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Events in the next 3 months
In two days, Aquaculture America 2017 returns to San Antonio, Texas, one of the favourite tourist spots in the world, for the only major national aquaculture conference and exposition held in the US. 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.
We've picked 11 other events slated within the next three months, including the 6th Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries, to be held in Osaka, Japan. Young researchers and scholars will share their valuable experiences, which will focus on the conference theme "To Create and Disseminate the Knowledge of Aquatic Resources".
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
February 22 – 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.
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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VIV Asia 2017
March 15 – 17, 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
The aquaculture sector will be represented in VIV Asia 2017, whose venue is the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) along Bangna-trad Road.
VIV's global brand of trade shows, trade summits and events are based on the "Feed to Food" concept, including not only aquaculture but other sectors as well such as poultry, pig, and cattle and calves.
This year's VIV Asia will feature an Aquatic Pavilion, located in Hall 103 next to the vibrant VIV square. At least 15 companies have reserved their booths in the dedicated Aquatic Pavilion: Blue Aqua, Empyreal, Kasipantarut, Genereach, Aliphos, Changsha Xian Sha Yuan Agriculture & Technology Co. Ltd., Sino-shark, Qingdao Xinhaiyayuan, Toan Thang, Soleval, APC, Proteus, Aquaculture Asia Pacific, Marine Leader and International Aquafeed.
The international line-up of companies—all fully dedicated to aquaculture—reveals an emphasis on feed and health supplies for the industrial production of fish and shrimp. 
The Aquatic Conference 2017 will also be held during VIV Asia 2017.  It will especially tackle
biosecurity, feed quality and water treatment, as currently disease is the biggest challenge facing aquaculture today. 
The conference will bring together aquatic industry professionals for presentations and networking.
Opening hours of VIV Asia 2017 are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America
March 19 – 21, 2017
Boston, USA
Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America (formerly the International Boston Seafood Show/Seafood Processing America) is North America's largest seafood trade exposition.
To be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre, it is a must-visit event for seafood buyers in every market category including retail, restaurant, catering, food service and processing. It serves as an ideal venue for meeting with suppliers from around the world and source the seafood, new products, equipment and services to meet your business needs.
Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America provides an incomparable 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.
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.
Aquaculture Extrusion Technology short course
April 24 – 26, 2017
As, Norway
This three-day course covers the principles of extrusion, the design of extrusion processes for aquatic feeds, as well as how the formulation interacts with the extrusion process. Principles learned will be demonstrated using the extruder in the Centre for Feed Technology pilot plant located at As, Norway.
The programme provides a good background in general extrusion technology, but is specifically directed at aquafeed extrusion. The course is relevant to both single and twin screw extrusion technology. 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.
Registration for the course closes on April 12, 2017.
Food & Feed Drying Technology short course
April 27 – 28, 2017
Ås, Norway
Drying is an essential operation in aquafeed production, and it is one of the most energy-intensive process operations. Yet it t 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.
Indo Fisheries 2017 Expo & Forum
May 17 – 19, 2017
Surabaya, Indonesia
Indo Fisheries 2017 Expo & Forum is supported by all sectors of the fisheries industry and is the country's largest gathering of fish farmers, fishermen, veterinarians, feedmillers, food processing industries, retailers and other stakeholders.
This event is held concurrently with Indo Livestock 2017 Expo & Forum, Indo Feed 2017 Expo & Forum and Indo Dairy 2017 Expo & Forum.
Widely recognised by the industries as one of the most successful events of their kind, Indo Fisheries 2017 Expo & Forum will include an international exhibition, seminars and technical product presentations, which will all be held in the Grand City Convex in the heart of Surabaya, with over 370 exhibitors from 42 countries. Expected to be showcased are the latest technologies for modern farming equipment and processing. 
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6th Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries
May 25 – 26, 2017
Osaka, Japan
Aquaculture, or aquafarming, refers to the farming of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, algae, and other aquatic organisms involving freshwater and saltwater cultivation under controlled conditions. Observing and understanding the dynamics of the oceans as well as managing, harvesting and culturing its resources in sustainable ways requires knowledge and smart technological solutions. Young researchers and scholars will share their valuable experiences, which will focus on the conference theme "To Create and Disseminate the Knowledge of Aquatic Resources".
The summit will include oral and poster presentations and exhibitions. 
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