World Aquaculture Society Calendar of Events
March, 2015
Location: 2395 Apopka Blvd Apopka, FL 32703
About This Workshop Aquaculture, as a business, seems to be able to capture the imagination of a wide variety of individuals worldwide. Recirculating aquaculture technology (systems that recondition and re-use water) is the latest sector in aquaculture to have attracted attention and considerable venture capital. This workshop is designed for a broad audience. We will seek to provide nonbiased, research-based information to those that are interested in, or those using recirculating aquaculture fish production systems. The information presented comes either from the firsthand research results and experiences of the presenters or those of collaborators or colleagues around the world. Workshop registration includes a technical workbook, memory stick with applicable resource materials, break refreshments, and lunch each day.
Location: Puerto Varas, Chile
The ICMSS is the premier global event for people involved in shellfish safety. It is an event where industry, regulators and scientists come together to share knowledge and collaborate on the food safety challenges facing the sector. 2015 ses the conference being held for the first time in a south american country. As well as being a spectacular destination to visit Puerto Varas, is located in a region renown for producing high quality seafood. Anyone interested in the quality and safety of seafood productions should consider attending the conference. For organisations involved in bivalve shellfish production representation is a must, particularly as special sessions are planned to discuss future amendments to internaional standards for this sector.
Location: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre
AquaME, formally a vertical of the AgraME exhibition, will become the regions first standalone platform dedicated to the burgeoning aquaculture and fishing industry. The show, which will take place on 16-18 March 2015 at the Dubai Exhibition and Convention Centre, has been officially launched in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Water and Nor-Fishing Foundation, and will feature a dedicated conference, the regions first aquaculture awards ceremony and a dedicated business to business buyer programme. Contact us for more information at: +971 4 336 5161
Location: 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. Information available via, email
April, 2015
Location: Apopka, FL
The Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems Aquaponics Technology and Design Workshop is a 4 ½ day workshop on November 4-8, 2014 that covers every aspect of commercial aquaponics. Topics covered & activities include: UVI Aquaponic System & UVI-based system, fish production, marketing and economics, plant production, hands-on production, Green Sky Growers Rooftop Greenhouse tour, “Behind the Seeds” tour at the land at Epcot. You'll get hands-on instruction from the Pentair AES team and some of the industry's most renowned experts such as Dr. James Rakocy, Dr. Wilson Lennard and Dr. Fred Petitt. "Teaching at the aquaponics course sponsored by Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems (PAES) was a real treat for me because PAES employees have an incredible depth of experience and knowledge that they share with their students as they guide them through all phases of constructing and operating an aquaponic system to establish a successful hobby or business.” - Dr. James Rakocy, "Father of Aquaponics" A few topics we will be covering during the workshop are construction techniques and operation, pump set-up and plumbing with hands-on assembly, water quality tips and nutrient dynamics. Plus you’ll receive a walk-through of Green Sky Growers rooftop farm and access to the "Behind the Seeds" tour at the land of Epcot!
Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A
MERAPS™ works for farmers as a business. Current research: brood stock, artificial and seaweed feeds, growth rates. Engineering: aquaculture waste, IMC computers, QT, hatcheries, production systems. Markets: marine aquaculture species in MERAPS for abalone, flounder, seahorse, sea cumbers and other high value species.
May, 2015
Location: Jeju Island SOUTH KOREA
World Aquaculture 2015 will be held in Jeju Island – one of the leading flatfish production centers in the world. The rest of the growing aquaculture industry in Korea and the Asian Pacific region will also be represented.

A major international trade show at WORLD AQUACULTURE 2015 is the place to learn about the latest in aquaculture, see the newest technology presented by exhibitors from around the world.
June, 2015
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Genetically improved aquaculture species are now commercially available for an increasing number of species throughout the world. However, the full potential for improvement is far from being achieved. The combination of traditional programs with biotechnology tools, including genomics and genetic engineering, is essential to reach aquaculture production goals in the near future. The ISGA XII will represent a very valuable forum to exchange information to accelerate the application of new genetic technologies to aquaculture.
