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World Aquaculture Society Calendar of Events

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March 2018
Location: BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand
Brought to you by the industry’s knowledge communicator,, the Aquafeed Horizons series of conferences has been arming delegates with the latest processing and formulation solutions to help keep ahead of the trends and changes in the industry since 2006. The conference focuses on practical information related to advances in formulation and processing. Aquafeed Horizons has become a recognized event in the calendar for commercial aquafeed manufacturers.
April 2018
Location: Chobe Bream- Aquaculture fish farm, Kasane, Botswana
Chobe Bream has decided to start a training programme for locals and for people wanting to set up their own fish farms this is a theory and practical based course where people are able to learn both in the classroom and use their hands to apply the knowledge they learn. (I will attach the flyer for this to my email just to show you what we are up to). We understand that this University has no need for such a course as you cover these theoretical lessons in your classwork and lectures; this is why we would like to propose a practical session/ work experience. I feel this is important as so many young people in aquaculture do not know what they are going to do with their degrees when they are finished (as mark and I were in the same boat) I am fortunate enough that my parents made me try different fish farms to see if I would be up to the job or if in fact I would like it at all. We would want to run the courses in the holidays as universities have long holidays, which would allow students to travel. Mark and I have agreed that we would provide accommodation for one or two students a week in our home over these holidays so that a student would not need to pay excess for lodging once here. Chobe Bream is the biggest RAS system in southern Africa (and possibly the largest in tilapia in Africa) and we feel students could learn a lot in just this one system. We will also be constructing earth ponds in the next few months and a raceway. This will provide an even larger opportunity as it is rare that a student could learn and have work experience on all systems in aquaculture in one area. In exchange for this practical experience and job shadowing we would require a fee of P2000 for the week per student, and we would expect the students to organise and pay for their own travel and pay their fair share for food for a week in our home. As well as providing work experience and practical skills we would compile short record and reference letter that we would keep on the student and the skills they acquire here, so that they may use us as a reference when looking for a job in aquaculture and we can confirm with future employers the practical skills they have gained in this field.
Location: As, Norway
This 3-day course covers the principles of extrusion, the design of extrusion processes for aquatic feeds, as well as how the formulation interacts with the extrusion process. Principles learned will be demonstrated using the extruder in the Centre for Feed Technology pilot plant. It is relevant to both single and twin screw extrusion technology. The course will cover topics from the basics of extruders and their configuration, through what is happening chemically and physically inside the extruder barrel, to an understanding of extruder dies and extruder instability.
Location: As, Norway
Drying is one of the most common operations in food and feed production. It is used across virtually every sector/commodity. It is critical to the quality and/or functionality of many products, and it is one of our most energy-intensive process operations. Yet it is often poorly understood and inefficient. This short course in Drying Technology combines the practical perspective of experienced industry professionals with the in-depth technical knowledge of drying processes.
May 2018
Location: Xiamen China
The IAS 2018 programs will follow the tradition and focus on the fisheries management, physiology and ecology, aquaculture technology, processing and marketing. All programs have been developed to facilitate and promote communication through social events, abalone festival, exhibitions, workshops, plenary speeches, oral presentations in theme sessions, and poster presentation sessions. The 10th International Abalone Symposium will provide you a perfect opportunity to share the most up-to-date research achievements and interact with industrial representatives and policy makers. Field trip will be a good optional activity for you to explore the abalone farming technology and recent status of Chinese abalone industry.
Location: 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 two 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. With representatives from all the major aquaculture countries in attendance the atmosphere is dynamic and exciting with open and friendly interaction between exhibitors and visitors.
Location: Hyatt Regency Osaka, 1-13-11 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-Ku Osaka, Japan 559-0034
Conference Series LLC takes the pleasure in announcing that 11th Global Summit on Aquaculture and Fisheries is scheduled to take place from May 24th to 25th, 2018 at Osaka in Japan. Aquaculture Summit 2018 is a unique global platform whereby exchange of ideas, research outcomes and experiences in the field of Aquaculture & Fisheries take place. The Global Summit will be featuring keynote, oral and poster presentations and Exhibition on the theme "Innovative and Sustainable Aquaculture".
June 2018
Location: Rome, Italy
Aqua 2018 is delighted to welcome all the participants from all over the world to attend the prestigious International Conference on Aquaculture & Marine Biology scheduled during June 25-27, 2018 in Rome, Italy. We are confident that you will enjoy the Scientific Program of this upcoming Conference. This global conference includes keynote presentations, Oral talks, workshops, symposium, Poster presentations and Exhibitions. This is the best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from the Aquaculture & Marine Biology community. World-renowned speakers, the most recent techniques, developments, and the newest updates in Aquaculture & Marine Biology are hallmarks of this conference.
