Tuesday, May 22, 2018

22/05/2018: Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2018

Taipei International Convention Centre, Taipei, Taiwan April 23-26, 2018

Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2018 (APA18) conference and exhibition, was held from April 23rd to 26th, 2018 at the Taipei Convention Centre (TICC), Taipei, Taiwan.

 Through the collaboration and joint efforts of the National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), APA18 steering committee, and the World Aquaculture Society – Asian Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC), the APA 18 event has been very successful. APA18 comprised of a conference, aquaculture sessions, business meetings, tradeshows and farm tours. The event opened for registration and was attended by approximately 2,000 participants coming from 48 countries. The tradeshow, consisting of 100 booths, was a leading exhibition with many companies presenting their aquaculture products. There were 445 abstracts with 295 oral presentations and 150 posters at the conference.

Left to right: Mr Tian-Shou, Chen; Ex-Director General of Fish Agency of Taiwan, Dr I-Chou, Liou., Academician of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan.,Dr Ching-Fong Chang, President of National Taiwan Ocean University,Mr Hong-Yen Huang, Director General of Fish Agency of Taiwan, Dr Guillaume Drillet, President of WAS-APC, Mr Allen (Ming-Hsun), WU, Regional Manager- Aquaculture, Nutriad, Mr Jeff Chuang, General Manager of Sheng Long Biotech.  
Image credit: WAS
The opening ribbon cutting was officiated by Dr Ching Fong Chang, (president of NTOU), Dr Guillaume Drillet (WAS-APC President), and the representative APA18 : Mr Tian-Shou, Chen (Ex-Director General of Fish Agency of Taiwan), Dr I-Chou, Liou., (Academician of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan)., Mr Hong-Yen Huang, (Director General of Fish Agency of Taiwan), Mr Allen (Ming-Hsun), WU, (Regional Manager- Aquaculture, Nutriad), and Mr Jeff Chuang, (General Manager of Sheng Long Biotech).

The plenary session on April 24 was a presentation by Dr Ching Fong Chang, with title “Introduction to the conference theme Aquauculture Innovation Sustainability and Food Safety. And Dr Peter De SCHRYVER, presented “New Insights in Microbial Management to make intensive aquaculture more sustainable.

APA18 had 40 sessions on aquaculture with topic including aqua feed, shrimp culture, fish disease, environment biodiversity and climate change, tilapia health and farm tour. More than 60 participants joined the two farm tours with tour 1 at West of Taipei, Koi Farm and Fisheries research, and Tour 2 at East of Taipei, NTOU and NMMST, organised by NTOU.

At the president’s reception, participants also enjoyed the traditional dance, and show from Taiwan.

APA18 would like to thanks their sponsors Sheng Long Co., Ltd, