Events in the next 3 months


In four days, Seafood Expo Asia opens in Hong Kong. It is the premium seafood marketplace for Asia, offering companies a unique chance to meet with qualified buyers in the Asian seafood market.


We've picked 18 other events that are slated in September, October and November, including Seawork Asia, which will be held in Shanghai, China, on Nov. 29-Dec. 1.



Seafood Expo Asia

September 6 – 8, 2016

Hong Kong


Asia is the premium seafood marketplace for Asia, offering companies a unique chance to meet with qualified buyers in the Asian seafood market. The three-day event, which will be held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (Halls 5B and C) in Wanchai, attracts over 8,600 buyers and suppliers of live, fresh, frozen and value-added seafood products from across the globe. There is a series of onsite events, including buyer networking event, master classes, educational sessions and culinary demonstrations. Located in Hong Kong, an essential locationwith its duty-free port status, Seafood Expo Asia is the way to reach China and the rest of Asia.


Seafood Expo Asia is organised by Diversified Communications (phone: +1 207 842 5500; website:


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Shrimp Academy 2016

Calmar, Iowa, USA

September 9 – 11, 2016


Shrimp Academy is a three-day intensive training workshop, which will be held at the Northeast Iowa Community College along 1625 Highway 150 South.


Featured speakers include: Dr. Tzachi Samocha, keynote speaker; Dr. Alber Heber of Purdue University; Dr. Thomas Zeigler and Ms. Cheryl Shew, both of Zeigler Bros Inc. Dr. Saamocha has been involved in the development of sustainable shrimp production practices with emphasis on super-intensive, biofloc-dominated, no water exchange systems and transfer of this technology to commercial producers. He currently continues to advance this work through his worldwide consulting services. 


Topics include:


-- Energy audits and efficiency for shrimpers

-- How to use spreadsheets to monitor your tanks for trends

-- Latest feed program from Zeiglers

-- Calculating carbon needs for optimizing nitrifiers

-- Taking samples and monitoring for vibrio

-- Making a foam fractionator

-- Measuring total suspended solids

-- Cleaning and biosecurity


Participants are asked to bring their laptops with Microsoft Excel capabilities in order to fully participate in this intensive workshop.


For inquiries, email them at or call tel. 563 737 2511; mobile 563 379 0514. To register, log on to     



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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AquaEpi I - 2016

September 20 – 22, 2016

Oslo, Norway


This first global conference on aquatic animal epidemiology aims to bring together leading scientists, researchers and research students from all parts of the world to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of aquatic animal epidemiology. It will also provide a platform for discussion about how to meet the research needs of aquaculture industry and facilitate interaction with stakeholders, industry and regulatory agencies for fruitful collaborations.


The conference will provide in-depth coverage of current and future epidemiological tools and their practical implications to aquaculture. Topic-focused sessions will cover but not limit to:


-- optimising use of epidemiology data

-- design and evaluation of risk factor studies

-- molecular epidemiology

-- spatial and temporal patterns in prevalence and risk mapping

-- diagnostic misclassification

-- design and evaluation of surveillance and control

-- risk analysis


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Aquaculture Europe 2016

September 20 – 23, 2016

Edinburgh, Scotland 


While certain sectors of European aquaculture have continued to grow over recent years, overall production has plateaued. There are numerous initiatives to stimulate growth, coupled to demographic and market conditions that show an increased demand, although their potential impact is diminished by varying factors.


The Aquaculture Europe 2016 event will present the latest science to support further development, and industry panels will discuss key opportunities and challenges for growth in aquaculture.


The event is organised by the European Aquaculture Society (tel. +32 59 323859, It has the support of Marine Scotland and The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland.


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Polar Fish 2016

September 23 – 25,2016

Sisimiut, Greenland


Polar Fish is Greenland's most important fish fair. It is a meeting place for North Atlantic producers and suppliers of fishing- and processing equipment. New trends, new methods and new equipment for the fishing industry will be presented.


A number of seminars and workshops will also be held. These will allow participants to engage in dialogue with specialists and experts, obtain new and useful knowledge and be up to date with development trends in the fishing industry in Greenland.  


Polar Fish 2016 is organized by Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center of Denmark.


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Humber Seafood Summit

September 28, 2016

Cleethorpes, UK


Humber Seafood Summit—organised and coordinated by Seafish in association with key stakeholders in the Humber area, around the UK and globally—draws interest from key people in the distributors, processors, foodservice and retail sectors of the UK seafood industry.


This year's summit, which will be held at The Pier, Cleethorpes, has three key themes for 2016: the seafood consumer, aquaculture and trade. The event brings together a panel of respected industry and national Governmentspeakers and delegates from across Europe and further afield.


Discussions include retail and foodservice trends, aquaculture developments, seafood trade, supply chain development, product integrity and reputation and global outlooks.


A Seafood Fayre evening networking event will be held on Sept. 27 at the Humber Royal Hotel, Grimsby.


Guest and keynote speakers who will enhance the topics and themes of the summit.


