Preface

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This publication contains papers from a course on: Aquaculture of Arctic charr and brown trout, that was held in Fludir, Iceland on 1618th of August 1991. The course was arranged in cooperation between Iceland, France and Scotland and was partly financed by a grant from the COMETT II program of EEC (European Community Programme on Cooperation between Universities and Industry regarding Training in the Field of Technology 1990/1994).

The organization of project was as follows:

Contractor;
The Icelandic Fish Farmers and Sea Ranchers Association.

Coordinator;
Dr. Stefßn Adalsteinsson, Agricultural Research Institute, Keldnaholt, Iceland.

Cooperating institutes;
Station Peche-Aquaculture, IFREMER, Brest, France, c/o Dr. Y. Harache. Institute of Aquaculture,
University of Stirling, Scotland, c/o Dr. N. Bromage.
Icelandic Aquaculture Service, Ltd., Reykjavik, Iceland, c/o Dr. Íssur SkarphÚdinsson.
Institute of Biology, University of Iceland, c/o Dr. Logi Jˇnsson.

The members of the organizing committee were: Stefßn Adalsteinsson (chairman, Iceland), J.B. Kristinsson (Iceland), Y. Harache (France) and N. Bromage (Scotland).

The aim of the course was to collect, present and distribute available knowledge on different aspects of brown trout and Arctic charr production in aquaculture.

The program was divided into three sessions with altogether 15 lectures:
    I. Rearing techniques and environment.

    II. Genetic basis and selection.

    III. Marketing and economy.

Papers were presented during the first two days of the course and the third day was used to visit fish farms with Arctic charr. There were 31 participants, from France, UK, Norway and Iceland.

The papers were presented in English and are published here with summaries in French and Icelandic. The papers give a general overview of the state of research on Arctic charr and brown trout in Europe and will hopefully be of use for scientists and aqua! culturalists working in this field.

Dr. Stefßn Adalsteinsson who initiated the project and was chairman of the organizing committee, left the Agricultural Research Institute in 1991 for a new position at the Nordic Gene Bank for Animals. The editing of this publication was continued by Emma Eythˇrsdˇttir.

Sincere thanks are expressed to ŮurÝdur PÚtursdˇttir at the Agricultural Research Institute, who worked long hours preparing the course. Thanks are also due to Dr Y. Harache for translating the summaries into French and to all the participants for their contributions.

Emma Ey■ˇrsdˇttir