Sunday, October 1, 2017

02/10/2017: Fish farming technology on display at Asia-Pacific Aquaculture 2017

by Roger Gilbert, International Aquafeed

Asia-Pacific Aquaculture, the regional chapter of the World Aquaculture Society, is going from strength-to-strength

This was perfectly illustrated in this year’s event held in the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in late July 2017.

The event attracted 2834 participants from 46 countries to attend 37 conference and break-out session and view some 120 poster displays.

There were 325 presentations in total and over 170 exhibitors on the exhibition floor. Not only is the science and research behind aquaculture that’s of key importance and which is the traditional focus of the WAS events, but the display of technologies and the latest developments from companies supporting the expansion of the industry is vital to the success of aquaculture; particularly in Asia where fish farming is widely accepted and fish a central protein source in the daily diet.

APA 2017 tick all those boxes and in fact hosted the most concentrated display of equipment and service companies to be hosted by the organisation in Asia so far, and in response, the visitors attended in huge numbers.

The event was busy for the full three days, with the exhibition hall being almost over-crowded at key times.

APA 2017 was hosted by Department of Fisheries (DOF), Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries, Malaysia.

The conference and trade show organised by World Aquaculture Society – Asian Pacific Chapter, Malaysian Fisheries Society and University Putra, Malaysia.

The theme of APA 2017 was ‘Transforming for Markets Needs’ (and we report the keynote presentation by Hervé Lucien-Brun of Jefo on ‘Marketing of farmed seafood from Asia to Global Markets’.

We report his presentation in two parts, in September edition of International Aquafeed magazine.

The three-day conference program with its 325 individual presentations at special producer sessions, workshops and regular conferences saw special sessions on marine shrimp, freshwater fish culture, production systems, tilapia, marine finfish, molluscs culture, risk management, aquafeeds and nutrition, development and planning, marketing and trade to name a few.

The plenary included trends and prospects in Malaysia aquaculture, promoting trade and fair trade in seafood. Following the conference and expo, the Malaysian Fisheries Society organised a post-conference farm tour which International Aquafeed will report on in next month’s edition.

Kaula Lumpur proved an idea location for a regional event with excellent international flight connections and vastly improved local train, metro and monmo-rail services to help visitors beat the traffic congestion which this city has been noted for in the past.

Read the full report, HERE.

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