Register for the event by e-mailing Julie Snowden of Seafish at or calling her at mobile 07876 035 736. You may visit Seafish's website at



Aqua Fisheries Myanmar 2016

September 28 –30, 2016

Yangon, Myanmar 


The third edition of Aqua Fisheries Myanmar will be back on Sept. 28-30 with its mission to promote trade activities between international enterprises and local companies in Yangon.


The show is organisedby Minh Vi Exhibition & Advertisement Services Co., Ltd (Veas Co. Ltd) with support from the Ministry of Livestock Fisheries and Rural Development and the Myanmar Fisheries Federation.


Last year's show saw the participation of 60 companies, organisations and institutions from 17 countries including the US, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam.


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3rd International Conference on Aquaculture & Fisheries

September 29 – October 1, 2016

London, UK


Aquaculture congress is a premier event that brings together an international mix of experts, like aquaculture engineers, researchers and decision makers both from academia and industry across the globe to exchange their knowledge, experience and research innovations. 


With the theme "Innovations in Controlled Environment Aquaculture", the conference will cover new research techniques and concentrate on aquaculture exhibition of new feeds, fish welfare, antibiotics and instruments introduced by the aquaculture fisheries laboratories, among others.


After the first successful meeting in 2015 in Brisbane, the conference this year will be the next chance for the international aquaculture community to meet aquaculture professionals of Europe and to learn about the latest "Innovations in Controlled Environment Aquaculture" 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


In this three-day meeting there will be six half-day sessions encompassing current important topics in aquaculture & fisheries, with seven invited lectures, 87 oral presentations, 120 posters and many more recreational activities for attendees.


For more info, email



AquaSG'16 (Aquaculture Singapore)

October 19 – 21, 2016



The Aquaculture Singapore Conference was first held in 2015 as part of the opening of the Centre for Aquaculture and Veterinary Science at Temasek Polytechnic and to promote Singapore as a hub for innovative aquaculture solutions.


Following a positive response from the two-day conference and workshop, the organizing committee has engaged Asian Aquaculture Network (AAN) to present AquaSG'16 this year, which comprises a three-day conference, exhibition and pre-conference workshops.


This rebranded edition in 2016 will provide an excellent platform for learning and discussing ideas about aquaculture science and technology including topics such as nutrition, health and disease, culture system, genetic and broodstock selection.


Parallel to the conference are opportunities for exhibitors to present nutrition products, instruments and equipment for farm management, diagnostics and therapeutics to promote sustainable aquaculture practices in the industry.


The pre-conference workshops (dealing with shrimp culture system, shrimp diseases, nutrition and biosecurity and hatchery and broodstock) will be held on Oct. 17-18.


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10th Annual Algae Biomass Summit

October 23 – 26, 2016

Phoenix, Arizona, USA


Produced by the Algae Biomass Organisation (ABO), this event, dubbed as the world's largest algae conference, unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world's algae utilisation industries including those involved in financing, algal ecology, genetic systems, carbon partitioning, engineering & analysis, aquaculture, biofuels, animal feeds, fertilizers, bioplastics, supplements and foods. Algae can provide nutrition for animals and people, among others.


Based on the preliminary agenda for the summit released on July 5 by ABO, the plenary and breakout sessions promise a wide range of discussions about the latest advances in algae commercialization, research and finance. The agenda for the Summit can be viewed at:


Arizona is home to some of the US' most advanced test beds for new algae technologies, cultivation techniques and product development with multiple testing facilities, training programs and research centres. It has blossomed into a key algae technology hub for products ranging from pharmaceuticals to nutraceuticals to biofuels, making it an ideal location for showcasing the wide variety of products that the algae industry has to offer.


This algae biomass summit is attended by leading producers of algae products to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, by project developers to converse with utility executives, and researchers and technology developers to rub elbows with venture capitalists.


Early-bird registration is available until August 1.


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6th International Conference of Aquaculture Indonesia (ICAI)

October 27 – 29, 2016

Kuta-Bali, Indonesia


The International Conference of Aquaculture Indonesia 2016 is be one of the most significant regional or global aquaculture events held in Indonesia. This is the sixth event of ICAI which, starting this year, becomes the annual international forum for the aquaculture community—academics, researchers, students, market and industry analysts, government officials, policy makers and industry representatives—organised and hosted by Indonesian Aquaculture Society (MAI).


This conference is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas, information and knowledge between scientists and industry personnel on important issues in aquaculture and finding solutions to support the industry. This conference will be a meeting forum and current-information sharing between scientists and the business actors in aquaculture coming from all over Asia-Pacific and other countries.


The theme for ICAI 2016 is "Innovations in Aquaculture Technology for Sustainable Aquaculture in the Future". Global food demand will increase by much as 70% by 2050 due to increased population. High food demand has positioned aquaculture as an important industry sector and as food-supply and economic mover. Indonesia has the potential to be the biggest aquaculture producer in the world (67.7 million tonnes per year) consisting of marine aquaculture sector (47 million tonnes), brackishwater aquaculture sector (15 million tonnes), and freshwater aquaculture sector (5.7 million tonnes). However, this high potential is just utilised up to 11%. A sustainable aquaculture management is needed in Indonesia, including the development of infrastructure, investment, friendly environment and human resources. The aquaculture industry must reduce reliance on fishmeal and fish oil as a key ingredient in aqua feeds. A focus on looking for new sources omega-3 will be very important in developing sustainable aqua feeds.


