Events in the next three months

Next month a Smart Shrimp Aquaculture Workshop for the Asia-Pacific Region will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on the 20th to the 22nd. A seafood show in India has been postponed, but we've picked two more events that are slated in January and February, one of them a conference on innovations in feeding technologies and commercial fish farming.




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 for the Asia-Pacific Region with the theme "Living with EMS and EHP, Challenging the Disease through Smart Shrimp Farming" will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on Jan. 20-22, 2016.

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.


To register online, log on to or e-mail



POSTPONED! 20th India International Seafood Show

January 22 – 24, 2016

Chennai, India


Co-organiser Marine Products Export Development Authority announced it has postponed the 20th International Seafood Show scheduled for January 22-24, 2016, due to flooding in Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state, which is recovering from weeks of torrential rain. The MPEDA said the show will be held in mid-2016 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh's largest city.


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 show is organised by MPEDA and Seafood Exporters Association of India.



Conference on "Innovations in Feeding Technologies and Commercial Fish Farming"

January 26, 2016

VDNH, Moscow, Russia


The 3rd Conference on "Innovations in Feeding Technologies and Commercial Fish Farming" will take place on Jan. 26 within the business programme of the international industrial trade fair "MVC: Cereals - Mixed Feed - Veterinary 2016", which will be held on Jan. 2-28, 2016.


The venue of the event is the VDNH, or the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy, located at Moscow. It is one of the largest exhibitions, museums and recreation complexes in the world. Main themes of the conference are feeds for commercial fish farming, modern technologies and equipment, and disease prevention. The conference will be in Russian with simultaneous translation into English.


For more info on the trade fair, log on to E-mail the organizer Expokhleb at Tels.: 7 (495) 755-50-38, 755-50-35



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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