Events in the next 3 months


In 10 days, Aquafarm 2017 – Italy will start in Pordenone, Italy. This conference and exhibition event is dedicated to the technologies, products and best practices of sustainable production of fish.


We've picked seven other events that are slated within the next three months, including GIANT PRAWN 2017, which is poised to be the next big thing to happen in the global farming and conservation of freshwater prawns of the genus Macrobrachium.



Aquafarm 2017 – Italy

January 26 – 27, 2017

Pordenone, Italy


Aquafarm, the new conference and exhibition event dedicated to the technologies, products and best practices of sustainable production of fish, will be held on January 26-27 at the Exhibition Centre of Pordenone.


The event, organised by Pordenone Fiere with the support of local institutions, is aimed at a professional audience, and over two days it will present issues in Mediterranean aquaculture, algae cultivation and vegetable crops that rely on hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic techniques, known as indoor and vertical farming.


Pordenone and its exhibition center are situated near Venice, in a strategic position in a highly connected basin that includes Italian, Austrian and Slovenian regions in the Northern Adriatic Sea and Eastern Alps.


For further details, email fasolo@fierapordenone.itor visit



2nd International Ornamental Fish Trade and Technical Conference

February 8 – 10, 2017

Colombo, Sri Lanka


The 2nd International Ornamental Fish Trade and Technical Conference will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, currently the sixth-largest supplier of ornamental fish to the global market, on February 8-10, 2017. The event's venue is the 5-star Kingsbury hotel, which is 35 minutes from the Bandaranayake International Airport.


Organised by Infofish, one of the FISHINFONetwork members, the event will comprise a two-day conference and one-day field trip to ornamental fish farms in the country. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues facing the global ornamental fish industry, including ways to increase production through capture and culture fisheries; introduction and breeding of exotic species; and health management and biosecurity measures.


The major pillar underpinning these discussions will be sustainability, in recognition of its importance in the management of stocks, and impact on the environment and social development. The conference will also highlight the latest developments in packaging and transportation, and changes in international market and trade patterns.


World trade in ornamental fish has become a billion-dollar industry, with total wholesale and retail values estimated at US$1 billion and $3 billion, respectively. Some 55% of the global market supplies originate from Asia, where the sector contributes significantly to the national economies of the countries involved.


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Aquaculture America 2017

February 19 – 22, 2017

San Antonio, Texas, USA



Aquaculture America 2017 returns to one of the favourite tourist spots in the world for the only major national aquaculture conference and exposition held in the US. The US Aquaculture Society (formerly US Chapter of World Aquaculture Society) joins the National Aquaculture Association and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association in producing the annual Aquaculture America meetings. These sponsors are joined by the annual meetings of Aquacultural Engineering Society, American Tilapia Association, Striped Bass Growers Association, US Trout Farmers Association, US Shrimp Farming Association and other associations to make Aquaculture America 2017 the one meeting in the US that you shouldn't miss!


Aquaculture America 2017 will have the largest aquaculture trade show in the Western Hemisphere and one of the largest anywhere in the world with nearly 200 booths. It will showcase the latest in products and services for the aquaculture industry. It is the place to visit current suppliers and make new contacts. 


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World Ocean Summit 2017

Feb 22, 2017 – Feb 24, 2017

Bali, Indonesia


The fourth edition of the World Ocean Summit will bring a critical eye to the vital issue of how to finance a sustainable ocean economy. Organised by The Economist Events, it will be held at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort in Bali, Indonesia.


Its aim is to mobilise a new discussion on how capital and the private sector can drive scalable, sustainable investment in the ocean. It will be a venue to:


-- meet with ESG (environmental, social and governance) and impact investors, decision makers and government officials who can drive scalable, sustainable investment in the ocean;


-- discover investments opportunities in the ocean economy;       


-- learn about emerging blue industries and solutions to overcome the problem of overfishing and pollution;


-- hear from businesses that are working with governments and academia to build sustainable best practices and lead change; and


-- discuss the role of marine protected areas (MPAs) and sustainable aquaculture


Featured speakers will include Bangladeshi Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju; Chilean Foreign Affairs Minister Heraldo Muñoz; Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti; European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella; Myanmar Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Minister U Ohn Win; Nigerian Environment Minister Amina Mohammed; Mark Burrows, Credit Suisse managing director and vice chairman, global investment banking and capital markets; and Namita Vikas, YES BANK group president and managing director for climate strategy and responsible banking.


