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Dec 3, 2015 - Dec 5, 2015
Location: Montello, WI
This is a comprehensive course covering all aspects of aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture. Our Aquaponics Master Class is intended for anyone seriously considering getting into aquaponic food production, or those already doing aquaponics who want to learn more about the technology. We cover the topics most important to being successful in aquaponics including aquaponic methods and applications, crop choices and recommendations, water quality, daily operation and growing techniques, greenhouses and environmental control, fish biology and feeds, plant care and health, system start up and business considerations.
Morning sessions are held in a classroom. Presenations are interesting and dynamic. Attendee questions and participation is encouraged. Afternoon sessions are held in Nelson and Pade, Inc.’s demonstration greenhouse. Attendees get to practice hands on, what is taught. Activities include fish feeding, water quality testing, plant seeding and harvesting, and much more!
Location: Montello, WI
1PM - 4PM
This is an excellent introduction to Aquaponics which includes a tour of our state-of-the-art aquaponic greenhouses and a 2 hour seminar on aquaponics. You’ll learn about the methods, applications and benefits of aquaponic food production and how you can get started growing fresh fish and vegetables for your family and community or in a profitable commercial farming venture.
Includes: class materials, T-shirt, discount on additional training or system purchase
Who should attend: Anyone interested in aquaponics, commercial growers, educators, hobbyists
Location: Montello, WI
Friday, December 11
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
If you are thinking of home building an aquaponic system to grow food for you family, this is the class for you! In this class, we teach science-based principles and proven methods for home building an aquaponic system. We teach you how to source the right materials and implement proper designs so you can build a system to grow fresh, safe fish and vegetables at home. It is a combination of classroom and hands-on building and learning.
•Aquaponics Greenhouse Tour (1 hour - greenhouse)
•Intro to Aquaponics (1 hour – classroom)
?Hybrid Systems (raft and media)
?Filter Components (Clarifiers, Mineralization tanks, bio filtration)
•Choosing the Right Materials
?Tanks, barrels, tubs
?What is food grade?
?Is PVC safe?
?Mineralization and nutrient availability for plants
?Ratios and design parameters
•Back up to prevent failure
?Battery back up
?Monitor and Alarm System
•Assembly Tips and tricks
?Water flow rates
?How to measure
?How to achieve proper water flow
?Uni-seals and how to use them
?PVC Pipe, Glue and Cleaner
?Acquire materials to home build
?–or- buy a systems with all components and detailed assembly and operation manuals
Includes: class materials, system diagrams, AFP Book, Lunch, Discount on system components
Who should attend: Anyone interested in building a home food production system, tinkerers, hobbyists
Dec 14, 2015 - Dec 16, 2015
Location: Olympic Hotel, Tehran, Iran
‘Tapping New Markets in Aquaculture’
The First Middle East and Central Asia Aquaculture Conference will include several
renowned aquaculture meetings and provide a truly international platform for academics,
aquaculture experts and industry alike, to share knowledge, have peer engagements, meet
with potential business partners and tap new markets in aquaculture.
Hosted by Iran Fisheries Science Research Institute (IFSRI) the meeting will incorporate
the following events:
- Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2015
- Middle East Aquaculture Forum 2015 Tehran
- International Shrimp Symposium
- 2nd International Larviculture Conference in Iran
Jan 20, 2016 - Jan 22, 2016
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Who should attend ?
The workshop is intended for practicing shrimp farmers, farm technicians, progressive
entrepreneurs, researchers in R & D institutions, officers of the Department of Fisheries, and
enterprising aquaculture students from Thailand and overseas.
The workshop will bring together world’s leading experts who will present many proven
solutions to stem the EMS tide and set the goal for a more prosperous shrimp farming using the
latest technological advancements on the topic. It is hoped that the event will be greatly beneficial
for participants to generate a wealth of information from and apply these techniques for
improving shrimp production in their aquaculture enterprises.
Jan 26, 2016 - Jan 28, 2016
Location: VDNH, Moscow, Russia
The 3rd Conference “Innovations in feeding technologies and commercial fish farming” will take place on 26 January 2016 within the business programme of the International Industrial Trade Fair "MVC: Cereals - Mixed Feed - Veterinary-2016".The venue of the event is one of the best pavilions of Exhibition of national economy achievements(VDNH) in Moscow.
