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World Aquaculture Society Calendar of Events

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February 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.
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 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,
Location: Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, S. C. (CIBNOR)
DIRIGIDO A: personal técnico de apoyo a la investigación científica y responsables de laboratorios de producción de crustáceos, profesores de Instituciones de Educación Superior (IES), investigadores, alumnos de pregrado y posgrado PERFIL DE LOS PARTICIPANTES: Conocimientos básicos en la biología de crustáceos, con interés en la investigación y producción acuícola de crustáceos decápodos. OBJETIVOS: El curso de capacitación tiene como objetivo que los participantes adquieran conocimientos sobre: Patrones generales de reproducción de crustáceos. Particularidades en crustáceos decápodos. Anatomía y función del sistema reproductor. Intersexualidad y hermafroditismo. Inversión energética en reproducción. Desarrollo y crecimiento. Acuicultura de crustáceos. Análisis de protocolos para evaluación de calidad de progenie y su aplicación al cultivo de camarones. Bioensayo.
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. contact:
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
March 2016
Location: DWTC - Dubai, UAE
This Middle East Aquaculture event (MEA16) has been created to benefit the industry professionals working in the Middle East, to gather aquaculture experts from the Middle East, and to show the latest innovative products at the exhibition. The organizing committee invites the academic aquaculture experts, Middle East producers/farmers, suppliers, and other industry professionals to the DWTC, Dubai, UAE to attend this event. Activities will include specific topical industry sessions and technical sessions (conference). The focus of the MEA16 is targeted towards the most important industry issues affecting key Middle East aquaculture producing countries. It is an aquaculture conference whereby timely topical and regionally relevant sessions are tailored to enhance scientific and industrial representation and participation.
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.
April 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!
Location: Surabaya, Indonesia
Profitability, Sustainability and Responsibility for the Future

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 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.
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.
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.
June 2016
Location: Izmir Expo Center, Izmir, Turkey
Join the Middle East & Central Asia Aquaculture 2016, to be held in conjunction with Future Fish Eurasia at Fair Izmir Expo Center in Izmir, Turkey, 2-4 June 2016. Created in 2015, the Middle East & Central Asia Aquaculture (MECAA16), saw its first edition in Tehran, Iran. MECAA15 brings together aquaculture industry experts and academics from the Middle East, to showcase the latest products and offer industry professionals a state-of-the-art platform to interact. The MECAA16 programme includes specific topical industry sessions, technical sessions, facilitated workshops and panel discussions and provides a unique networking platform to industry professionals and aquaculture academics.
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.
July 2016
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Aquaculture summit 2016 is the event that brings together a unique and International mix of experts, like aquaculture engineers, researchers and decision makers both from academia and industry across the globe to exchange their knowledge, experience and research innovations to its world aquaculture conference. Aquaculture is a Major Field in modern food supply according to the FAO, aquaculture "is understood to mean the farming of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Farming implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, In the recently published global outlook report entitled Fish to 2030, the overwhelming majority of the projected increase in global fish production is expected to come from aquaculture as it has for the past several decades. The production gains from various regions of the world and the share that comes from aquaculture.
August 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA, USA
The Freshwater Institute is partnering with the 11th annual International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture (ICRA) to offer two concurrent events. You are invited to participate. The ICRA offers a wider scope of aquaculture-related topics, including research, enterprise and discovery, and unique opportunities for discussion. The Aquaculture Innovation Workshop (AIW) focuses on the technical, biological and economic performance of land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) for production of market sized fish. You can also explore new products and technologies at our trade show.
Environmental Management for Ensuring Sustainable Livelihood
February 2017
Location: San Antonio, Texas USA
International Annual Conference & Exposition with U.S. Chapter, WAS, National Aquaculture Association and U.S. Suppliers Association
June 2017
International annual conference and exposition of WAS with many other associations, industry and government sponsors
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Reminder - Annual WAS Business Meeting

Please join us for the annual WAS Business meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Concorde C in the Paris Hotel. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

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