Events in the next three months

The awaited Smart Shrimp Aquaculture Workshop for the Asia-Pacific Region takes place next week in Bangkok, Thailand, on the 20th to 22nd. We've picked nine other events that are slated in January, February March and April, one of them the Offshore Mariculture Conference Europe.



Smart Shrimp Aquaculture Workshop for the Asia-Pacific Region

January 20 -22, 2016

Asian Institute of Technology campus

Bangkok, Thailand


The Smart Shrimp Aquaculture Workshop for the Asia-Pacific Region with the theme "Living with EMS and EHP, Challenging the Disease through Smart Shrimp Farming" will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on Jan. 20-22, 2016. 


The workshop will bring together the leading aquaculture experts who will present many proven solutions to stem the EMS tide and set the goal for a more prosperous shrimp farming using the latest technological advancements on the topic. It is hoped that the event will be greatly beneficial for participants to generate a wealth of information from and apply these techniques for improving shrimp production in their aquaculture enterprises.


  Speakers  Titles of Presentations
  Dr. Claude E. Boyd Experiences with investigations of water quality involvement in causes of shrimp mortalities over the past 30 years
  Dr. Albert G.J. Tacon Bio secure shrimp feeds and feeding practices
  Dr. Kallaya Sritunyalucksana Updated research on shrimp Early Mortality Syndrome, ATM and EHP
  Dr. Farshad Shishehchian Mixotrophic systems for high production vannamei shrimp farming
  Dr. Chalor Limsuwan Shrimp culture techniques for preventing EMS and EHP
  Dr. Olivier Decamp Use of probiotics in shrimp farming: Myths and misconceptions


The workshop is intended for practicing shrimp farmers, farm technicians, progressive entrepreneurs, students, researchers in R&D institutions, officers of departments of fisheries, and enterprising aquaculture students.


Shrimp farming industry is currently passing through a challenging phase, mostly because of disease conditions like the Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND), the Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS), and that caused by the microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP). These are widespread in Thailand and are feared to take new forms across diverse farming situations. Many shrimp farmers have no clue as to how this critical situation can be controlled. To manage this and the emerging challenges, farmers at the regional level need to be updated with the latest research, and also to acquire adequate expertise and practical skills to efficiently organise their resources for achieving improved production levels.


This workshop is organised jointly by the Asian Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society; AIT; Blue Aqua International Ltd. of Bangkok; and INVE Aquaculture (Thailand) Ltd.


To register online, log on to or e-mail



Conference on "Innovations in Feeding Technologies and Commercial Fish Farming"

January 26, 2016

VDNH, Moscow, Russia


The 3rd Conference on "Innovations in Feeding Technologies and Commercial Fish Farming" will take place on Jan. 26 within the business programme of the international industrial trade fair "MVC: Cereals - Mixed Feed - Veterinary 2016", which will be held on Jan. 2-28, 2016.


The venue of the event is the VDNH, or the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy, located at Moscow. It is one of the largest exhibitions, museums and recreation complexes in the world. Main themes of the conference are feeds for commercial fish farming, modern technologies and equipment, and disease prevention. The conference will be in Russian with simultaneous translation into English.


For more info on the trade fair, log on to E-mail the organizer Expokhleb at Tels.: 7 (495) 755-50-38, 755-50-35



SeaWeb Seafood Summit

February 1 – 3, 2016

St. Julian's, Malta


The 2016 conference program will address the future of production, the supply chain of the future and the future of consumption. Topics will focus on the success and innovation in sustainable seafood that will lead us into the future—the challenges, strategies and emerging issues that will shape the marketplace a decade from now.


The conference, which will be held in Hilton Malta, features five plenaries and more than 25 breakout sessions including panel discussions, lightning talks and keynote presentations.


Before the conference (Jan. 31), attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop on "Social Responsibility in Seafood", to be moderated by Seafish and visit the popular Sunday retail fish market in the traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk. After the conference on Feb. 4, there will be another field trip to Malta Aquaculture Research Centre and Pisciculture Marine De Malte Ltd, Malta's leading fish farm operator.

