Wednesday, September 3, 2014

03/09/2014: China aquaculture goes international at Aquatic China 2014
Attending this two-day conference in Beijing, China later this month will bring you up-to-date with the thinking and work of leading researchers in fish farming and nutrition.

Introduction - by Roger Gilbert
"Aquaculture is playing an increasingly valuable role in providing food for our growing human population – and it’s output is increasing each year. Already food from aquaculture has surpassed that produced from wild caught fish and the variety of species now being farmed in captivity is expanding rapidly as well. Farmed fish are being more readily accepted by consumers.

Roger Gilbert

"Fish can be extremely efficient in converting feed to high-quality protein and growth rates are proving to be extremely impressive with just over one kg of feed being required to produce a kg of fish in salmon farming systems.

"Behind this success is science. Research and development based on sound scientific training and qualification provides our industry with drive and determination to overcome obstacles that in other food sectors might have restricted progress. That foundation of knowledge based on science is key to the future prosperity of our industry.

"For the first time ‘Aquatic China 2014’ is hosting an international two-day symposium for the fish farming industry in China, where scientific and commercial presenters from within and outside China can come together to exchange ideas and development in fish farming.

"China, accounting for almost 85 percent of the world’s farmed fish production, is a perfect host for this important meeting which takes place in advance of the ‘VIV China Exposition’ from September 21-22, 2014 in Beijing. We invite you to participate!


Introduction - Dr Kengsen Mai
"It is generally accepted that the only way to meet the increasing demand for fish and shrimp is through aquaculture. China has more than 3000 years of history in aquaculture. It is not only is a pioneer in aquaculture, but has also become the biggest aquaculture country, with an annual production accounting for more than 70 percent of global output.

Dr Kengsen Mai

"However, after recent 30 years of rapid development, China's aquaculture faces a series of challenges.

"Lack of resources, the environmental deterioration and the safety of aquatic products are considered to be the most critical factors that impede the sustainability of China aquaculture.

"Most challenges to the sustainable development of globe aquaculture are usually first faced by China.

"China has still not been powerful in aquaculture, and should develop sustainable aquaculture as its own mission, learning from aquaculture powers, and from developed countries. Meanwhile, the rest of the world can also learn the methodologies and experiences from China to overcome these challenges. These challenges faced by China can also play a role in early warnings to other aquaculture countries.

"Therefore, the "2014 Aquatic China" summit (Beijing), pre-held in advance of the "2014 China International VIV", is an excellent communication platform for global peer experts to explore including issues of aquaculture sustainability. Welcome to "2014 Aquatic China."

Registration (and invitation letters) details HERE

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