Events in the next 3 months


In two days, the 10th Annual Algae Biomass Summit will start in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. This event, dubbed as the world's largest algae conference, unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world's algae utilisation industries.


We've picked 12 other events that are slated in October and November, including FENACAM'16 - Brazilian Farmed Shrimp Fair in Fortaleza City, Ceará, Brazil, on November 21 –24. It will incorporate four events: XIII International Symposium on Shrimp Farming; X International Symposium on Aquaculture; XIII International Fair of Services and Products for Aquaculture and XIII Gastronomic Festival of the Seafood.



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 commercialisation, 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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Int'l Symposium on Advances in Marine Mussel Research (AMMR2016)

October 26 –27, 2016

Vigo, Spain


The AMMR 2016 symposium, which will be held at the faculty of biology, University of Vigo, in Spain aims to highlight the latest research on marine mussels (Mytilus spp.) from a multidisciplinary perspective, including studies from the fields of genomics, proteomics, immunology, physiology, ecology and aquaculture. Marine mussels represent an excellent study system in evolutionary biology, ecology, ecotoxicology and climate change. More importantly, they are a key species in aquaculture, being commercialised worldwide.


The symposium will include seven talks from the invited speakers, five short talks from participants and a poster session on the first day. On the second day, October 27, participants will have a boat trip to Cies Islands.


The invited speakers are Nicolas Bierne of the University of Montpellier (France), Carlos Canchaya of the University of Vigo (Spain), Ibon Cancio of University of the Basque Country (Spain), Antonio Figueras of IIM CSIC (Spain), Beatriz Novoa, also of IIM CSIC, David Skibinski of Swansea University (UK) and Antonio Villalba of CIMA – Xunta de Galicia (Spain).


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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 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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2016 Aquaponics Conference

October 28 -- Oct 29, 2016

Kokomo, Indiana, USA


Hosted by the Indiana Aquaculture Association, the two-day 2016 Aquaponics Conference, which will be held at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center in Kokomo, Indiana, will have a lineup of many speakers including professors. Lectures will cover a wide range of topics including facilities and equipment, fish nutrition, pest control, current aquaculture research, species selection and food safety. A tour of the Green River Greenhouse is also an option for an add-on.


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International Fisheries Symposium

October 31 – November 2, 2016

Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam


World aquaculture and fisheries increasingly becomes very important industry. Total world production of aquaculture and fisheries recently reached around 170 million tons. Asean is a very dynamic producer and supplier of world aquatic products. Growing together and for the development of aquaculture and fisheries, education, research and technology innovation in aquaculture and fisheries in Asean countries are more and more important and significant.


With the mission of promoting collaborative education, research and exchange in aquaculture and fisheries science and technology in the region and with the worldwide institutions, Asean-FEN was established with 18 members including nine core members (Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia; Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia; Kasetsart University, Thailand; Prince of Songkla University, Thailand; Rajamangala University of Science and Technology Srivijaya, Thailand; Can Tho University, Vietnam; Nong Lam University, Vietnam; Universitas Air Langga, Indonesia; Universitas Brawijawa, Indonesia) and nine associate members (Nha Trang University, Vietnam; Hue University, Vietnam; University of the Philippines Visayas, Philippines; Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia; Prek Leap National College of Agriculture, Cambodia; University of Yangon, Myanmar; Savanakhet University, Laos; Burapha University, Thailand; and Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia).


This 6th International Fisheries Symposium (IFS2016) will be organised in Phu Quoc city, Phu Quoc Island of Vietnam, from October 31 to November 2, co-hosted by Can Tho University, Nong Lam University, Nha Trang University and Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry.


With the theme"Promoting Healthier Aquaculture and Fisheries for Food Safety and Security", this symposium will focus on the advanced innovation as well as address the newly emerged issues in aquaculture and fisheries for healthier aquatic food products.


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China Fisheries & Seafood Expo

November 2 – 4, 2016

Qingdao International Expo Center, China


One of Asia's largest seafood expositions, the CFSE has been helping seafood companies from around the world grow their business in the world's largest and fastest-growing seafood market. The expo has 30,000 square meters of exhibit space and attracts more than 25,000 visitors from almost 100 countries. It also features more than 1,300 exhibiting companies from over 45 countries. 


The expo will be held for the second year in the beautiful Qingdao International Expo Center. Located at Aoshan Bay, about 45 minutes north of downtown, QIEC has 10 pillar-free exhibit halls with the capacity to hold 6,000 booths, making it one of the largest and most modern exhibit halls in China. 


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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

November 11 – 13, 2016

Austin, Texas, USA


With the theme "Going Mainstream", the 2016 Aquaponics Association Conference will focus on how aquaponics can evolve to become a more well-accepted form of growing food. It 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, and aquaponics-focused audits and HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) plans, among others.


This large gathering of industry professionals and enthusiasts will provide a wealth of information and interaction for anyone involved in any aspect of aquaponics.


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FENACAM'16 - Brazilian Farmed Shrimp Fair

November 21 –24, 2016

Fortaleza City, Ceará, Brazil


FENACAM'16, which is on its 13th edition, will incorporate four events: XIII International Symposium on Shrimp Farming; X International Symposium on Aquaculture; XIII International Fair of Services and Products for Aquaculture and XIII Gastronomic Festival of the Seafood.


These events are aimed at meeting the expectations and interests of the entire production chain of marine shrimp farming and Brazilian aquaculture. They will also facilitate interactions among shrimp farmers, fish farmers, speakers, panelists, congressmen, service exhibitors and other stakeholders in the production chain of aquaculture/marine shrimp farming.


Oral and poster presentations will take into account the demands and needs of fish/shrimp farmers and participants, such as updates and advances in aquaculture and shrimp farming in different regions of Brazil and major Latin American countries and Asia.


The International Fair of Services and Products for Aquaculture, taking place parallel to the other events of FENACAM'16, will have about 300 booths representing the most modern in the Brazilian and global aquaculture industry and offering a great opportunity to update and exchange information among producers, manufacturers, academia, government, industry and the general public.


One of the main attractions and highlights of FENACAM'16 will be the XIII Gastronomic Festival of Seafood, an event that has become an important factor for the promotion of aquaculture products.


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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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