(The workshop and field trips entail added costs.)


For more information and to register, log on to:



Marel Salmon ShowHow

February 10, 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark


The Salmon ShowHow has established itself as the top global forum for salmon processors to see and experience the latest and best salmon processing equipment. On display is a wide spectrum of Marel's industry-leading equipment, including new machines, standalone units, and complete integrated processing lines. Marel is an Icelandic company supplying integrated systems, products and services to the fish, meat and poultry industries.


The Salmon ShowHow includes live demonstrations and lectures, and is a great opportunity to meet colleagues from the salmon industry. The program concludes with dinner and entertainment in the evening.


Lectures provide salmon processors with specialist insight into how to optimise various aspects of daily operations. In addition, guest speakers are invited to the ShowHow every year to address topics relevant to the salmon industry, such as trends, efficiency and sustainability in primary and case-ready processing. This year's speakers will be Even Heir, a research scientist at Nofima, andGorjan Nikolik of Rabobank International.


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Aquaculture 2016

February 22 – 26, 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada


Held every three years in selected places in the US, this year's Triennial returns to Las Vegas. It is one of the largest aquaculture conferences and trade shows in the world with around 200 booths and nearly 4,000 attendees from over 90 countries.


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, other annual meetings of different association will take place at Aquaculture 2016 including the US Chapter of World Aquaculture Society, the National Aquaculture Association, and the US Aquaculture Suppliers Association; the American Tilapia Association; the Striped Bass Growers Association; and the US Trout Farmers Association.


There will also be special sessions organised by the Aquacultural Engineering Society and International Association of Aquaculture Economics and Management.


The last Triennial was held in 2013 in Nashville where it was pronounced a huge success by the nearly 3,000 people who attended.


Aquaculture 2016 is being touted as the place to learn about the latest in aquaculture and see the newest technology in the trade show.


The Triennial sponsors promise to put together an extensive technical program featuring special sessions, contributed papers and workshops on all of the species and issues facing aquaculturists around the world.

Sample topics include shrimp nutrition, aquaculture engineering, open ocean aquaculture, sea lice, GMO fish and shellfish, tilapia, pond fertilization and fish larvaeculture, finfish breeding, probiotics in aquaculture;


Biotechnology, stock enhancement, fish transport, hatchery technology, freshwater pond aquaculture, small-scale aquaculture, urban aquaculture; market-driven aquaculture, aquaculture economics, organic aquaculture and future opportunities, feeds, and Latin American and Caribbean aquaculture.


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15th Fish International

February, 14 – 16, 2016

Bremen, Germany


Following the great success in 2014, Fish International is again putting aquaculture on centre stage in Germany's first international fish trade fair, Fish International, on Feb. 14-16, 2016, at the Bremen Exhibition Centre in Bremen, Germany.


With product presentations, technical discussions, lectures and a workshop, exhibitors and visitors will be looking closely at the latest technologies and developments within the sector. The focus will be on water treatment, energy-efficient operation, high-quality fry, and the right marketing. Fish International will bring planners, producers and farm operators from Germany and Europe together. At the same time Germany's only trade fair for fish and seafood is a meeting place for producers and traders of high-quality fish products.


With Gastro Ivent and the in-house exhibition of Fleischer Einkauf AG, which take place parallel to the Bremen show, the 15th edition of the traditional fair underlines its significance as the industry's meeting place for caterers and restaurateurs, too.


With the renewed focus on aquaculture, Fish International is responding to visitors' wishes. "We know from our visitor survey how important this topic is for the industry," said Sabine Wedell, project manager at Messe Bremen. And in accordance with visitor interest, the event will not only be looking at technological aspects but also at cost-effective management and the right marketing.


Acknowledged experts such as Bjarne Olsen (Billund Aquakulturservice A/S) from Denmark will discuss the basics for good investment in aquaculture. Government officials will report on authorisation procedures and funding opportunities in Germany. Other experts such as Stefan Schwabbauer (filetas Fischgut) and Peter Abel (Forellen Abel) will pass on their knowledge and experiences from their successful marketing of aquaculture products. The workshop will be rounded off by contributions on production efficiency and quality enhancement plus a range of best practice examples, such as for white tiger shrimp.


