Events in the next 3 months


Ongoing is the Middle East & Central Asia Aquaculture 2016 in Izmir, Turkey, which showcases the latest products and offers industry professionals a state-of-the-art platform to interact.


We've picked 15 other events that are slated in June, July, August and September, including the Aquaculture Canada and Cold Harvest Conference and Tradeshow 2016, which will highlight the advances in science and technology of Canadian aquaculture.






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, and showcases the latest products and offers 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 Fish Nutrition and Feeding  

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 by leading scholars, experts and researchers.


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


It will also feature evening events and social. Please visit the conference website  for registration, lodging and tour information.


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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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Three- Day Aquaponics Course

June 27 – 29, 2016

Ontario, Canada


Featured topics will include: commercial aquaponics system design; tilapia breeding to harvest; nutrition and alternative feed; marketing and business plan; social media marketing; and fish health in aquaponics.


Participants will also have hands-on experience, learning how to: sex tilapia; collect and rear eggs; test water quality; plant seedlings; and prepare harvest for specific markets.


Featured speakers will include: Dr. Nick Savidov, of Lethbridge College; Dr. Jason Danaher, of Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems; John Derksen, of Lethbridge College; Fred Rutman, professor of marketing and finance; and Steve Naylor, of the Ontoario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.



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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7th AQUATECH: Aquaculture Expo & Convention Philippines

July 20 – 21, 2016

Tagaytay City, Philippines


This two-day event, hosted by Aquatech Philippines, comprises an exhibit/trade show, technical conference and free livelihood seminar. It will be held at Summit Ridge Hotel in the resort city of Tagaytay, a less than two hours' drive from Manila.


This year's edition will see the first Aquatech Roundtable Exclusive—an exclusive forum between invited guests including government and non-government sector, feed millers, aquaculture groups, private companies involved in postharvest, trade and marketing to tackle strategies in support of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources' Comprehensive National Fishery Industry Development Plan.


There will be an exhibit featuring the latest products, equipment and technologies in aquaculture. This is open to the public, as well as sessions tackling topics that revolve around the theme "Exploring... Latest Innovations for Higher Production, Best Alternatives and Strategies for Global Marketability".


The free livelihood seminar will explore business opportunities in aquaculture like backyard farming, fish processing and aquaponics. Pre-registration is required due to limited seats.


AQUATECH will also feature a Networking Night, a dinner party for all sponsors, exhibitors, delegates, partners and speakers will allow them to meet old and new clients and broaden their network.


For more information, you may call +63 2 871 4032 or mobile +63 927 353 2438 or +63 9284862827. To register, email



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.



Asean Fisheries & Aquaculture Conference and Exposition 2016

August 4 – 6, 2016

Bangkok, Thailand


The Thai Department of Fisheries (DOF) will host this year'sAsean Fisheries & Aquaculture Conference and Exposition 2016 and the 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum and Exhibition on Aug. 4-6 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC).


A concurrent international scientific conference will be organised by DOF, the Asian Fisheries Society, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre (SEAFDEC), Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific, also at BITEC on Aug. 3-6, featuring speakers from around the world, who will share their experiences and lessons learned in fisheries and aquaculture. About 1,000 participants are expected to attend the conference.


The Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum is one of the important activities of Asian Fisheries Society as it provides an international platform for distinguished scientists from all over the world to discuss the issues pertaining to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific Region.


The Southeast Asian region is one of the world's major fish and fishery production areas, accounting for about 20% (18.4 million tonnes) of global capture fisheries production and 32% of global aquaculture production (21.2 million tonnes). 


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Aqua Fisheries Cambodia Expo 2016

August 8 – 9, 2016

Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Aqua Fisheries is the only international trade show for aquaculture and fisheries in Cambodia. It will be held for two days at Phnom Penh Hotel along Preah Monivong Blvd.


Among the items on exhibit are seafood products, fisheries equipment, marine biotechnology materials including aquafeed, and fishing articles. Exhibitors will also be treated to free tours of fish farms and processing plants.


Cambodia is home to some of the world's most intensive freshwater fisheries. The 2.6 million tonnes of fish caught annually in the Mekong basin represent seven times more than the catch of North American inland fisheries and more than 10 times the entire fish catch in Australia. Fish production in Cambodia is three times as big as the country's pig production and 20 times bigger than its chicken production. Most Cambodians rely on fish as a source of affordable protein.


Aqua Fisheries Cambodia Expo 2016 is organised by Veas Co. Limited. For inquiries, contact +84 8 3842 7755 or email Visit for more info.



The 18th Japan International Seafood and Technology Expo

August 17 –19, 2016

Tokyo, Japan


The upcoming 18th Japan International Seafood Show will be held on Aug. 17-19 at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, bringing together about 800 seafood and fisheries-related companies from all over the world. Some 35,000 domestic and international visitors are expected. There will be around 1,300 booths.


Concurrently held will be the World Aquaculture Expo 2016, Sushi Expo 2016 and Freshness Keeping and Distribution Technology Expo 2016. With Japan being one of the top seafood consumers in the world, the show has drawn the interest exhibitors from all over the world. Organiser Japan Fisheries Association expects the event to become an important platform for all the international seafood and seafood-related businesses to meet face to face and network.


