Abstract guidelines Aqua NOR 2023

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Abstract guidelines AQUA NOR 2023

Please read these instructions carefully before preparing your abstract. Scroll down to submit your abstract. 

  • The deadline for abstract submission is May 12th 2023
  • Notice of acceptance will be e-mailed to the submitting author within June 2023
  • The organizers reserve the right to accept or refuse any abstract
  • Accepted abstracts will receive complimentary exhibition/conference passes. More information will follow upon acceptance of abstract.
  • All presentations will have the opportunity of publishing a research paper in a Research Topic established in Frontiers of Marine Science. Session chairs are among the Topic Editors for the handling of manuscripts 
  • Remember to express intention of publishing in the registration form

Writing guidelines

  • Abstract must be written in English
  • Maximum number of words in total in the abstract body text is 300
  • Abstract text: Please include objectives, method, results, conclusions
  • Do not include tables, graphs or special symbols, references or key words in abstracts
  • Look up: https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/marine-science 

Submission types

You can choose between the following submission types, both with option of publication:

  • Oral - in-person presentation
  • Oral - digital presentation

Frontiers of Marine Science

All presentations will have the opportunity for publication in an established Research Topic: “Towards an expansion of sustainable global marine aquaculture” in Frontiers of Marine Science, with session chairs acting as Topic Editors for the manuscripts.

Review criteria

All abstracts will be reviewed by at least two scientific specialists acting as reviewers, invited by Frontiers. The Topic Editors of the present Research Topic make their decision on the manuscript based on the final assessment of the reviewers and the Speciality Editor of the section. The criteria of manuscript review will comprise quality and relevance. 


There will be 2 sessions organized for AQUANOR 2023. You are invited to submit an abstract that is relevant for one of the scientifically broad sessions below: 

Session 1

(Wednesday 23.08.2023)

Feed Resources for future expansion of aquaculture

Chair: Mari Vold Bjordal, DNV
Chair: Ida Grong Aursand, SINTEF Ocean

The main objective of the session is to elaborate on further development of feed resources for cultured fish that can secure a sustainable expansion of marine aquaculture in the coming decades. A potential for deriving more feed ingredients is for example found in new resources of captured fish and other marine animals, farmed seaweed and marine low trophic animal species, byproducts from the agriculture food chain, products from industrial biotechnology, and products taken from the aquaculture and fishery wastes cycles. Challenges that are to be met when building new industries within this field are economic and environmental sustainability, avoiding major societal conflicts, and legal aspects. There will be a special focus on proteins and selected essential nutritional ingredients such as EPA, DHA and astaxanthin.

Key words: Marine and terrestrial resources, waste cycles, higher plants, farmed seaweed, farmed low trophic animal species, economic and environmental sustainability, societal aspects, technological and biological aspects, life cycle aspects

Session 2

(Thursday 24.08.2023)

Non-fed extractive aquaculture - species with aQuaculture potential and their cultivation techniques

Chair: Inka Anglade, NTNU
Chair: Xinxin Wang, Akvaplan-niva

The main objective of the session is to explore the potential of non-fed extractive aquaculture species as an alternative to traditional aquaculture. Many locations along the coast are not suited for cage aquaculture but could be suitable for growing other high-value low-trophic species. Various techniques and strategies used to cultivate these species, including sea-ranching, as well as the environmental and economic benefits they can provide, are highly relevant for sustainable aquaculture production. Current practices, regulations and research related to these species, as well as challenges and opportunities that come with the development of non-fed extractive aquaculture species are of importance. Species of interest are, among others, seaweeds, shellfish, crustaceans, other invertebrates, and non-salmonid omnivorous fishes.

Key words: Species potentials, biology, low trophic aquaculture, extractive aquaculture, farming technologies, sea ranching, economic sustainability, societal and environmental sustainability, management regulations