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World Aquaculture Society Calendar of Events

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2017
October 2017
Location: Dubai, UAE
Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, is the farming of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, algae, and other aquatic organisms involving freshwater and saltwater cultivation under controlled conditions. Observing and understanding the dynamics of the oceans as well as managing, harvesting and culturing its resources in sustainable ways requires knowledge and smart technological solutions. This is the key place where the 9th World Aqua congress emphasies on and young researchers and scholars share their valuable experiences which focus on the Conference theme: To explore the recent trends in Aquaculture.World Aqua congress 2017 welcomes attendees, presenters, and exhibitors from all over the world to Dubai, UAE. We are delighted to invite you all to attend and register for the “9th World Aqua Congress (Aqua congress 2017)” which is going to be held during Oct 23-24, 2017 at Dubai, UAE. The organizing committee is gearing up for an exciting and informative conference program including plenary lectures, symposia, workshops on a variety of topics, poster presentations and various programs for participants from all over the world. We invite you to join us at the World Aqua congress 2017, where you will be sure to have a meaningful experience with researchers and industrial people across the world. All the members of World Aqua congress 2017 organizing committee look forward to meet you at Dubai, UAE.Aqua Conference refers to the growth and development of advanced and ancient Aquaculture & Fisheries, Oceanography global wide/continent wide/country wide review and development towards sustainable aquaculture round the world.
Location: Solo, Indonesia
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE THE 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AQUACULTURE INDONESIA (ICAI) 2017 Dear Aquaculture Enthusiast, We are happy to invite you again to join in The 7th International Conference of Aquaculture Indonesia 2017 (ICAI 2017), which will be one of the most significant regional or global aquaculture events yet staged in Indonesia. This brochure is intended to encourage you to submit scientific papers during the conference or simply to be a participating member of the audience in the multiple sessions of the conference to gain the latest information about aquaculture developments of Indonesia especially and around the world in general. ICAI 2017 returns to be one of the favorite aquaculture meetings in Indonesia. This is the 7th event of ICAI which starting this year becomes the annual international forum for the aquaculture community – academics, researchers, students, market and industry analysts, government officials, policy makers and industry representatives organized and hosted by Indonesian Aquaculture Society (MAI). This conference is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas, information and knowledge between scientists and industry personnels on important issues in aquaculture and how finding solutions and supporting to the industry. This conference will be a meeting forum and current information sharing between scientists and business actors in aquaculture coming from all over places in Asian Pacific and other countries. The theme for ICAI 2017 is “Feeding the World and Making Prosperity through Sustainable aquaculture”. Global food demand increases 70% up to 2050 due to an increasing of the population. Economic crisis causing high unemployed people and high food demand has positioned aquaculture becoming an important industry sector as food supply and economic mover. Aquaculture is the world?s fastest growing food production sector by about 11 percent annually. Aquaculture in Indonesia is one of the most feasible means answering the expanding demand for fish, looking at the leveling off in the capture fisheries production and increasing demand for seafoods. Indonesia has a potential to be the greatest aquaculture producer in the world (67.7 millions MT per year) consisting of marine aquaculture sector (47 millions MT), brackishwater aquaculture sector (15 millions MT), and freshwater aquaculture sector (5.7 millions MT). However, this high potency is just utilized up to 11% and this will be a challenge to trigger for the Indonesia aquaculture stakeholders to be the greatest in the future. This high potency (population and fisheries resources) will result in attracting overseas aquaculture stakeholders to invest and to be t he players in Indonesia A sustainable aquaculture management is needed in Indonesia, including the development of infrastructure, investment, friendly environment, production and human resources. Future global aquaculture industry growth especially in Indonesia will be severely restricted if the aquaculture industry remains reliant on fishmeal and fish oil. So that in the future, aquaculture industry must reduce reliance on fishmeal and fish oil as a key ingredient in aquafeeds. A focus on looking for new sources omega-3 will be very important in developing sustainable aquafeeds. The next 10 years, Indonesia will face some great challenges for the sustainable development of aquaculture industry. This conference would allow us to look at many threats and opportunities and consider how to best manage the sustainable development of the global aquaculture industry especially toward sustainable future aquaculture industry in Indonesia. There will be plenary sessions and topics-based parallel class sessions for a two-days of the conference. The class sessions consist of (1) Diseases & Aquaculture Sustainability; (2) Aquaculture Management & Technology; (3) Feed Management & Nutrition; (4) Genetics & Breeding; (5) Aquaculture Business & Marketing (shrimp, finfish, seaweed, eel), and (6) Farmers Day & Applied Technology Forum. Due to limited presentation time slots, so only the selected papers will be orally presented, however other accepted papers will be presented in a poster exhibition. Indonesian aquaculture associations will actively involve in Aquaculture Business Class Sessions. International and regional experts in aquaculture will be invited to deliver keynote addresses during the conference. The names of the invited speakers will be finalized soon and will be posted in the website (www.aquaculture-mai.org). We extend an invitation to present your research results at the poster exhibition or parallel class discussion sessions. We hope that you will find out an interesting conference program and a fascinating exposition. Finally, we encourage you that you don?t want to miss The 7th ICAI 2017 ! We look forward to seeing you on October 26-28th, 2017 in Solo–Indonesia. Sincerely, Prof. Rokhmin Dahuri President MAI