Main themes of the Conference: feeds for commercial fish farming, modern technologies and equipment, disease prevention.
The Conference will be in the Russian language with simultaneous translation into/from English.
Feb 17, 2016 - Feb 19, 2016
Location: Science City, J.B.S Haldane Avenue, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046
Aquatic resources are important part of any country for economic development and employment generation immediately after Agriculture. For the furtherance of study, research and management of aquatic resources the Central Calcutta Science & Culture Organisation for Youth will be organising a three day ‘International Conference on Aquatic resources and Sustainable Management’ at Science City, Kolkata, West Bengal. The Conference envisages a broad spectrum of objectives to provide an excellent platform for a brilliant exposure of scientific pursuits and to explore new field of studies & research of both academic and applied interest to benefit a large section of people of the country. The Conference will cover all the areas of fish & fisheries of inland, open water, coastal & marine environment in the form of presentation & discussion by eminent scientist, researchers, professionals and policy makers.
Feb 22, 2016 - Feb 26, 2016
Location: Las Vegas NV USA
Every three years, the Triennial is held somewhere in the
United States. In 2016, the Triennial returns to the exciting
city of Las Vegas, Nevada!
THE TRIENNIAL IS THE LARGEST
AQUACULTURE MEETING IN THE WORLD!
The Triennial is the largest aquaculture conference and
tradeshow held in the world with nearly 4000 attendees
from over 90 countries and even more countries are
expected to have attendees at AQUACULTURE 2016.
The Triennial combines the annual meetings of the World
Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society, and
the National Aquaculture Association. In addition to the
annual meetings of the main sponsors,
Feb 28, 2016 - Feb 29, 2016
Location: Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México
Objective: To update attendees on topics of interest with respect to diseases, nutrition and technological innovations for shrimp farming, in order to meet the health and safety challenges facing the manufacturing sector.
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands
Aquaculture sector governance and improvements at farm-level
On a global scale aquaculture has been growing steadily in the past decades. The global demand for aquaculture products is driven by an increasing world population, stagnant capture fisheries production and a growing awareness of the positive impact of consumption of fish and other aquatic products on human health. Fish and other seafood have become important export commodities for several developing countries. Especially in East, South and S.E. Asia aquaculture is a well-established and growing sector.
But not everywhere and not always on a responsible manner.
In many other regions however aquaculture development has been slow and problematic due a lack of tradition with aquaculture; insufficient availability of inputs (feeds, fingerlings, credit); lack of trained personnel; unsuitable and unsupportive legal framework and other factors. In the countries and regions where aquaculture has developed, its growth often came with ecological and social costs. Large areas of wetlands were privatised and converted to ponds, affecting the livelihoods of local communities. Pumping of fresh or saline water affects the level and salinity of groundwater tables and the availability of good quality drinking water. Pond effluent is often discharged to the environment without any treatment. Unchecked increase of cage farms has affected water quality and contributed to fish disease problems.
Better sector governance, improvements at farm level
The formulation of policies, strategies and action plans for aquaculture development require the involvement of all stakeholders, taking the ecosystem where development is taking place (or planned) as a basis. At farm level best management practices should be applied and environmentally responsible methods and techniques can be used to reduce negative impacts and ensure the long-term sustainability.
Main objectives of the course
The 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
Location: BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand.
The 9th edition of the technical conference for aquafeed professionals will take place at the BITEC, Bangkok, on March 29, 2016. It will be in English with simultaneous interpretation into Thai.
The conference, which draws the aquafeed industry together from throughout Asia Pacific and beyond, focuses on advances in feed processing and formulation that bring practical solutions to the commercial aquaculture feed sector.
The conference is held in cooperation with FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS Asia 2016, the largest trade show for feed and grain in the region.
For registration and program details, visit the conference website.
Apr 20, 2016 - Apr 22, 2016
Location: Athens, Greece
The fourth Genomics in Aquaculture symposium will take place in Athens, Greece from 20th to 22nd April 2016. The scientific coordination is by Nordland University (Norway) and the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research - HCMR (Greece).
