Events in the next 3 months


In three days' time, on Oct. 21, the GOAL 2019 Conference will open in Chennai, India, the first time that GOAL will be held in India in its 19-year history. This conference offers an opportunity to join other forward-thinking leaders from across the global aquaculture value chain in reviewing production, sustainability, innovation and market drivers.


We've picked nine other events slated within the next three months, including the three-day Sustainable Ocean Summit in Paris, France, on Nov. 20-22. Held under the auspices of the World Ocean Council, this event is an annual gathering of the global ocean business community dedicated to advancing private-sector action on responsible use of the seas.



GOAL 2019 Conference

October 21 – 24, 2019

Chennai, India


This year's 20th edition of GOAL (Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership) Conference will be held at the Leela Palace in Chennai, India. This is the first time that GOAL is being held in India in its 19-year history.


GOAL 2009 offers an opportunity to join other forward-thinking leaders from across the global aquaculture value chain in reviewing production, sustainability, innovation and market drivers. You'll get valuable knowledge, strategic relationships and an understanding of emerging issues and solutions.


Ramanan Laxminarayan, Darian McBain and Fabrice DeClerck will be the keynote speakers. They will address three of the major challenges facing aquaculture—antibiotic use in aquaculture and antimicrobial resistance in humans, social responsibility, and balancing responsible food production with the health of humans and the planet, respectively.


Over 60 speakers will provide insight on the trends shaping the future of responsible aquaculture production and sourcing.


The conference programme covers topics ranging from improvements in shrimp production practices and disease management techniques to innovations in salmon farming, processing and marketing; area management, capacity building and smallholder engagement; investment; and feed sustainability.


To register for GOAL 2019, you may log in to your GAA user account or you may create a free user account. Click on "My Account" to access your user account, and then click on the "Events" tab to initiate the registration process.


Questions about registration can be referred to GAA's Maddie Cassidy at



Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum 2019

October 31 – November 2, 2019

Taipei, Taiwan


Industry leaders are invited to this event, which will be held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre.


Concurrently held with Livestock Taiwan Expo and Asia Agri-tech Expo & Forum, Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum is organised by UBM Taiwan and UBM Malaysia and co-organised by the Council of Agriculture, the government authority for fishery, agriculture, animal husbandry in Taiwan.


Featuring technologies, the event is the only international and B2B exhibition in Taiwan and will exhibit state-of-the-art products. Visitors are also welcomed to attend the following:


    ● Conference & forum (main themes)


        -- use of AI and IoT in fish farming


        -- sustainable options for aquaculture


        -- aquaculture disease and health management


    ●  Technical seminar:


         -- new products/technologies launches


    ●  Matchmaking


Pre-register to win:


    ●  two-night   free accommodation during exhibition (one company per room)


    ●  Free access to onsite conferences and seminars


    ●  Free access to VIP lounge


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2019 IFFO Annual Conference

November 4 – 6, 2019

Shanghai, Chia


This year's conference of the Marine Ingredients Organisation (IFFO) will deliver a sound mix of business-related topics and social networking. IFFO is an international trade organisation that represents and promotes the marine ingredients industry, such as fishmeal, fish oil and other related industries.


The conference programme features speeches by well-known visiting speakers from the food retailing, commodity, financial and fishing worlds, as well as experts from human and animal nutrition. 


The first day will have, among many others, a talk on "Update on the shrimp market in Asia", on the second day a session on "Comparing the environmental impacts of marine protein with land-based vegetable protein: Update on the IFFO project", and on the third day an update on "Major global trends in the aqua sector".


The overall programme is well balanced with networking opportunities and includes a welcome reception and gala dinner.  There is also a city tour, which is included in the registration fee, for family members. However, any delegate can also attend by purchasing a ticket when registering online for the conference.


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21st Int'l Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (ICFAS 2019)

November 11 – 12, 2019

Tokyo, Japan


This conference on fisheries and aquaculture sciences aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results in all aspects of fisheries and aquaculture sciences. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and concerns, as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of fisheries and aquaculture sciences.


ICFAS 2019 will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics will include, among others: aquaculture technology; aquaculture production technology; fisheries and aquaculture; fish farms and technology;


Fish capture and fishing gears; deep water and demersal fisheries; fish pathology; fisheries statistics; aquaculture industry; freshwater fisheries; pelagic fisheries; shellfish fisheries; marketing and pricing of fish; regulating fisheries; and ocean farm technologies.


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Infofish World Shrimp Conference and Exposition

November 12 – 14, 2109

Bangkok, Thailand


With the theme "Modelling for Sustainability," this international conference on shrimp, held at the JW Marriott hotel in Bangkok, will consider at length the present and future of the industry, focusing on moving toward sustainability. A large part of the sessions will be devoted to production and trade at the domestic and international levels, as well as the latest developments in the shrimp industry. Some 250 delegates, both international and local, representing various segments of the seafood industry, are expected to participate.


