OXFORD, England, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquaculture Conference held 3 - 7 November 2013; pre-conference webinar will take place October 24, 2013Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, and Novus International, the pioneering manufacturer of animal nutrition solutions products for livestock, poultry and aquaculture, announce their collaboration for the first Aquaculture Conference held 3-7 November 2013 in Gran Canaria. Organized by Elsevier and supported by Novus International, the Aquaculture Conference will celebrate 40 years of outstanding research published in Elsevier's journal Aquaculture while also identifying the challenges that remain for the next generation of aquaculture researchers. The collaboration between Novus International and Elsevier will bring together a range of content useful to aquaculture researchers and professionals. A newly launched microsite will provide an overview of Novus International's products, services and solutions, specific to the requirements of the aquaculture industry. In addition, the microsite will host an online version of the Aquaculture Conference, offering a permanent resource to researchers, developers and students in the field, and those who were unable to attend. "Aquaculture is poised to become the leading process to provide sustainable food for mankind. However to achieve this, substantial progress in science is required, which can further serve as a platform for the industry, policy makers, environmentalists, consumers and all other stakeholders involved for meaningful and progressive dialogue. We are pleased to be part of this forum, a kindred spirit and we hope that all scientists present can challenge, contribute and benefit from the Novus-Elsevier collaboration," said Francisco Gomes, Ph.D., Executive Manager of Novus Aquaculture Business Unit. "We are honored to work with Novus International to organize our first Aquaculture Conference. We consider the collaboration an important and instrumental one, one which will help all of us in the field to face the challenge of doubling our global aquaculture production in a sustainable manner," added Dr. Christiane Barranguet, Executive Publisher Water Management and Biological Resources at Elsevier. Prior to the conference, a webinar will take place on October 24, 2013, free for all to attend. The webinar, " Delivery of practical, holistic aquaculture health and nutrition solutions", will introduce Novus International' research and development strategies focusing on the fundamental understanding of: aquatic animal nutrition, health, immunity balance, gut physiology and gut microflora; interactions with key pathogens and parasites; the practical applications in feedmill and farm production systems. The webinar is aimed at R&D managers, nutritionists, veterinarians, technical managers, farm managers and consultants. It will bring together some of Novus International' top executives and R&D personnel and there will be an opportunity for participants to pose questions to the speakers.