3rd Aquaculture Conference 2018: Recent Advances in Aquaculture Research

BIOMIN is honored to have Rui A. Goncalves, Scientist – Aquaculture at BIOMIN, present “Impact of deoxynivalenol on rainbow trout: Digestibility and metabolism” and “Fate of [3H]-deoxynivalenol in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) juveniles-Tissue distribution and excretion”, and Michele Muccio, Product Manager at BIOMIN, present “Worldwide Mycotoxin Occurrence in Plant Meals: an Overlooked Risk to Aquaculture?”

Rui’s presentations address one of the main constraints when studying deoxynivalenol (DON) impact on aquaculture species, which is the lack of DON-induced clinical symptoms. In order to understand the reasons behind the lack of clinical manifestation, two experiments were set up to evaluate and elucidate the impact of DON on rainbow trout, by exploring new tools and evaluating new diagnostic factors, which may be used later by the industry as a standard to better diagnose DON intake in fish. 

Michele’s presentation focuses on the occurrence of main mycotoxins in plant-based ingredients that are commonly used in aquaculture, and that were analyzed in the BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey 2018. The presentation will show the contamination trends comparing the results from 2018 with the last years with the aim to provide a broader picture on how mycotoxin occurrence patterns are evolving and what could be the consequences for producers.

The results that will be presented at the 3rd Aquaculture Conference: Recent Advances in Aquaculture Research are certainly one step further to help the industry to understand the impact of DON.

Details of the presentations:

  • Impact of deoxynivalenol on rainbow trout: Digestibility and metabolism
  • Worldwide mycotoxin occurrence in plant meals: An overlooked risk to aquaculture?

Session: Session 2: Innovations in Nutrition, Feeds and Feeding I
Date: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Time: 16:10-17:30
Room: Regency Ballroom 

  • Fate of [3H]-deoxynivalenol in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) juveniles-Tissue distribution and excretion

Session: Session 5: Biotechnology Innovations in Aquaculture I 
Date: Friday 28th September 2018
Time: 10:40-11:30
Room: Regency Ballroom

The topics discussed at the conference include emerging aquaculture science areas of sustainability science, social-ecological systems, ornamental, conservation and restoration sciences as they relate to the development of aquaculture. For more information on the 3rd Aquaculture Conference: Recent Advances in Aquaculture Research, please visit

https://www.elsevier.com/events/conferences/aquaculture