The show secretariat can be reached at tel. +81-3-5775-2855; fax +81-3-5775-2856.


11th Int'l Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture & 2016 Aquaculture Innovation Workshop

August 19 – 21, 2016

Roanoke, Virginia, USA


The Freshwater Institute is partnering with the 11th annual International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture (ICRA) to offer two concurrent events. The ICRA offers a wider scope of aquaculture-related topics, including research, enterprise and discovery, and unique opportunities for discussion. The Aquaculture Innovation Workshop (AIW) focuses on the technical, biological and economic performance of land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) for production of market-sized fish.


The venue for the conference and workshop is the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.


The Recirculating Aquaculture conference will feature presentations and poster sessions from leading experts in recirculating aquaculture—well over 80 papers will be showcased during the event. Equipment manufacturers, company representatives, producers, researchers, regulators, investors and others can discuss the challenges and breakthroughs in recirculating aquaculture in the trade show area. The 2016 conference promotes both structured and informal learning opportunities. Sessions and industry representatives will reflect the state of recirculating aquaculture.


Visitors can also explore new products and technologies at the trade show.


The Aquaculture Innovation Workshop will focus discussion on the technical, biological and economic performance of land-based recirculating aquaculture systems for production of market-sized fish. Reaching across the value chain, each program is designed to support the active engagement of researchers, commercial-scale producers, industry suppliers, regulators, the market, environmental organisations and investors interested in the growing opportunity in sustainable aquaculture.


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3rd International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture

August 24 – 25, 2016

Negombo, Sri Lanka


The 3rd International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture is an important forum for the presentation of new advances, research findings and the newest technologies in the fields of fisheries and aquaculture whether it is theoretical, experimental or applied. The conference will bring together leading aqua professionals, researchers and scientists from around the world to discuss new findings and current issues pertaining to Aquaculture. It is Sri Lanka's largest annual event devoted to the fisheries and aquaculture, and will give participants a platform to exchange ideas, discover novel opportunities, reacquaint with colleagues, meet new friends, and broaden their knowledge.


The conference is organised by The International Institute of Knowledge Management, and its academic partner is the Asian Institute of Technology.


Keynote speakers will be Prof. Sena S. De Silva of the School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia; and Associate Prof. Amararatne Yakupitiyage of the Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.


For inquiries, you may contact the conference secretariat at tel. +94 113 098 521/2 or the hotline: +94 768 223 146. Fax: +94 112 835 571; email:


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Shanghai International Fisheries & Seafood Exhibition 2016

August 25 –27, 2016

Shanghai, China


Top Chinese seafood companies will be joined in this year's SIFSE by their foreign counterparts from the US, Korea, Ecuador, Canada, France, Norway, Vietnam, Malaysia, Iceland, Chile, Pakistan, Spain, Argentina, Thailand, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Australia, among others.


Organised by Shanghai Gehua Exhibition Service Co. Ltd., SIFSE will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Special focus will be on B2B trade of aquatic products.


Last year SIFSE attracted 24,186 visitors. This year the number of exhibitors and visitors is expected to be larger.


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2016 China (Guangzhou) International Aquaculture Exhibition

August 26 – 28, 2016

Guangzhou, China


The 2016 China (Guangzhou) International Aquaculture Exhibition (FISHEX 2016) is conceived to facilitate the international fishery and seafood businesses, as well as provide a platform for exhibition, procurement, trade negotiations, technical fora, and information and communication. The event also allows the aquaculture enterprises in other parts of the world to have access to the Chinese market and expand their international market shares.


Venue of this fishery show is the China Import & Export Fair (Canton Fair) in Guangzhou.


The event is organised and hosted by the Guangzhou Fishex 2016 Committee and the Guangzhou Boyi Global Exhibition Co. Ltd.


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Aquaculture Canada and Cold Harvest 2016 Conference and Tradeshow

September 18 – 21, 2016

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada


The Aquaculture Canada and Cold Harvest Conference and Tradeshow 2016 will take place at the Delta Hotel in St. John's, Newfoundland, from Sept. 18 to 21.


Aquaculture is recognised globally as a sustainable food production activity, and Canada has a role and responsibility to play in growing more seafood. The conference will highlight the advances in science and technology of Canadian aquaculture, in preparing for the sustainable food systems of the future.


Exhibiting at this event is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with the aquaculture industry and its support personnel. It is also a great opportunity for students to network with industry, government and academia, as well as present their research projects.


Students are an integral part of the annual meetings of the Aquaculture Association of Canada and several sessions will be devoted to student activities. For the past 30 years the AAC has provided assistance for students to attend the annual conference and has organised a competition for student presentations, both oral and poster. Each year the AAC awards up to three different types of student awards: best student presentation (oral and poster); student scholarship; and student travel awards.


Starting this year, there is a new award for Best Proceedings contribution by a student. It will come with a monetary award after the papers are submitted for adjudication.

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