Events in the next 3 months

In three days, the Aquaculture Extrusion Technology short course will start in Ås, Norway. It 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.


We've picked 10 other events that are slated in May, June, July and August, including the 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum in Bangkok, Thailand, which will provide an international platform for scientists from all over the world to discuss issues pertaining to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region.





Aquaculture Extrusion Technology short course

May 9 – 11, 2016

Ås, Norway


This three-day course, which will be held at the Centre for Feed Technology (FôrTek), Arboretvn 10, N-1432, Ås (near Oslo), 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 (e.g., raw materials pre-processing, preconditioning, product drying) are also covered.


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Food and Feed Drying Technology

May 12 – 13, 2016

Ås, Norway


Drying is one of the most common operations in food and feed production. It is used across virtually every sector/commodity. It is critical to the quality and/or functionality of many products, 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.


The course will start by explaining water activity in products, and how it relates to both the quality/preservation of the product and the efficiency of the drying process. It will then go on to the basics of drying theory and how this theory relates to practical application. Different types of drying systems will be explained.  Principles of psychrometrics will be combined with heat and mass balance techniques to analyse and design drying processes, demonstrated using practical examples.


On Day 2, more advanced drying concepts will be explained, using practical examples to demonstrate how drying curves can be modeled and predicted based on real data. Quality issues in dried products will also be discussed in more detail, and a case study presented to show how existing drying processes can be improved.  The program will finish with a series of case studies about different drying technologies.


This course is about understanding the drying technologies used commonly across the food and feed industries and how one can use that understanding to improve current processes and products, or design/select new systems that are both effective and efficient.


Venue of the course, which will be presented in English, is the Centre for Feed Technology (FôrTek), located at Arboretvn 10, N-1432, Ås (near Oslo).


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7th World Fisheries Congress

May 23 - May 27

Busan, South Korea


Held every four years since 1992, the World Fisheries Congress (seventh edition) in Busan will feature sessions tackling a broad range of topics that appeal to a global audience, such as fisheries and fish biology, aquaculture, biotechnology, post-harvest science and technology, and biodiversity conservation and sustainable fisheries management.


The congress has for its theme "Challenge to Sustainable Fisheries and Safe Seafoods". Venue is the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center.


The congress is organised by the Korean Society of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, Busan Metropolitan City and Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, and hosted by the World Council of Fisheries Societies.


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Aquaculture UK 2016

May 25 – 26, 2016

Scotland, UK



Now in its 10th year, Aquaculture UK is the most important aquaculture exhibition and conference held in the British Isles. It has gotten bigger and more valuable to the industry through the years and is now 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 when it is held on May 25-26 atMacdonald Aviemore Highland Resort in Aviemore, Scotland.


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.


Aquaculture UK welcomes bona fide trade visitors and those with commercial, academic and similar interests in aquaculture. Admission is free.


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Asia-Pacific Aquaculture Expo 2016

May 26 – 28, 2016

Xiamen, China


Asia-Pacific Aquaculture Expo 2016 is a professional aquaculture trade show dedicated to promote the sustainable development of the aquaculture industry in China and surrounding countries, and boost the development of Chinese farmed seafood products.


Sessions will tackle such topics as the latest technologies and concepts in global aquaculture industry and more sustainable and efficient aquaculture models. Venue is the Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center.


Expo organiser is China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance, with the Global Aquaculture Alliance as an event sponsor.


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Middle East & Central Asia Aquaculture 2016

June 2 – 4, 2016

Izmir, Turkey


The Middle East & Central Asia Aquaculture 2016 (MECAA16) will be held in conjunction with Future Fish Eurasia at the Izmir Expo Center in Izmir, Turkey, on June 2 – 4. MECAA saw its first edition in Tehran, Iran, last year. It 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. It will provide a unique networking platform to industry professionals and aquaculture academics. 


Future Fish Eurasia, which is the 8th International Fair for Fish Imports/Exports, Processing, Aquaculture and Fisheries, is organised by Eurasia Trade Fairs at the Izmir International Fair Centre between in conjunction with Middle East & Central Asia Aquaculture (MECAA16).


