currently he is Benchmark Genetics USA Inc. (Spring Genetics) General Manager. He is in charge of overseeing the Breeding Program and Commercial Operations.

Hideyoshi has experience in designing and construction of production and processing systems, as well as in the implementation of good aquaculture practices programs and biosecurity programs in different countries around the world.

Hideyoshi holds Bachelor degree in Aquaculture Engineering from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Mexico and a Specialization in Food Processing Technology from Universidad CentroAmericana Jose Simeon Cañas UCA in El Salvador

Hideyoshi Segovia-Uno

Hideyoshi Segovia-Uno has more than 16 years of experience in tilapia production and processing in the USA and LATAM, Currently he is Benchmark Genetics USA Inc. (Spring Genetics) General Manager. He is in charge of overseeing the Breeding Program and Commercial Operations.

Hideyoshi has experience in designing and construction of production and processing systems, as well as in the implementation of good aquaculture practices programs and biosecurity programs in different countries around the world.

Hideyoshi holds Bachelor degree in Aquaculture Engineering from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Mexico and a Specialization in Food Processing Technology from Universidad CentroAmericana Jose Simeon Cañas UCA in El Salvador

Hideyoshi Segovia-Uno

Hideyoshi Segovia-Uno has more than 16 years of experience in tilapia production and processing in the USA and LATAM, Currently he is Benchmark Genetics USA Inc. (Spring Genetics) General Manager. He is in charge of overseeing the Breeding Program and Commercial Operations.

Hideyoshi has experience in designing and construction of production and processing systems, as well as in the implementation of good aquaculture practices programs and biosecurity programs in different countries around the world.

Hideyoshi holds Bachelor degree in Aquaculture Engineering from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Mexico and a Specialization in Food Processing Technology from Universidad CentroAmericana Jose Simeon Cañas UCA in El Salvador

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