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7th Offshore Mariculture Conference Mexico

March 6 – 10, 2017

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico


The conference will feature numerous informative case studies and include sessions on innovative feed solutions and cages, hatchery and research, opportunities for financing mariculture projects, investment opportunities and the logistics of setting up offshore.


Held in conjunction with Inapesca, Conapesca and Sepesca, this five-day event will take place in Hotel Coral & Marina located at Km. 103 #3421, Zona Playitas. It is organised by Mercator Media Limited, publishers of World Fishing and Aquaculture. It will include the latest legislation, investment and financing opportunities, together with the day-to-day practicalities of running an offshore business.


A day and a half will be devoted to technical visits to several fish farms to provide delegates with an insight into their inner workings.


The Offshore Mariculture Conference Mexico will examine the prospects for farming offshore in Mexico and practical solutions to issues around it. It will focus on the production of abalone, mussels and the offshore farming of marine fin fish.


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International Conference on Marine Science & Aquaculture 2017

March 14 – 15, 2017

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia


The theme for this year's International Conference on Marine Science & Aquaculture, or ICOMSA, is "New Frontier in Sustainable Marine Bioresources". This topic is of global relevance and is particularly important for a country such as Malaysia where marine ecosystem services play a significant role in socio-economic development, aquaculture industry is growing at a fast rate and seafood consumption is high.


The conference program will include papers dealing with overcoming the challenges through innovative solutions. The conference's goal is to demonstrate how science and new ideas can provide the best possible solutions to our ever-changing marine environment and address existing and evolving challenges that are critical for ocean ecosystem balance and sustainability of benefits we derive from ocean-based economies such as fisheries, aquaculture and ecotourism.


ICOMSA started in 2003 as the "Annual Seminar on Marine Science and Aquaculture" at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. It provided a platform to exchange knowledge about the marine ecosystem and development of aquatic food resources through sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. In 2014, this annual event was rebranded and is now known as the "International Conference on Marine Science and Aquaculture".


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March 20 – 24, 2017

Bangkok, Thailand


GIANT PRAWN 2017 (GP 2017) is poised to be the next big thing to happen in the global farming and conservation of freshwater prawns of the genus Macrobrachium. Although the name could be taken to refer only to the giant Malaysian prawn M. rosenbergii, in fact the event will encompass all species of Macrobrachium that are currently farmed.


This event will be held at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, Thailand, and is organised by Salin Krishna, director of the AIT's course in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, and Michael New, past president of the World Aquaculture Society and the European Aquaculture Society. With nearly 30 invited international speakers, GIANT PRAWN 2017 presents global who's who of the research and industry supporting freshwater prawn. Speakers will include Peter Mather (Australia), Md Ayaz Hasan Chisty (Bangladesh), Patricia Moraes Valenti (Brazil), Wagner Cotroni Valenti (Brazil), Anthony Ostrowski (China), Yang Guoliang (China), Denis Lacroix (France), C. Mohanakumuran Nair (India), Endhay Kusnendar (Indonesia), Amir Sagi (Israel), Ilan Karplus (Israel), Mohd Fariduddin Othman (Malaysia), Nyan Taw and Soe Tun (Myanmar).


Selected papers presented at GIANT PRAWN 2017 will be published in a special edition of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS).


There will be tours to prawn farms and hatcheries in Thailand, and a trade exhibition for aquaculture companies to participate. Leisure tours to different tourist attractions in Thailand will also be part of the Conference.


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5th Euro Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries (Aqua Europe-2017)

March 30 – 31, 2017

Madrid, Spain


Aqua Europe-2017 will bring together leading aquaculture professionals, researchers and scientists, business delegates, industry professionals from around the world to discuss new findings and current issues pertaining to aquaculture and fisheries.


It is an important forum for the presentation of new advances, research findings and the newest technologies in the fields of aquaculture and fisheries, whether it is theoretical, experimental or applied.


Aqua Europe-2017 is organised by Conference Series LLC. It includes keynote, oral and poster presentations, and exhibitions.


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