Location: Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah
The 11th annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place October 29 - November 1, 2017 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including those involved financing, algal ecology, genetic systems, carbon partitioning, engineering & analysis, biofuels, animal feeds, fertilizers, bioplastics, supplements and foods. Produced by the Algae Biomass Organization, this event brings current and future producers of biobased products and energy together with algae crop growers, municipal leaders, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers. It’s a true one-stop shop – the world’s premier educational and networking junction for all algae industries. The Algae Biomass Summit is where future and existing producers of algae products go to network with other industry suppliers and technology providers. It’s where project developers converse with utility executives; and where researchers and technology developers rub elbows with venture capitalists. The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest, fastest-growing algae event of its kind. This growth is powered by the current strength of the industry and the positive outlook for future algae producers.
November 2017
Location: Mazatlan, Mexic0
LACQUA17 will be the 2017 Annual meeting of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter of WAS. Following upon the previous successful LACQUA meetings, LACQUA will bring international attention to the aquaculture industry of Mexico and South America. LACQUA17 will be held at the Mazatlan, International Center, Mazatlan, Mexico, Nov. 7 - 10, 2017. Mazatlan, a beautiful tourist location, is perfect located, close to the shrimp industry and easy to reach with many national and international flights.
Location: Centro de Exposiciones Jockey
This event is the largest in its sector in Latin America and is held in Peru every two years since 2003 to promote the sale of Equipment, Supplies and Services for Fisheries & Aquaculture, including Boats and Parts, Fishing, Fish Farming, Feeding, Harvesting, Refrigeration, Processing and Distribution. Exhibitors are International and Local Manufacturers, Distributors and Suppliers of these products. We expect to open the show with around of 300 Exhibitors. Visitors are Owners, Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Technicians and Specialized Personnel from Fishing Factories and Fish Farming. We expect the visit of around 9,500 first-level Businessmen from Peru and Latin America during the three-days event
2018
February 2018
Location: Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada USA
AQUACULTURE AMERICA 2018 returns to one of the favorite entertainment spots in the world for the only major national aquaculture conference and exposition held in the U.S. The U.S. Aquaculture Society (formerly U.S. Chapter of WAS) joins with National Aquaculture Association and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association to produce the annual Aquaculture America meetings.

These sponsors are joined by the annual meetings of Aquacultural Engineering Society, Americas Tilapia Alliance, Striped Bass Growers Association, US Trout Farmers Association, and many more associations to make Aquaculture America 2018 the one meeting in the U.S. that you don’t want to miss!
Location: The Netherlands
This course aims to: - train policy makers, researchers, teachers, extension officers, farm managers and private sector representatives in making strategic sector management plans in line with the FAO ecosystem approach to aquaculture; - orient them about the possibilities and design principles of more intensive aquaculture techniques such as recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS); - make them familiar with better management practices and certification standards that are growing in importance on the western food market The course will be organised in cooperation with Wageningen University and private companies. Date: 26 February - 16 March 2018 Application deadline:15 January 2018 Application deadine NFP (KOP) / MSP: 18 October 2017 (for a fellowship opportunity) Location: The Netherlands
March 2018
Location: ExCeL London
The Oceanology International event offers the world’s leading forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine science and ocean technology communities. Oceanology International’s world-class exhibition and conference help organisations reach buyers from key market regions and sectors worldwide and helps them improve their strategies for measuring, developing, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans.
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".
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.
August 2018
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
November 2018
Location: Havana Convention Center, Havana, Cuba
Annual meeting of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter, WAS with various aquaculture groups in South America
2019
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
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
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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