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Events in the next 3 months


In three days, FENACAM'16 - Brazilian Farmed Shrimp Fair will start in Fortaleza City, Ceará, Brazil. This fair 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.

We've picked five other events that are slated in November and February, including Aquaculture America 2017, which touts itself as the only major national aquaculture conference and exposition held in the US and taking place in San Antonio, Texas, on Feb. 19 – 22, 2017.



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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November 28 – December 1, 2016

Lima, Peru


LACQUA 2016, which will take place at the Sheraton Convention Centre in Lima, Peru, from November 28 to December 1 will be the 2016 annual meeting of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter of World Aquaculture Society.


Following upon the previous successful LACQUA meetings, LACQUA16 will bring international attention to the aquaculture industry of Peru and South America. The WAS regional meeting—South American Regional Aquaculture 2016—will be co-held with LACQUA 2016.


There will be an exhibition by aquaculture suppliers from around the world of the latest in equipment, supplies and services.


Sessions and workshops at LACQUA '16 will cover all aspects of aquaculture in Peru and South America, as well as the rest of the world, such as fish culture, crustacean culture, seaweeds, production systems, sustainable aquaculture, health and diseases, physiology and genetics, nutrition and feeding, and processing and economics.

There will be a special Farmers Day with presentations on topics especially of interest to aquaculture farmers. There will also be industry sessions throughout the conference with speakers addressing industry concerns.


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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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2nd International Ornamental Fish Trade and Technical Conference

February 8 – 10, 2017

Colombo, Sri Lanka


The 2nd International Ornamental Fish Trade and Technical Conference will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, currently the sixth-largest supplier of ornamental fish to the global market, on February 8-10, 2017. The event’s venue is the 5-star Kingsbury hotel, which is 35 minutes from the Bandaranayake International Airport.


Organised by Infofish, one of the FISHINFONetwork members, the event will comprise a two-day conference and one-day field trip to ornamental fish farms in the country. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues facing the global ornamental fish industry, including ways to increase production through capture and culture fisheries; introduction and breeding of exotic species; and health management and biosecurity measures.


The major pillar underpinning these discussions will be sustainability, in recognition of its importance in the management of stocks, and impact on the environment and social development. The conference will also highlight the latest developments in packaging and transportation, and changes in international market and trade patterns.


World trade in ornamental fish has become a billion-dollar industry, with total wholesale and retail values estimated at US$1 billion and $3 billion, respectively. Some 55% of the global market supplies originate from Asia, where the sector contributes significantly to the national economies of the countries involved.


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Aquaculture America 2017

February 19 – 22, 2017

San Antonio, Texas, USA


Aquaculture America 2017 returns to one of the favourite tourist spots in the world for the only major national aquaculture conference and exposition held in the US. The US Aquaculture Society (formerly US Chapter of World Aquaculture Society) joins the National Aquaculture Association and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association in producing the annual Aquaculture America meetings. These sponsors are joined by the annual meetings of Aquacultural Engineering Society, American Tilapia Association, Striped Bass Growers Association, US Trout Farmers Association, US Shrimp Farming Association and other associations to make Aquaculture America 2017 the one meeting in the US that you shouldn’t miss!


Aquaculture America 2017 will have the largest aquaculture trade show in the Western Hemisphere and one of the largest anywhere in the world with nearly 200 booths. It will showcase the latest in products and services for the aquaculture industry. It is the place to visit current suppliers and make new contacts. 


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