World Aquaculture Society Calendar of Events

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2019
March 2019
Location: Bonn, Germany
Small-scale aquaculture producers can access inputs, improve production and connect successfully with more remunerative markets by means of collective actions. This course will focus on empowerment and professionalization of fish farmers’ business organisations, with responsible and inclusive growth of the aquaculture sector as main objective. Empowering fish farmers’ business organizations A sector on the rise. On a global scale aquaculture has shown a steady growth in the past decades. The amount of fish and other seafood products for direct human consumption resulting from aquaculture is equal to the amount supplied by capture fisheries. Besides from an increasing world population, the global demand for fish or aquatic products is also driven by a growing awareness of the positive impact of consumption of fish and other aquatic products on human health due to the presence of unsaturated fatty acids, micro-nutrients and high protein level. In Europe and North America the local production and supply of fishery products are not sufficient to meet the demand. Fish and other seafood have become very important export commodities for Vietnam, Bangladesh, Thailand and other countries. Especially in East, South and S.E. Asia aquaculture is a well-established and fast growing sector; these regions together contribute 88% to the global aquaculture production (FAO, 2014).
April 2019
Location: As, Norway
This 3-day course covers the principles of extrusion, the design of extrusion processes, and how the the formulation affects the extrusion process and aquafeed characteristics. Principles learned will be demonstrated using the extruder in the Centre for Feed Technology pilot plant.
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
Call for Abstracts - the deadline to submit an abstract is January 15, 2019. The International Pectinid Workshop has been a biennial event on the calendar of marine researchers from all over the world since 1976. The workshop is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge concerning the scallop species of the world. Pectinids have a worldwide economic and ecological importance as evidenced by the more than 125 participants from 25 countries who usually attend the workshops.
Location: International Convention Center Jeju (ICC Jeju), Jeju, Korea
“Seaweeds: from Tradition to Innovation” The 23rd International Seaweed Symposium will convene April 28 - May 3, 2019 in Jeju Island, South Korea. The Symposium will follow the traditional program, with a mix of plenary talks, symposia devoted to particular topics, sessions of contributed papers, and poster sessions. Diverse topics of symposia and sessions will include, but not limited to taxonomy, biodiversity, ecology, climate change, genomics, seaweed aquaculture, industrialization, and cutting-edge technologies for medicine, cosmetics, and biofuel developments. The chairperson of the National Organizing Committee, Prof. Jeong Ha Kim (Sungkyunkwan University) and the committee members are more than happy to help you with any questions about the symposium. Please visit the conference website, www.iss2019.org, for detailed information about the symposium.
May 2019
Location: The Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington DC, USA
Formerly the International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture (ICRA), RASTECH 2019 is the venue for learning, networking and knowledge sharing on RAS technologies, design and implementations across the world. WHY ATTEND? • Hear from leading experts in the global aquaculture industry about the latest developments in RAS technology and design • Network and share best practices on RAS and sustainable production • Learn from case studies and success stories • Access to leading providers of products and services in the global RAS market TOPICS INCLUDE • Engineering innovations using RAS • Aquaponics • Energy management in RAS • Raising marine species in RAS • RAS Feeds management • Shrimp culture using RAS • Fish Health and Disease RASTECH 2019 is jointly hosted by Virginia Tech and Annex Business Media, publishers of Hatchery International, Aquaculture North America and the recently launched RASTECH magazine.
June 2019
Location: Chennai Trade Center Chennai Tamil Nadu - India
ASIAN PACIFIC AQUACULTURE -2019 Aquaculture for Health, Wealth and Happiness The Asian Pacific Aquaculture (APA’19) Conference and Exposition is scheduled on June 19-21,2019 in Chennai, India. The three- day exhibition featuring international and Indian companies will showcase the latest products, services, instruments and equipment for aquaculture management and all aquaculture related information to encourage sustainable aquaculture practices within the industry. Please register early to benefit on early bird rates. The trade show, which will be organised during the international conference is expecting participants from over 50 countries to showcase their various exciting business opportunities and new technologies in the aquaculture sector. We have planned to put up 150 booths and almost all the booths are completely booked by holders of India and other countries. We are now planning to increase the number of booths to 230 Nos to accommodate more interested countries and any other Indian companies.
October 2019
Location: ESTREL Congress Center - Berlin Germany
Our Future - GROWING from WATER
All life on earth emerged from water. The aquaculture sector nourishes and stimulates life in water in all its ways, and thereby holds the potential to overcome many of the challenges our society faces. The future of healthy and sustainably produced food and commodities lies in the diversity of aquaculture, from single-cell microalgae in bioreactors to fish teeming in sea pens or freshwater ponds.

Truly unlocking this potential requires innovative ways to support the aquaculture economy, generation of new business models and support of start-ups. We need to proactively work towards the demands of existing and new markets for all our products, seeking new alliances in international trade and consumer support. Meanwhile, the challenges of climate change and scarcity of natural resources are urgent and require our full attention in respect and appreciation of the ecosystems we work with.
November 2019
Location: HERRADURA CONVENTION CENTER (Wyndham) San José, Costa Rica
LACQUA19 will be the 2019 Annual meeting of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter of WAS. Following upon the previous successful LACQUA meetings, LACQUA19 will bring international attention to the aquaculture industry of Costa Rica and Central America.

LACQUA19 will be held in San José, the capital of Costa Rica. It is the safest country in the región and with an enviable biodiversity. Costa Rica makes a great venue for LACQUA19. Aquaculture in Costa Rica is characterized by tilapia crops and other species such as shrimp and marine species.

BEYOND THE CONFERENCE
The conference will be held in three languages for spoken and written materials. The conference will include all major aquatic species cultured in Costa Rica and the other LACC countries with a special focus on tilapia, trout, shrimp and marine species.
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
There will be an exhibition of aquaculture suppliers from around the world displaying the latest in equipment, supplies and services. As well as national entities.
2020
February 2020
Location: Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii USA
Int’l Annual Conference & Exposition with U.S. Chapter, WAS, National Aquaculture Association and U.S. Suppliers Association
May 2020
Location: Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Scotland, UK
Aquaculture UK is the most important aquaculture exhibition and conference held in the British Isles. The show has a tremendous following and with continued investment it promises to reach even further across the broader aquaculture market, both in the UK and into Europe. Firmly establishing it as an important and truly international trade venue for the aquaculture industry. Over three days Aquaculture UK offers a valuable opportunity to network, discover new products and meet decision makers. No other UK event provides aquaculture professionals with such direct access to suppliers from all over the globe representing all aspects of the aquaculture industry.
August 2020
Location: St. John's Convention Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Joint meeting of Aquaculture Association of Canada, Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association and World Aquaculture Society
2022
February 2022
Location: Town & Country Resort & Convention Center , San Diego, California USA
Triennial Int’l Annual Conference & Exposition with WAS, Fish Culture Section, AFS, National Shellfisheries Association, U.S. Aquaculture Society, National Aquaculture Association and Aquaculture Suppliers Association
2023
Location: Marriott New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Int’l Annual Conference & Exposition with U.S. Chapter, WAS, National Aquaculture Association and U.S. Suppliers Association
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