This coming week: International Symposium on Sturgeon!

There’s been a lot going on this week, but I wanted to let you know before things got swinging– 

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It’s time for the Seventh International Symposium on Sturgeon! This is a quadrennial global get-together of everybody involved in the sturgeon world– from ecologists to caviar farmers to caviar businessfolk to gourmets. It’s kind of a big deal. And I’m very excited, here in my very first year at the conference, to be leading a discussion on Wednesday on the possibilities for aquaponics with sturgeon. The goal is to both gauge interest and to identify technical issues on the fish side that might have to be addressed before AP could work with sturgeon. I know plants very well but don’t have as much experience with fish by a long shot. The sturgeon farmers attending this meeting are the ranking world experts on raising these fish, so getting their input will be crucial. 

This year the ISS7 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, and I’m in Florida. Which is why it’s 5:30 am and I’m in an airport. (Pro tip: it’s pronounced nuh-NYE-mo, at least according to the gentlemen I booked a floatplane with. Floatplane! More on that later. British Columbia is a happy place so I trust that this pronunciation is not something they tell tourists to mark them for easy pickings.)(Can you tell I grew up in Miami?)

Stay tuned for live blogging and/or tweeting here and at my twitter account, OwlSpringsFarm. 

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