Events in the next three months
This month the Middle East and Central Asia Aquaculture 2015 will be held in Tehran, Iran, on the 14th to 16th. We've picked three more events that are slated in January and February, one of them on shrimp aquaculture, in Thailand.



Middle East and Central Asia Aquaculture 2015

December 14 – 16

Olympic Hotel

Tehran, Iran


The First Middle East and Central Asia Aquaculture Conference will provide a platform for academics and aquaculture experts to share knowledge, engage peers and meet with potential business partners. The meeting will incorporate Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2015, the Middle East Aquaculture Forum 2015, International Shrimp Symposium and 2nd International Larviculture Conference under the theme "Tapping New Markets in Aquaculture." Technical sessions will address multiple species and culture systems, health, nutrition, genetics and sustainability. A trade show is included.


Middle East and Central Asia Aquaculture Conference is organised by Iran Fisheries Science Research Institute with phone no. +971-56-684-8080.


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Smart Shrimp Aquaculture Workshop for the Asia-Pacific Region

January 20 -22, 2016
Asian Institute of Technology campus
Bangkok, Thailand


The Smart Shrimp Aquaculture Workshop has the theme "Living with EMS and EHP, Challenging the Disease through Smart Shrimp Farming". 


The workshop will bring together the leading aquaculture experts who will present many proven

solutions to stem the EMS tide and set the goal for a more prosperous shrimp farming using the latest technological advancements on the topic. It is hoped that the event will be greatly beneficial for participants to generate a wealth of information from and apply these techniques for improving shrimp production in their aquaculture enterprises.



Titles of Presentations

Dr. Claude E. Boyd Experiences with investigations of water quality involvement in causes of shrimp mortalities over the past 30 years
Dr. Albert G.J. Tacon Bio secure shrimp feeds and feeding practices
Dr. Kallaya Sritunyalucksana Updated research on shrimp Early Mortality Syndrome, ATM and EHP
Dr. Farshad Shishehchian Mixotrophic systems for high production vannamei shrimp farming
Dr. Chalor Limsuwan Shrimp culture techniques for preventing EMS and EHP
Dr. Olivier Decamp Use of probiotics in shrimp farming: Myths and misconceptions


The workshop is intended for practicing shrimp farmers, farm technicians, progressive entrepreneurs, students, researchers in R&D institutions, officers of departments of fisheries, and enterprising aquaculture students.


Shrimp farming industry is currently passing through a challenging phase, mostly because of disease conditions like the Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND), the Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS), and that caused by the microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP). These are widespread in Thailand and are feared to take new forms across diverse farming situations. Many shrimp farmers have no clue as to how this critical situation can be controlled. To manage this and the emerging challenges, farmers at the regional level need to be updated with the latest research, and also to acquire adequate expertise and practical skills to efficiently organise their resources for achieving improved production levels.


This workshop is organised jointly by the Asian Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society; AIT; Blue Aqua International Ltd. of Bangkok; and INVE Aquaculture (Thailand) Ltd.


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20th India International Seafood Show

January 22 – 24, 2016
Chennai Trade Centre

Chennai, India


The biennial India International Seafood Show is one of the largest seafood fairs in Asia and a common forum for seafood processors, exporters, importers, aquaculturists, machinery manufacturers and allied industries. The show will cover the complete range of fish production and processing. Among the exhibitors will be fish wholesalers, trade buyers for fish products, food chains, chefs, fish-processing companies, hotel and restaurant owners, and caterers.


The objective of the IISS is to highlight India's immense fishery potential and the rapid progress made by the country in the fisheries sector. The IISS offers immense opportunity to the participants to exchange ideas for mutual benefits and explore further possibility in strengthening trade relations.


Orpganised by Marine Products Export Development Authority and Seafood Exporters Association of India.


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Aquaculture 2016

February 22 - 26, 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada


Held every three years in selected places in the US, this year's Triennial returns to Las Vegas. It is one of the largest aquaculture conferences and trade shows in the world with around 200 booths and nearly 4,000 attendees from over 90 countries.


The Triennial combines the annual meetings of the World Aquaculture Society, National Shellfisheries Association, Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society, and the National Aquaculture Association.

In addition to the annual meetings of the main sponsors, other annual meetings of different association will take place at Aquaculture 2016 including the US Chapter of World Aquaculture Society, the National

Aquaculture Association, and the US Aquaculture

Suppliers Association; the American Tilapia Association; the Striped Bass Growers Association; and the US Trout Farmers Association.


There will also be special sessions organised by the Aquacultural Engineering Society and International Association of Aquaculture Economics and Management.


The last Triennial was held in 2013 in Nashville where it was pronounced a huge success by the nearly 3000 people who attended.


Aquaculture 2016 is being touted as the place to learn about the latest in aquaculture and see the newest technology in the trade show.


The Triennial sponsors promise to put together an extensive technical program featuring special sessions, contributed papers and workshops on all of the species and issues facing aquaculturists around the world.

Sample topics include shrimp nutrition, aquaculture engineering, open ocean aquaculture, sea lice, GMO fish and shellfish, tilapia, pond fertilization and fish larvaeculture, finfish breeding, probiotics in aquaculture;


Biotechnology, stock enhancement, fish transport, hatchery technology, freshwater pond aquaculture, small-scale aquaculture, urban aquaculture; market-driven aquaculture, aquaculture economics, organic aquaculture and future opportunities, feeds, and Latin American and Caribbean aquaculture.


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