Media Release - Plenary Speakers for Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2016


The Plenary Speakers at the Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2016
April 26-29th, 2016 in Surabaya – Indonesia

APA 2016 will be an exceptional opportunity for academics and aquaculture experts to enhance and share knowledge, engage with peers, widen networks, and expand their vision. It will also be an international platform for industry experts to meet with potential business partners, acquiring new markets while enjoying a memorable visit to Indonesia. For online registration

The plenary sessions, the core of APA 2016, will be addressed by leading scientists in the field of aquaculture.

Dr. Endhay Kontara is currently a senior research scientist at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and is a prominent figure in Indonesian aquaculture. He will present “Indonesian Aquaculture: Profitability, Sustainability and Responsibility for the Future”. The plenary session will provide a perspective on the rapid growth of Indonesian aquaculture, including profitability in using sustainable and responsible industry practices. Questions will be answered for industrialists as well for students.

With a career of over 30 years in the Shrimp Industry, Prof. Chalor Limsuwan of Kasetsart University, Bangkok will speak on "Lessons learned from Thailand (and other countries) on Shrimp Culture Management”. With an exceptional knowledge in shrimp culture and disease prevention, the plenary session will provide a wealth of information for personnel engaged in the shrimp industry. With the changes in the climate and pathogenic challenges, this speech will address current complications in the shrimp industry.

Dr. Endhay Kusnendar Kontara is a Senior Researcher at Research and Development Center for Aquaculture, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF). He has obtained Master’s Degree in Aquaculture from Faculty of Fisheries, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia in 1979 and Ph.D in Applied Biological Sciences from University of Ghent, Belgium in 1997. He has held several important positions at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), as Director at Directorate General of Aquaculture (2002-2008), Director of R&D for Aquaculture (2008-2010) and Director General of the Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research and Development (AMFRAD), MMAF (2010-2012). Recently he was SEAFDEC Council Director for Indonesia and currently he is actively involved as member of the Indonesian National Research Council, Ministry of Research and Technology, and Geographical Indication Expert Team, Ministry of Law and Human Rights. He is one of the founders and Vice President of the Indonesian Aquaculture Society (IAS) and was involved in organizing World Aquaculture 2005 in Bali as Programme Committee Co-Chair. He is currently President Elect of World Aquaculture Society-Asian Pacific Chapter, and member of the Steering Committee of Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2016 (APA 2016).

Dr. Chalor Limsuwan, a member of the Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University, Bangkok received his Ph. D. and postdoctoral research in Fish Pathology from Auburn University, U.S.A. Dr. Chalor has been engaged in teaching and research on shrimp farming and disease prevention for over 30 years. He has undertaken a number of research projects as principal investigator and has been invited to speak on shrimp farm management for many international conferences. He is currently a member of the Agricultural and Biological Sciences Committee of National Research Council (NRC) of Thailand, Supervisor of the Board of Trade of Thailand (Fisheries and Fishery Industry), and on the Committee of the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in the Shrimp Cluster. He also has been a Principal investigator for over 15 projects and as a co-principal investigator for 7 projects. He has published two books relevant to shrimp and over 50 scientific articles.

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