World Aquaculture Society Calendar of Events

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November 2018
Location: Wageningen, Netherlands
Responsible development of the aquaculture sector requires actions on farm level and on higher levels. This course introduces the ecosystem approach to aquaculture development as promoted by FAO and what can be done on farm level to make aquaculture more sustainable. Date: 26 November – 14 December 2018 Registration deadline – general: 15 October 2018 Registration deadline – Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Fellows: 20 July 2018 Location: The Netherlands For more information and online registration please visit the website:
January 2019
Location: Hawassa University, African Hall - Hawassa, Ethiopia
Objectives of the Conference To evaluate natural resources base in inland and coastal waters To assess the status of fishery resources and aquaculture To design and develop new strategies for aquaculture development To understand the health status of aquatic ecosystems To suggest appropriate eco- restoration technologies
Location: Hitex Exhibition Center - Hyderabad
Backed by tremendous industry support and who’s who of the Aquaculture sector, AquaEx-2019 enjoys a premier position that is higher than any other Fisheries and Aquaculture exhibition with its elite associations including both public and corporate verticals. Following a holistic approach rather than an individual one, the event caters to every section of the industry by an integrated perspective of the field. From enthusiasts to budding entrepreneurs, breeders to hatchers, farmers to consultants and traders to transporters, AquaEx-2019 showcases latest improvements in the field of aquaculture and bring innovations in every activity to the hands of intended. With more than 200 exhibitors, 20000 delegates from all over the world and seminars around every corner on the most happening trends in the industry, the expo is nothing short of a global carnival. From novices to stalwarts, this mammoth event of global standards offers everyone their share of knowledge, networking and business opportunities that amplify their aspirations in aquaculture business.
March 2019
Location: Marriott New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Every three years, the Triennial is held somewhere in the United States. In 2019, the Triennial visits The Big Easy!

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 2019. The Triennial combines the annual meetings of the World Aquaculture Society, National Shellfisheries Association, Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society, and the National Aquaculture Association. In addition to the annual meetings of the main sponsors, look what else is happening at AQUACULTURE 2019!

The last Triennial was held in 2016 in Las Vegas where it was pronounced a huge success by the nearly 3000 people who attended. Don’t miss this Triennial!
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: 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,, for detailed information about the symposium.
Location: Seoul, South Korea Courtyard Marriott Seoul Times Square 15
Conference Series llc LTD is a renowned organization that organizes highly notable conferences throughout the globe. Currently we are bringing forth “13th World Congress on Aquaculture & Fisheries ” (Aquaculture Fisheries 2019) scheduled to be held during April 29-30, 2019 Seoul,South Korea. The conference invites all the participants across the globe to attend and share their insights and convey recent developments and discoveries in the field of Aquaculture & Fisheries.
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.
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
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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