TUESDAY 12th February

8:00-8:45 Registration
9:00-9:15 Introductory and welcome remarks (Chris, Bill, Eilat Mayor)

Session 1: Dott history (session chair: Robert Vassallo Agius)
9:15-9:35- History of BFT projects-Hillel Gordin (Israel)
9:40-10:00 Coordinator’s Short Introduction to TRANSDOTT – C. Bridges (Germany)

Session 2: Transdott 2012 (session chair: Chris Bridges)
10:00-10:20 Report on the Malta season of 2012 -R. Vassallo Agius
10:25-10:45 Egg incubation and shipments in 2012 M. Spagnol (Malta)
10:50-11:20 Coffee break
11:25-11:45 BFT larval rearing trials 2012 A. Sharman (Malta)
11:50-12:10 Report on the BFT activities of Panittica SPA, Italy-Year 2012 – M. Deflorio (Italy)
12:15-12:35 Report on BFT Activities of Futuna Blue Spain Year 2012- Patricio Urrutia (Spain)
12:40-13:00 The combined effect of DHA and taurine on retinal development, prey ingestion and growth in first feeding larvae of Atlantic blue fin tuna Thunnus thynnus – B. Koven (Israel)
13:05-14:15 Lunch

Session 3: BFT farming in practice and research (session chair: Amos Tandler)
14:20-14:40 Comparative investigation of liver estrogen receptor gene expression in wild and captive Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (SELFDOTT) (Thunnus thynnus) -F. Borutta (Germany)
14:45-15:05 Molecular biological parentage and maternity analyses of multiple spawning events in tuna aquaculture- (SELFDOTT + TRANSDOTT) F. Borutta (Germany)
15:10-15:30 Spawning of the southern blue fin tuna-A. Elizur (Australia)
15:35-15:55 Neurobiological basis underlying the control of the onset of pubety in the Atlantic blue fin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in captivity.-N. Berkovitch (Israel)
16:00-16:20 Sexual maturity in western Atlantic bluefin tuna- G. Heinisch (USA)
16:25-16:45 Tuna farming in Turkey-K. Gamsiz (Turkey)
16:50-17:10 TUNATECHS, an Aquaculture Start-Up Company- F. Borutta, S. Schulz (Germany)
17:15-17:45 coffee break
17:50-18:00 Review of Kinki University Pacific Bluefin Tuna Propagation Programme- C Bridges (Germany)
18:00-18:30 Round table discussion and summation.

WEDNESDAY 13th February

09:00 Business Meeting ( Reports on deliverables and milestones based on DOW) with contributions from partners as powerpoint presentations


1. Coordinators Report – Finance, Annual Reports and Administration
D 1.1 ; D1.2 C. Bridges
2. WP.2: Improvement in Broodstock Management and Gamete Production- Report
D 2.1 ; D2.2 ; MS 2 R. Vassalo
3. WP.3: Development of Egg, Larval rearing and Feeding Strategies
D 3.1 B Koven
4. WP.4: Improving Fingerling Production and Testing, Transportation to Cages and
On-growing Techniques
D 4.1; D4.2;D4.3 ; D4.4 MFF
5. WP5: Dissemination, Exploitation, Commercialisation
D 5.1,; D5.2 C. Bridges D 5.4; D 5.5 FB S Chetcuti
6. Future Planning (summary will be discussed later in detail)
7. Any Other Business

THURSDAY 14th February

09:00 – 13:00 Planning Meeting 2013
2.Egg collection and transport
3.Larval rearing
4.Fingerling transport
5.Commercialization ,CA
MOU´s and Cooperation’s

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