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ASEAN Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference and Exposition 2016

The Department of Fisheries, Thailand, in collaboration with the Asian Fisheries Society, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific, INFOFISH, the Network of Aquaculture Centres in the Asia-Pacific, and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center and partners are proud to host the ASEAN Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference and Exposition 2016: ASEAN Seafood for the World and the 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum and Exhibition: Asian Food Security for the World from 4 to 6 August 2016, at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. We also welcome traders, producers, scientists, researchers from around the world to attend this remarkable exposition and conference. Details for registration are on the event website.

The Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum provides an international platform for distinguished scientists from all over the world to discuss the issues pertaining to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific Region. The forum has been convened ten times to date, around the ASEAN region.

The Exposition will be held from 4th – 6th August 2016 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangkok, Thailand.


A concurrent three-day international scientific conference will be organized by Thailand Department of Fisheries, the Asian Fisheries Society (AFS), Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre (SEAFDEC), Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) and partners at the same venue from 3rd to 7th of August 2016. About 1,000 participants are expected to attend the Conference. Invited speakers from around the world will share their experiences and lessons-learned in fisheries and aquaculture.

Major Themes of the Conference

Theme 1: Governance
To include legal/policy frameworks, planning and compliance for both aquaculture and capture fisheries, responsible infrastructure.

Theme 2: Education & training
To include International Symposium on Aquaculture and Fisheries Education (ISAFE) recommendations, education and training needs in Asia, innovative and new education, knowledge exchange.

Theme 3: Sustainable intensification of aquaculture
To include 5th Cage Culture in Asia outcomes and recommendations, feeds & nutrition (especially fish meal issues), breeding & genetic selection, GMOs, hatchery technology, responsible aquaculture (environment), aquaculture certification, social and economic dimension, disease management, DAA overview, biotechnology.

Theme 4: Response to Impacts of climate change
To include impacts and responses to climate change in both aquaculture and capture fisheries/ biodiversity, building resilience of fishing/aquaculture stakeholders, disaster management.

Theme 5: Sustainable fisheries
To include both small scale artisanal and large scale industrial marine and inland, stock enhancement, culture-based fisheries, biology/ecology of target species, stock status, management, social/economic considerations and major issues including IUU fishing, by-catch and subsidies.

Theme 6: Seafood, post-harvest technology and food safety
Processing, products, biotechnology, food safety standards, compliance and certification.

6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF6)
To include promoting a gender balance, the role of women in aquaculture and capture fisheries, social and economic issues.

Submission of abstracts is until March 30, 2016.