Thursday, November 20, 2014

20/11/14: MEAF Dubai 2015 - 'Sustainable Aquaculture in the Middle East' at the ME Aquaculture Forum

(DUBAI - April 5-6, 2015 - with 60 percent of booths already sold! )

The Middle East Aquaculture Forum (MEAF) has been created to bring together aquaculture industry experts and academics from the Middle East, to showcase the latest products and offer industry professionals a state-of-the-art platform to interact.

“Towards Sustainable Aquaculture in the Middle East” will be the theme of this first edition, which will focus on vital industry issues affecting the key Middle Eastern aquaculture producing countries. 

Activities will include specific topical industry sessions, technical sessions, facilitated workshops and panel discussions. Industry professionals will be able to interact and network in designated meeting space. MEAF will provide a unique networking platform for aquaculture academic and industry experts from the Middle East.

Industry authorities and academics will jointly address some of the major topics in aquaculture, such as:
     * Outlook of aquaculture in the region
     * R&D aquaculture
     * Production systems
     * Health & nutrition
     * Water conservation (RAS)
     * Tilapia
     * Freshwater marine fish
     * Pre and pro biotics
     * Breeding and genetics
     * Shrimp
     * Algae & cucumber
     * Seafood market
     * Aquaculture & finance/investment

MEAF15 will strongly focus on the crucial developments of marine aquaculture in the Middle East. There will be a special presentation on "Trends in Global Aquaculture: focus on the Middle East", "Mechanisms of activating marine aquaculture in the Arab region: constraints and solutions" and "An outlook on the Resources, Strategic Potentials and Investment Opportunities of the Aquaculture and Algaculture Industries in the Middle East".

Dr Albert Tacon will give a plenary talk on ‘'Future feeds for a growing aquaculture sector in a hungry world” while Michael Schwarz focusses on the Middle East with Trends in Global Aquaculture. MEAF15 is also proud to welcome the National Aquaculture Group (NAQUA) - Saudi Arabia at the Forum. Dr Ahmad Al Ballaa - Managing Director of the National Aquaculture Group will give a plenary talk. 

Dr Muhammed Alsaiady – ARASCO, will give a keynote presentation and will be chairing the nutrition session.

The importance of a Middle East aquaculture networking forum has been acknowledged by a broad range of industry experts, as there are: Dr Michael Schwarz (Past-president of the World Aquaculture Society - Virginia Tech, USA), Dr Imad Patrick Saoud (American University, Lebanon), Dr Seyed Hossein Hoseinifar (Gorgan University, Iran), Dr Fahad Saleh Ibrahim (Ministry of Fish Wealth, Oman), Dr. Wenresti G. Gallardo (Sultan Qaboos University Oman), Dr. Jean-Yves Mével (Al Ain University UAE), Dr Marcell Boaventura (Saudi Arabi), Dr Peter Pesch (National Aquaculture Group, Saudi Arabia), Dr Hesham Hassanien (Saudi Arabia), Dr.Hussein Elghobashy (Agriculture Research Center, Egypt), Dr David Griffith (National Aquaculture Group, Saudi Arabia), Mehdi Soltani (University of Tehran, Iran), Haydar Alsahtout (President of the Saudi Aquaculture Society).

This event is sponsored by the European Aquaculture Society and the World Aquaculture Society, with the Arab Aquaculture Society, the Pakistani Aquaculture Society and the Saudi Arab Aquaculture society as affiliate sponsors.

Abstract submission (and programme updates) is open until February 15, 2015 at: Advanced registration is recommended and available online as of December 15, 2014 at:

Industry partners can email to find out about sponsorship opportunities to:

Read more HERE.

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