July 2018
Location: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA USA
The IAA22 Organizing Committee, on behalf of the International Association of Astacology, invites you to attend its 22nd International Crayfish Symposium, which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. The event will be hosted by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and will commence with a crayfish identification workshop on the Sunday afternoon before the meeting (July 8), followed by 4 days of talks/posters, a 1-day field trip (mid-week), and will wrap up with a 2-day post-conference tour (limited availability). Details on the submission of abstracts, meeting program schedule, and registraion fees will appear as the meeting approaches.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
This “applied" extrusion course takes a unique approach, providing participants with an understanding of the theory of the extrusion process, combined with pilot plant exercises demonstrating how the principles are applied across different products and extruder types. Introductory sessions cover relevant extrusion theory, followed by discussion in which the product formulation, and screw configuration/process parameters are “designed”. Then we go to the pilot plant and make the product - running the formulation with the designed screw profile.
August 2018
Location: Melbourne, Australia
This course covers the principles of extrusion, the design of extrusion processes, and the formulation of extruded products. Principles learned will be demonstrated using a pilot extruder in the CSIRO facility. The program is relevant to the production of all types of extruded products - eg expanded snacks, breakfast cereals, pastas and third generation snack pellets, pet foods and aquafeeds. The course is relevant to both single and twin screw extrusion technology.
Location: Le Corum Congress Centre, Montpellier, France
AQUA 2018 will celebrate the fact that aquaculture is one of the most important food production industries in the world. Aquaculture is the most efficient producer of high quality food and contributes to global health and wealth. Aquaculture respects the environment, creates employment and offers significant investment opportunities. AQUA 2018 will take place from August 25-29 in the beautiful French city of Montpellier and will comprise a scientific conference, trade exhibition, industry forums, workshops, student events and receptions. The event will highlight the latest aquaculture research and innovation to underpin continued growth of this exciting food production sector. The AQUA events are co-organised by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and are held every six years. Past events were held in Nice (2000), Florence (2006) and Prague (2012).
September 2018
Location: Delta Prince Edward Hotel & Convention Center, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Welcome to the Eighth International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH-8). Every four years, the American Fisheries Society – Fish Health Section expands its annual meeting by inviting international participation in the form of the ISAAH. Stemming from its inauguration as the ‘International Fish Health Conference’ in Vancouver, BC (1988), the ISAAH has developed into a much-anticipated gathering of international fish health professionals. Host cities have primarily included US cities – Seattle (1994), Baltimore (1998), New Orleans (2002), San Francisco (2006), Tampa (2010) and Portland, Oregon in 2014. We are extremely pleased and proud to be hosting the International Fish Health Conference back in Canada – this time on the beautiful East Coast! We look forward to hosting business and academia from across North America and overseas to discuss the current business and research developments, trends, and the future of the aquatic animal health industry. We hope you will join us.
Location: Qingdao, China
Conference Co-Chairs: Professor Wenbing Zhang, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China Professor Barry Costa-Pierce, University of New England, Maine, USA Location/Venue: Hyatt Regency, Donghai East Road, Qingdao, China Dates: 25-28 September 2018 Conference Scope: The Conference will bring together outstanding scientists in all of aquaculture’s disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research areas. The Conference seeks contributed papers in all of its sections, and also from emerging aquaculture science areas of sustainability science, social-ecological systems, ornamental, conservation and restoration sciences as they relate to the development of aquaculture. Meeting Structure: Authors’ Workshop; Poster Sessions, Keynote Speakers, Contributed Sessions, Panel Discussions, Field Trips Planned Conference Sessions to Date (more coming): Advances in Aquaculture Modelling and Technologies Advances in the Aquaculture Production Sciences Advances in Aquaculture Diseases and Physiology Advances in Aquaculture Nutrition Advances in Water Quality Control in Pond Aquaculture
October 2018
Location: Bogata, Colombia
Annual meeting of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter, WAS with various aquaculture groups in South America
November 2018
Location: Punta Arenas, Chile
The Sea Lice Conference is a meeting that is carried out every two years and brings together the most prominent world sea lice researchers. The first conference was carried out in Paris in 1992, with the idea of gathering researchers to study sea lice infestations in farmed salmon and to share their experiences in regards to the best practices to effectively mitigate and control infestations. This year, the conference will be in Punta Arenas the most austral city in the world. The conference is organizedby the Technological Salmon Institute (INTESAL), INCAR and the Aquaculture Institute from the Austral University of Chile. ? The purpose of the Sea Lice Conference is to unite and promote collaboration and communication between leading international scientists, groups and regulatory agencies. It also serve to develop and discuss new lines of research and present the most updated findings on sea lice, with the purpose of increasing the knowledge and expertise for a better control and mitigation of the issues and problems associated to Sea Lice infections. The conference has been d targets different areas of research including biology of the sea lice, epidemiology, control by using chemicals, sea lice and wild fish, interactions with the environment, integrated handling of the pests, mathematical models, molecular genetics, new discoveries, regulatory policies, management and other important issues at this moment. ? Today the sea lice infestations are the main threat to the sustainability of the salmon industry must deal with, and current research has shown the huge plasticity that these parasites possess in adapting to a variety of environment and evolve towards the development of resistance against used chemotherapeutants.
March 2019
Location: Marriott New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana 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
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
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
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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