The concept of Future Fish Eurasia is a combination of fish products, aquaculture and fish processing equipment. It caters to fish traders, fish farmers and processors.


Attendees can expect a programme covering a wide range of topics such as shrimp, biotics and bioflocs, marine fish, aquaponics, aquaculture investment in the Middle East & Central Asia, sustainable aquaculture, freshwater fish, nutrition, health, algae, seaweeds, production systems, offshore aquaculture, water conservation, education and technology transfer.


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17th International Symposium on Feeding and Nutrition in Fish

June 5 – 10, 2016

Idaho, USA


The symposium is an international conference of fish nutritionists from academia, government and industry. It is held every two years and draws about 500 participants. There will be nine half-day sessions encompassing current important topics in fish nutrition and feeding.


The symposium will take place in Sun Valley Resort in Ketchum, Idaho.


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June 13 – 15, 2016

Stavanger, Norway


AquaVision is the biennial international aquaculture and food business conference organised to provide a platform and network for discussion at a strategic level on current and future concerns from consumption and marketing back to farming, fish processing and feeding.


Since its beginning in 1996 AquaVision has developed as a leading meeting place for decision makers in modern aquaculture worldwide.


A fully booked conference in 2014, with more than 430 stakeholders from 46 countries, showed the importance of AquaVision as a meeting place.


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Fish Breeders' Round Table 2016

June 14 – 15, 2016

Tromsø, Norway


Fish Breeders' Round Table is a meeting for global aquaculture breeding industry and research organisations. The program is set up to allow for plenty of discussion. All participating organisations must present results, but no abstracts are required.


It will be held in Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromsø, Norway.


Sessions will deal with genomics, feed efficiency, fish welfare and health, and free communication.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit to Nofima's Centre for Marine Aquaculture on June 14, as well experience the midnight sun on a hiking tour to Sommerøya ca, one hour from Tromsø, on the evening June 13.


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2nd Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries

July 11 – 13, 2016

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The 2nd Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries (Aquaculture Summit 2016) brings together an international mix of experts including aquaculture engineers, researchers and decision makers both from academia and the industry across the globe to exchange their knowledge, experiences and research innovations.


With the theme "Harvest Future Sustainable Aquaculture", the summit (which will be held at the Ramada Plaza in KL) will feature exhibition on new aqua feeds, among others.


Aquaculture is a major field in modern food supply. According to FAO, aquaculture is understood to mean the farming of aquatic organisms including fish, mollusks, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Farming implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, and 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 summit is organized by OMICS International.


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11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum

August 3 – 6, 2016

Bangkok, Thailand


The Thai Department of Fisheries hosts the 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum to be held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) on Aug. 3-7. Concurrently held will be the Asean Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference and Exposition 2016.


The Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum provides an international platform for scientists from all over the world to discuss issues pertaining to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region. The forum also welcomes traders, producers and researchers from around the world.


With the theme "Seafood for the World & Asian Food Security for the World", the forum will be a mixture of keynote speeches, participant presentations, and posters and plenary discussions. Invited speakers from around the world will share their experiences and lessons-learned in fisheries and aquaculture. Participants from all over Asia and elsewhere will showcase recent advances in fisheries and aquaculture research and development in Asia.


The forum programme will run for three and a half days (Aug. 3-6) with a welcome reception on Aug. 4. The programme will include thematic plenary session with distinguished speakers from the fisheries and aquaculture and gender community and beyond; thematic concurrent sessions selected from individual abstracts; and poster presentations and competition.


The Forum Marketplace will provide a networking hub where participants can rent a stall or table to display publications, make known their organisation, promote specific projects, exchange proposals and generally make contacts. The exposition area is 7,750 square meters with 450 booths (3x3 meters).


More than 10,000 visitors are expected, and targeted exhibitors are from international fish producers, traders, processors, and equipment suppliers, as well as food service and catering operators.


The last plenary and closing ceremony will be on Aug. 6.


For more information, you may contact the Fisheries Foreign Affairs Division of the Department of Fisheries at tel./fax +662 579 7941 or email; or the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) at tel. +662 561 1728, fax: +662 561 1727 or email


To register for the forum, visit their forum registration page.

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