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Congrès SEK

samedi 9 avril 2016, par webmaster


The XXIII Sociedad Española de Killis (SEK) Convention will be held in Bilbao on April 29 and 30, and May 1, 2016.
Bilbao is a city in the North of Spain, with a population of 350,000 citizen,
located next to the Cantabric Sea.Bilbao has many touristic highlights (Museo Guggenheim, PalacioEuskalduna, Museo Marítimo, Alhóndiga, Museo de Bellas Artes, CascoViejo, Mercado de la Ribera, Catedral de Santiago, Gran Vía, Puente Zubizuri,Biblioteca Foral, Parque de Doña Casilda, Ría de Bilbao, Monte Artxanda, …)
and is known for its cuisine.

The Bilbao airport has direct flights with many European cities (Amsterdam,
Bruselas, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Lisboa, Londres, Manchester, Munich, París,
Praga, Roma, Zurich, ...).
Bilbao is only 1 hour and a half away from the French frontier by highway.

The Convention will be held at the Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao
Muelle Ramón de la Sota, 1
48013 Bilbao

GPS coordinates : 43.266329, -2.946213
Killifish competition
The competition categories will be :
• Group I : Callopanchax, Fundulopanchax, Gularopanchax, Paludopanchax,
Paraphyosemion & Raddaella.
• Group II : Archiaphyosemion, Mesoaphyosemion (Callirium group) &
• Group III : Aphyosemion & Mesoaphyosemion (except for Callirium group).
• Group IV : Chromaphyosemion, Diapteron & Kathetys.
• Group V : Aphyoplatys, Aplocheilus, Epiplatys, Episemion & Pachypanchax.
• Group VI : Small Rivulus.
• Group VII : Big Rivulus.
• Group VIII : Fundulosoma & Nothobranchius.
• Group IX : South American annuals.
• Group X : Aphanius.
• Group XI : Other genres, including Oryzias genre.
The fishes for the competition need to be at the Convention before 7 pm on
Friday April 29.
The allowed modalities are : couples, trios (1 male and 2 females), inverse
trios (1 female and 2 males) and breeding groups (3 couples or 2 trios).
Killifish preinscription (by e-mail : sek2016@killis.es ) is recommended,
detailing breeder’s name, association, species and populations.
You can send your killifish for the competition to :
Amaia, 21
48930 Las Arenas – Getxo
There will be 3 prizes per group and 1 prize for the best breeding group in
each group. All the killifish will become property of the SEK and will be sold
at the public auction on Sunday May 1.
Photography competition
Photos that reflect the activities and everything surrounding the killi-world.
The presentation deadline is April 3, 2016.
Any adult who is a member of any killifish association can participate,
presenting a limit of up to 3 photos without any signature, name or author
The photos must be sent, by e-mail, to sek2016@killis.es
The photo size will be 20x30 cm, color, either horizontal or vertical, in digital
format. The maximum size allowed for each photo is 5 MB. We recommend
a minimum digital resolution of 300 ppp and RGB mode.
The pictures must be original and exclusive to the author and they must
never have been awarded at any photography competition, as well as be
free from copyrights. Photomontages or digitally altered pictures will not be
The photos will be printed by the organization. The photographies will
become property of the SEK, which will be allowed to use, reproduce,
exhibit or spread them, mentioning the author.
You must send the photos as an attachment, by e-mail, using a text file with :
− Title of each photo, linked to the name of the corresponding file.
− Brief explanation of each photo. It’s recommended to mention if the
picture is vertical or horizontal, and any other information to facilitate to the
proper exhibition of the photo.
− Author information : name, association, country and e-mail address.
The best photography of the exhibition will be awarded.
Hotels and hostels
Bilbao offers a wide variety of accommodations.
The nearest hotels (about 5 minutes on foot from the Convention) are :
Hotel Meliá Bilbao (5 stars)
Hotel NH Collection Villa de Bilbao (4 stars)
Hotel Hesperia Zubialde (4 stars)
Hotel Ilunion Bilbao (3 stars)
Hotel NH Bilbao Deusto (3 stars)
If you travel by car, some interesting suggestions (due to their economic
price and good quality) are :
Hotel Ibis Budget Bilbao Barakaldo (10 minutes by car)
Hotel Ibis Budget Arrigorriaga (15 minutes by car)
And for the youngest attendants, who accept sharing a bedroom, there are
several very economic hostels near the Convention :
Moon Hostel Bio
Pil Pil Hostel Bilbao
Bilbao Akelarre Hostel
Botxo Gallery Youth Hostel
Other accommodation options : www.booking.com
Friday, April 29, 2016
11:00 Opening of the XXIII SEK Convention & killifish exhibition.
11:00 Various activities & trips.
19:00 Closure of the killifish reception for the competition.
20:00 Closure of the exhibition room.
20:30 Boat trip with dinner based on “pintxos”, through the Bilbao River
(Mandatory pre-registration and payment before April 17.
Price, with dinner included : 20 €) *
Saturday, April 30, 2016
10:00 Opening of the exhibition.
10:00 Judgment of killifish for the competition.
12:00 SEK Members’ General Meeting.
17:00 Conference-projection : "Lampeyes - An aquarium full of life", by
Ralph Bayer (President of the DKG).
20:00 Exhibition closure.
20:30 Departure by bus to touristic tour on the way to dinner.
22:00 Celebratory dinner and awards ceremony : Restaurante El León
(Mandatory pre-registration and payment before April 17.
Price, with bus tour included : 30 €) *
Killifish exhibition at the exhibition hall.
Little market of killifish related products
Guided visits at the “Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao”, on demand.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
08:00 Dismantling of the Convention and bottling of the killifish.
10:00 Auction of all the exhibited killifish.
13:30 Closure of the Convention and “txakoli & pintxos” (courtesy of
SEK) for all the Convention attendants.
* Inscriptions by e-mail to sek2016@killis.es
More information at www.sekweb.org

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