Monday, March 2, 2015

02/03/2015: Upcoming Aquaculture events in 2015

1. Middle East Aquaculture Forum (MEAF) - Dubai 5-6 April
With over 100 abstracts received and more than 30 sponsors confirmed, the first edition of the Middle East Aquaculture Forum, Dubai, 5-6 April 2015 promises to be an exciting platform for Middle East Aquaculture experts.

“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. DWTC, Dubai, April 5-6, 2015 –

Plenary speaker Ahmad Al Ballaa (MD of National Aquaculture Group and Chairman, Saudi Aquaculture Society):

"Aquaculture has a pivotal role to play in global food future. Conservative estimates indicate that output from aquaculture must at least double to meet the demand for aquatic protein by 2050. With a current population of more than 400 million, the Middle East region has an increasingly important role to play in this future, on both the demand and the supply side. In order to meet that future opportunity, we must however develop aquaculture responsibly. Contributions at MEAF from world renowned experts and local farmers on their hard earned lessons in issues such as rearing practices, disease management, diversification and markets will provide valuable information which will dramatically shorten the costly learning curve for new ventures in the region. This forum will be the first of many such meetings that will offer a important and timely opportunity for researchers, governments and investors to jointly develop a roadmap for sustainable aquaculture in the region. "

MEAF15, the forum where Middle East Aquaculture Experts will discuss the future of sustainable aquaculture in the Middle East, will include presentations on the following topics:

  • Nutrition: Dr Albert Tacon will give a plenary presentation on ‘'Future feeds for a growing aquaculture sector in a hungry world”, with Dr Muhammed Alsaiady from Arasco feed company delivering the keynote presentation of the nutrition session.
  • Industry: Eng. Ahmad Al Ballaa will give a plenary presentation on the first day of the event.
  • Synbiotics and probiotics: Prof. Einar Ringo will give the keynote presentation showing the latest results in this field.
  • Outlook of Aquaculture in the Region: latest updates will be provided by Dr Haydar Alsahtout.
  • Dr Farshad Shischensian (President Asia Pacific Chapter of the World Aquacultue Society) will talk about: “The status of shrimp farming and new advance systems in Asia”. 
  • Dr Sherif Sadek will deliver a talk on “The concept of integration of aquaculture and agriculture in the Middle East”. This presentation will focus on the culture of various species using fresh ground water (tilapia/catfish/carp/freshwater prawn) and/or brackishwater (red tilapia/blue tilapia/seabream/seabass/shrimp).

The Middle East Aquaculture Forum, Dubai, 5-6 April 2015 will be hosting workshops, industry presentations and an exhibition for aquaculture suppliers and producers and is sponsored by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), with the Arab Aquaculture Society (AAS), the Pakistani Aquaculture Society (PAS) and the Saudi Arab Aquaculture Society (SAAS) as affiliate sponsors. All these societies are welcome to hold their annual meeting at MEAF15 and invite all their members to Dubai to join this unique forum.

For regular programme updates or more info on sponsorship packages, please contact:

For more info on the trade show:

In the framework of the Middle East Aquaculture Forum, a separate Aquafeed Workshop will be organized on 7 April.

Aqua Feed Production Workshop, Dubai, DWTC, 7 April 2015
Organizer: Dr. Mian N. Riaz, Head –Extrusion Technology Program.
Food Protein R&D Center, Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas, USA.Please register for this separate workshop by contacting:
Looking forward to seeing you in Dubai at this exciting Forum.

Middle East Aquaculture Forum Secretariat –
2. AquaForum 15 – May 26th – Jeju Island

Register now online (, click arrow to go to AF page and click on the logo) and get your free entrance badge for this AquaForumin Jeju. You can use this badge the next free days to enter the World Aquaculture trade show (May 27-29). Find more details on accommodation and travel at (see WA15 page).

 AquaForum 2015 – May 26th in the Industry Room - Schedule
14.00-14:10 – Welcome – Michael Schwarz
14.00-14:10 - Successes and challenges in aquaculture in Korea, a model for regional technology development – Isidor Yu
Biosecurity: Aquaforum 2015
14:30-14:50 - Assuring health and biosecurity in finfish & shrimp culture systems – Leo Galli
14:50-15:10 - An update on the role of biosecurity in controlling disease in marine shrimp culture – Victoria Alday
15.10-15.40 - “Biosecurity: ‘developing a regional aquatic disease initiative’” – Panel discussion with FishVet, Bayer, Merck, Pharmaq, Novartis, Phibro.
Nutrition: Aquaforum 2015
16:00-16:20 - Aquaculture feeds and feeding: New technologies to sustainably double of aquaculture production by 2050 – Craig Browdy
16:20-16:40 - Sustainability of China Aquaculture and Aquafeed Industry – Kangsan Mai
16:40-17:10 - “The Alternative Ingredients and Future Aquafeeds in 2020" – panel discussion with Alltech, Biomar, Skretting, Hinter, NutriAd, Uni-President, Inve, Grobest, Cargill, LeSAffre, Ewos, Biomin.
Aquaculture Production Systems: Aquaforum 2015
17.10-17.30 - Progress in marine fish and shrimp larviculture with focus on opportunities for Asia – Patrick Sorgeloos
17:30-17:50 - Current and future trends in regional aquaculture production systems in China - Shuanglin Dong
17:50-18:20 - "Future Production Systems, in Korea and Asia - What to Choose?" – panel discussion with Pentair, AKVA ,Faivre, and many more.

3.World Aquaculture 15 – May 27-30th – Jeju Island, Korea.

Aquaculture for Healthy People, Planet and Profit

The theme for World Aquaculture 2015 in Jeju is ‘Aquaculture for Healthy People, Planet and Profit’ and is very relevant for an area which has a strong aquaculture industry, a population which has a high seafood consumption and is home to a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Plenary speakers for the event have been chosen specifically to cover the theme in their presentations.

It is now time to register for the World Aquaculture 2015 event. More details on the program coming soon.

Over 100 booths sold at the WA15 trade show. Contact for more info on the trade show and sponsorship.

For all details on the event:

4. Aquaculture Europe 15 – October 20-23rd – Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The first European Aquaculture event in the Netherlands will attract all Aquaculture experts from around Europe – Shellfish, Freshwater species, Marine species, etc. Find more details on the program on the first announcement.
It is time to submit your abstract on

For more info on the trade show and sponsorship contact

5. Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 15 – November 16-19 Fortaleza, Brazil.

This event includes the Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2015, Fenacam 2015, the South American Regional Aquaculture 2015, XII intl Shrimp Farming Symposium, IX International Aquaculture Symposium and the 3rd Tilapia Economic Forum.
WAS will again team up with Fenacam 2015 for LACQUA15, the annual meeting of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter and WAS Regional meeting, South American Regional Aquaculture 2015 (SARA15).

Find the program topics and more info in the brochure:, click LACQUA15 page. Submit your abstract in English. You can give your presentation in the language of your choice – English – Spanish – Portuguese.

For more info on the trade show and sponsorship contact

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