Driven by environmental and social factors, as well as the recurrent disease outbreaks in shrimp farming, the focus now is toward sustainability. With the various challenges faced by the shrimp industry, there is a need to properly identify and promote systems that will lead to sustainable development.


In conjunction with the conference, an exhibition will be organised at the same venue. The event will showcase and promote products, supplies and equipment from regional and international players. A total of 20 exhibition booths have been allocated for seafood exporters/importers, processors, equipment suppliers and manufacturers around the Asia-Pacific region and outside of it.


The conference opening will include a special address by His Excellency Hon. Semi Koroilavesau, Minister for Fisheries, Fiji, followed by the keynote address "Modelling Shrimp Industry Towards Sustainability," which will be delivered by Mr. Robins McIntosh, executive vice president, Charoen Pokphand Foods, Thailand.


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47th US-Japan Natural Resources Panel on Aquaculture

November 12 – 15, 2019

Okinawa, Japan


The 47th US-Japan Natural Resources Scientific Symposium on "Marine Aquaculture in a Changing Environment" will be held Nov. 12-15 in Okinawa.


The 47th UJNR Aquaculture Symposium is the last year of the current three-year theme of "Marine Aquaculture in a Changing Environment."


The UJNR Aquaculture Panel is a cooperative research exchange between the US and Japan, jointly addressing environmental and technical issues that affect the aquaculture industries of both nations.


This year's presentations will focus on the use of science and aquaculture technologies to increase food production to offset deficits from losses of wild fisheries and terrestrial agriculture due to environmental change or to aid in the recovery or enhance wild and farmed seafood impacted by environmental change and perturbation.


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Oceans of Knowledge 2019

November 20, 2019



The Oceans of Knowledge conference series considers the operational use of ocean observations and technologies. Now in its third edition, the 2019 conference, to be held at The Royal Institution in London, will focus on the specific role of ocean observations in identifying and mitigating future risks to ocean uses and facilitating a sustainable blue economy.


The conference will be opened by a keynote presentation from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ocean Economy Group. This keynote will summarise recent OECD work on understanding the future ocean economy and its dependence on ocean observations.


Subsequent morning presentations will take a closer look at a range of high growth ocean uses such as autonomous shipping; open water aquaculture; marine mining; and offshore wind.


The afternoon will then explore the future direction of technologies which will play a key role in enabling future sustainable ocean use.


Each session will also include a panel discussion to further expand on the topics raised and offer the opportunity for delegates to engage with speakers. Dedicated networking sessions will also be held throughout the day.


For more info, visit



Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2019

San José, Costa Rica

November 19 – 22, 2019


This is the first time this event, called LACQUA for short, will be held in Central America, a region rich in natural resources and of whose several countries are currently in a process of political and social changes, aimed at improving the quality of life of its inhabitants.


The central theme of LACQUA 2019 is "Sustainable Aquaculture for Social and Economic Development", since the promotion of this activity aims to contribute to the development and well-being of the countries of the region.


LACQUA 2019, which will be held at the Wyndham Herradura Convention Centre, will be a great opportunity to meet and discuss the most recent advances in the production of aquatic organisms in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Expected to attend are researchers, students, producers and suppliers. The results of technical and scientific work (regional and global) in three languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese) will be presented (oral and poster). In addition, there will be short courses and an aquaculture exhibition showcasing the latest in equipment, supplies and services. You can also visit recognised aquaculture companies in the region, with emphasis on the production of inland fish, marine fish and molluscs.


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Sustainable Ocean Summit

November 20 – 22, 2019

Paris, France


The Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), under the auspices of the World Ocean Council,

is an annual gathering of the global ocean business community dedicated to advancing private-sector action on responsible use of the seas.


With the theme"Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy", the SOS 2019 will be the foremost international business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for ocean sustainable development.


Since 2010, the SOS has been bringing together leaders from the diverse ocean business community—shipping, fisheries, oil and gas, aquaculture, offshore renewables, tourism, seabed mining, marine technology, etc.—as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, science and environment communities—to focus on industry-driven action on "Corporate Ocean Responsibility".


Registration is open to all from the ocean business and investment community.


For more info, visit



AlgaEurope 2019

December 3 – 5, 2019

Paris, France


AlgaEurope 2019 is a unique opportunity to learn and understand the bottlenecks of algae production and commercialisation and interact with over 300 key players from more than 43 countries.


It also offers an opportunity for an exchange between academia and industry in a networking-based environment that will explore the sector's evolution worldwide.


Currently, there are several European projects, from lab scale to demonstration plants and commercial facilities, aiming to accelerate the commercialisation of algal products.


Urged to attend are algae technology developers/suppliers; algae producers and cultivation plant owners and operators; technology providers for cultivation, harvesting, dewatering, drying, oil extraction and processing;


Venture capitalists and financial investors for biotechnology and food industries; biofuels network, animal feed companies, nutraceuticals/ pharmaceutical companies, fertilizer suppliers; and water treatment and waste-water professionals.


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