July, 2015
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Aquaculture-2015 will lay a platform for the interaction between experts around the world and aims to accelerate scientific discoveries and major milestones in the field of Aquaculture technology and Fisheries science. The theme of the conference is "Advancing & Expanding Aquaculture Sector Focused on Developmental, Toxicological and Transgenic Scientific Research" Conference Highlights: . Aquatic Ecosystem and Aqua Farming Methods . Fish Habitat Ecology and Conservation . Comparative Biology of Aquatic Species . Aquaculture and Biosystem Research . Aquatic Organism's Byproducts and Their Applications . Aquaculture Related Diseases and Health Management . Zebra Fish: A Biological Model Organism . Diversification in Aquaculture . Aquatic Immunology . Aquatic Physiology
August, 2015
Location: Hotel Galadari, Colombo, Sri Lanka
It is now widely recognized that the rising demand for aquatic products should be met by aquaculture. The future of aquaculture will depend on how successfully the domain meets this challenge. The contribution of aquaculture to total fishery products has steadily increased over last few decades and is continuing to increase around the globe. From 2014,the International Conference on Aquaculture and fisheries(ICAF) continues its’ momentum to capture the emerging areas in aquaculture and fisheries. 2nd International Conference on Aquaculture and Fisheries will be held under the theme of “Aquaculture in a global age” which will create a perfect platform with a keynote forum, scientific sessions, an exhibition, an executive round table and a social networking dinner to explore new areas, advanced technologies, concepts and trends of aquaculture.
October, 2015
Location: Falmouth Massachusetts USA
The 6th International Oyster Symposium (IOS6) of the World Oyster Society is being convened to provide a forum for displaying and discussing the diversity of visions and applications thrust upon the ancient oyster by 21st century human aspirations within Science, Industry, and Culture. Thus, the IOS6 welcomes all with interest in oysters to the discussion of what we may ask of, and expect from, our bivalved partners in the near future. INTENTION OF THE SYMPOSIUM Bring together thought leaders and stakeholders in oyster science, industry and culture anywhere in the world on: • Current and future sustainable culture of oysters • Advancing industry’s use of oysters as human food • Adapting with oysters to exacerbated environmental changes in coastal areas, innovative applications to improve water quality, restoring biodiversity, and sustaining our coastlines and harbors • Improving public knowledge of oysters and empowering communities through art/culture and traditional knowledge about oysters for the benefit of humankind. The IOS6 will be a dynamic, dialogic, forward-looking three-day exchange where local and global representatives from academia, conservation, restoration, government, industry and business, and culture will share applied practices, projects and research relative to oysters and their place in ocean and coastal community preservation, and human affairs. If the oyster stimulates your interest or curiosity, you need to join us at the IOS6 in October of 2015 on Cape Cod MA USA.
Location: Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 36830, USA
This conference is a continuation of previous Flavobacterium meetings held at Shepherdstown, WV, USA (2007), Paris, France (2009), and Turku, Finland (2012). The main focus of this conference will be on fish pathogens but there will be specific sessions dedicated to the biology, diversity, physiology, and genetics of non-pathogenic members of the genus as well as to fish pathogens of related genera such as Tenacibaculum and Chryseobacterium.
November, 2015
Location: Jockey Exhibition Center
Expo Pesca & AcuiPeru is the largest Latin America Trade Fair to promote the Sale of Equipment, Services and Boats for Fisheries & Aquaculture organized in Peru every two years since 2003. This event is certified by the Ministry for Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR) and the Peruvian Trade Fair Association (AFEP). The Visitors of Expo Pesca & AcuiPeru are first-level Busimessmen of Fisheries and Aquaculture companies of Peru and Latin America, as well as Importers. The Peruvian market for Equipment and Services for Fisheries and Aquaculture is very big and competitive, with a large number of brands from local and foreign suppliers. Peru is the number one exporter of Fishmeal in the world and has a generally open market. There are no barriers or limitations on imports and foreign currency is freely exchanged. Import of Equipment for Fisheries and Aquaculture is subject to the payment of Import Duties on the CIF value (Cost, Insurance and Freight) of mercandise, plus 18 percent General Sales Tax (IGV). However, the samples for exhibition in this event can be temporarily imported into Peru without paying import duties or without presenting Bank Drafts. A Technical Seminar Program will be held during the frame of Expo Pesca & AcuiPeru and it is addressed to Directors, Managers, Assistant Managers, Supervisors and specialized personnel of the industry of Fisheries and Aquaculture. It is expected around 9,500 visitors.
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