More information at:


Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America

March 6-8, 2016

Boston, USA


Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, North America's largest seafood trade exposition catering to seafood buyers in every market category including retail, restaurant, catering, food service and processing, will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, USA, on March 6-8.


It is a venue to meet with suppliers from around the world and source seafood, new products, equipment and services to meet your business needs, as well asa marketplace for reaching seafood buyers and processors in the US and North American market.


The exposition features over 1,200 exhibiting companies from more than 40 countries. Exhibitors supply nearly every type of fish, seafood, and seafood-related product or service including fresh fish and seafood, frozen fish and seafood, value-added seafood, processed and packaged fish and seafood, processing and packaging equipment, freight forwarders and logistical services, and seafood-industry service providers. Over 20,680 seafood professionals attended the exposition in 2015.


The expo exhibits the newest seafood products available in North America, awards the year's best new products, and presents issues, new regulations, innovations and trends from industry thought leaders.


The expo also features a conference program with over 20 educational sessions presented by top industry experts. Attendees will be able to access engaging and practical information covering the most important and timely issues relevant to today's seafood business environment.


The expo is organised by Diversified Communicationsand sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute.


For more information, visit



International Conference on Marine Science & Aquaculture 2016 (ICOMSA)

March 23 – 24, 2016

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia


The International Conference on Marine Science & Aquaculture, or ICOMSA, is an annual event that was formerly known as International Seminar on Marine Science and Aquaculture, or ISOMSA. ICOMSA 2016 will be held at the Pacific Sutera, Sutera Harbour Resort, in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, on March 23-24, 2016.


COMSA 2016 will provide a platform for scientists to present, discuss and share their research findings and experiences related to the theme "Nurturing Innovation Ecosystems for Sustainable Oceans and Societal Wellbeing" at the international level.


Diverse topics will be discussed including fish health management, integrated aquaculture and aquaponics, halal aquaculture, and aquaculture faming and production.


Registration can be done online at


You may also contact the organizer, Borneo Marine Research Institute, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, at tel. +60-88-320 000 ext. 2589, fax +60-88-320261 or e-mail


Aquafeed Horizons Asia

March 29, 2016

Bangkok, Thailand


Part of the Aquafeed Horizons Conferences, this event will be held in Room 214/215 of the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangkok, Thailand, on March 29, 2016.  Aquafeed Horizons Asia will help arm delegates with knowledge on the latest advances in feeds to meet the challenges facing this sector. International experts will present programs on topics from sustainability and ingredient selection to manufacturing issues., the organiser, will honor achievements in the advancement of aquafeed development with the Aquafeed Innovation Award. Aquafeed Horizons Asia will be held in cooperation with the FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS Asia 2016 feed and grain trade shows, with support by the Thai Ministry of Agriculture & Co-Operatives, Thai Department of Livestock Development, Thai Department of Fisheries, Thai Feed Mill Association, Thai Rice Processing Association, Thai Petfood Industry Association, Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Thai Conventions & Exhibition Bureau.


For inquiries, you may call +66-2-726-1999. Log on to



Offshore Mariculture Conference Europe

Barcelona, Spain

April 6-7, 2016


Held annually for two days, this year's Offshore Mariculture Conference Europe, which is its sixth edition, will be held on April 6-7 in Barcelona, Spain. It targets fish farmers who are growing their offshore fish farming business or those looking to move their business offshore.


The conference will give insight, depth and practical advice on how to increase revenue and return. It will give an opportunity to meet with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, expand your knowledge and find out about the latest developments in this fast-growing sector. It will examine the progress and prospects for farming offshore and will include the latest legislation, technical advances and investment opportunities which affect the day-to-day running and profitability of the offshore farming business.


The conference is also a venue for all suppliers to the aquaculture and offshore mariculture industry who want to meet with European and international fish farmers to promote their products and latest technologies. 


To register, contact Cheryl Sweed, senior events sales executive of Offshore Mariculture Conference, at +44 1329 825335 or


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