This conference will tackle the many threats and opportunities and consider how to best manage the sustainable development of the global aquaculture industry. There will be plenary sessions and topics-based parallel class sessions for two days of the conference. The class sessions will consist of 1.) diseases and aquaculture sustainability; 2.) aquaculture management and technology; 3.) feed management and nutrition; 4.) genetics and breeding; 5.) aquaculture business and marketing (shrimp, finfish, seaweed, eel); and 6.) Farmers Day and applied technology forum.


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6th International Fisheries Symposium

October 31 – November 2, 2016

Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam


The annual International Fisheries Symposium is a major activity of the Asean Fisheries Education Network, which comprises 18 member universities from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.


It will take place in Phu Quoc city, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, and be co-hosted by Can Tho University, Nong Lam University, Nha Trang University and Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry.


With this year's theme of "Promoting Healthier Aquaculture and Fisheries for Food Safety and Security", the symposium will focus on advanced innovations new issues in aquaculture and fisheries for healthier aquatic food products.


This symposium welcomes the participation of scientists, students, technicians, businessmen, farmers and managers from the Asean as well as other parts of the world. 


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2nd International Congress of Macrobrachium

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

November 9 – 11, 2016

The International Congress of Macrobrachium is organised for the second time by several educational and research institutions of Mexico (CIC-UdeG, CIIDIR-IPN, CIBNOR, UJAT and UNAM-FESI) in an effort to improve the knowledge of the biology and taxonomy, ecological aspects, genetics, aquaculture and fisheries of the freshwater prawns of genus Macrobrachium.


This event will gather researchers, students and producers who work with this group of organisms. The congress covers several aspects of the Macrobrachium and features lectures, oral and poster presentations, special sessions and competitions.


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2nd Taiwan Fisheries and Seafood Show

November 9 – 11, 2016

Kaohsiung, Taiwan


The Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show 2016, to be held at theKaohsiung Exhibition Hall, expects to attract 250 local and international exhibitors on more than 500 booths. It also expects to draw some 7,000 professional visitors.


The expo will feature sections for fishing gear and technology, fish farming, processed seafood products, fishery services and, for the first time, fisheries biotechnology. The TAITRA hopes to create a more competitive platform for the exhibitors.


Taiwan's fishery industry and its production value have played a vital part on the international market, and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, which co-hosts the show with My Exhibition, hopes to create a more competitive platform for the exhibitors.


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2nd International Congress on Applied Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment 

November 10 – 12, 2016

Messolonghi, Greece


This international congress tackles the latest developments, new methods and technologies, trends and research activities in Greece and abroad. It will give opportunities for exchanges of opinions and knowledge.


The congress, HydroMediT 2016 for short, will focus on research and innovation technology applied mainly in the Mediterranean and its adjacent waters, but interesting solutions from other parts of the world will also be accepted. The main theme of the Congress will be: "Global Trends and Innovations for the Sustainable Development of Aquaculture & Fisheries in Our Region".


General fields of interest will be aquaculture, fisheries, processing of aquatic products, economics and marketing of fisheries products, environmental management, and inland aquatic resources.


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5th Aquaponics Association Conference: Going Mainstream

Nov 11 – 13, 2016

Austin, Texas, USA


The 2016 Aquaponics Association Conference theme is "Going Mainstream," focusing on how aquaponics can evolve to become a more well-accepted form of growing food.


The 2016 conference will be held in Austin, Texas, a location well-known for innovation and adopting new ideas. The Texas climate is arid and relatively warm year-round, making it an ideal location for considering aquaponics for food production, as seen by the successful aquaponic farms located in the region.


Topics will include marketing the ecological benefits of aquaponics, putting together a solid business case for aquaponics' unique blend of aquaculture and soil-less farming, aquaponics education, aquaponic-focused audits and HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) plans, and the case for keeping aquaponics eligible for organic certification.


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4th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture

November 28 – 30, 2016

San Antonio, Texas, USA


The 4th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture, or Fisheries 2016, for short, will lay a platform for the interaction between experts around the world. It aims to signify scientific discoveries, ideas and major milestones in the field of aquaculture technology and fisheries science.


This conference has for its theme "Blue Revolution". It will include oral talks, workshop, symposium, poster presentations and exhibitions. World-renowned speakers, the most recent techniques, developments, and the newest updates in aquaculture and fisheries are the hallmarks of this conference.


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Seawork Asia

November 29 – December 1, 2016

Shanghai, China


Seawork Asia is the largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition in the Asian region. It provides unique access to this fast-growing sector, attracting 70 exhibitors and more than 5,000 attendees from 12 countries, and bringing 120 brands and 5,000 products to the event.


Seawork Asia is the ideal platform for world-renowned maritime brands and organisations from sectors including: vessel design, build, repair or maintenance; commercial fishing and aquaculture; and marine contracting and vessel services.


It will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center.


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