Aquaculture is among the fastest growing food-production sector, contributing to approximately 50% of all seafood consumed worldwide. In spite of the notable progress in developing genomic resources during the last decade, the application of genomics for improved aquaculture practices is still in its infancy. In addition, the research community in this field is still scattered.
The aim of the GIA2016 is to bring together scientists from different fields to discuss the state-of-the art genomic studies applied to aquaculture and to foster innovative research ideas and collaborations.
We will offer a high quality meeting with leading key-note speakers but where young researchers are strongly encouraged to participate.
A selection of papers will be published in a special issue of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part D: Genomics and Proteomics.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Athens next April!
Apr 26, 2016 - Apr 29, 2016
Location: Surabaya, Indonesia
Profitability, Sustainability and Responsibility for the Future
A S I A N P A C I F I C
THE SECOND MAJOR INTERNATIONAL
AQUACULTURE CONFERENCE IN
After the first successful meeting in 2005 in Bali,
Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2016 will be the
next chance for the international aquaculture
community to visit Indonesia and see the rapidly
expanding aquaculture industry in Indonesia –
nearly 20% increase in the last 5 years in hectares
in aquaculture production and over 50% per
year increase in tons produced every year for the
last 10 years! Attendees will be able to see what
is happening in Indonesian aquaculture to create
this growth as well as aquaculture developments
in the rest of Southeast Asia.
Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2016 is the place
to learn about the latest in aquaculture, see
the newest technology in the trade show with
exhibits from around the world and enjoy the
many tourist sights in Indonesia. The
International Symposium on Tilapia in
Aquaculture (ISTA) will be part of the program.
May 9, 2016 - May 11, 2016
Location: Centre for Feed Technology (FôrTek) Ås, Norway
This 3-day course covers the principles of extrusion, the design of extrusion processes, and the formulation of extruded aquafeeds. Principles learned will be demonstrated using the extruder in the Centre for Feed Technology pilot plant.
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. Examples in product formulation and the design of extrusion processes will be included to demonstrate application of the theory. Principles learned will be applied during the practical demonstration on Day 2. Important aspects of peripheral systems (eg raw materials pre-processing, preconditioning, product drying) are also covered.
May 12, 2016 - May 13, 2016
Location: Centre for Feed Technology (FôrTek) Ås, Norway
Drying is an essential operation in aquafeed production, and it is one of the 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.This course is about understanding drying technology, and how to use that understanding to improve current processes, or design/select new systems that are both effective and efficient.
May 25, 2016 - May 26, 2016
Location: Aviemore, Scotland, UK
Now in its 10th year, Aquaculture UK is the most important aquaculture exhibition and conference held in the British Isles. Each time it is held it gets bigger and more valuable to the industry. It is firmly established as an important and truly international trade venue for the aquaculture industry.
Aquaculture UK in 2016 will have new and better facilities for exhibitors and visitors.
Aquaculture UK offers exhibitors a valuable opportunity to launch new products, meet decision makers and promote their products and services. No other event in the British Isles provides aquaculture professionals with such direct access to qualified buyers and suppliers from all over the globe representing all aspects of the aquaculture industry.
All the major aquaculture countries are represented by exhibitors and visitors and they both emphasize the excellent atmosphere and open and friendly interaction that they enjoy at Aquaculture UK.
Jun 5, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016
Location: Sun Valley Resort, Ketchum, Idaho, USA
The Symposium is an international conference of fish nutritionists from academia, government and industry. The Symposium is held every two years and draws about 500 participants. Over the five-day meeting there will be nine half-day sessions encompassing current important topics in fish nutrition and feeding, with four invited lectures, 90 oral presentations and 250 posters. The Sun Valley Resort provides numerous venues for participant interactions as well as recreational activities for attendees.
Feb 19, 2017 - Feb 22, 2017
Location: San Antonio, Texas USA
International Annual Conference & Exposition with U.S. Chapter, WAS, National Aquaculture Association and U.S. Suppliers Association
Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017
Location: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
International annual conference and exposition of WAS with many other associations, industry and government sponsors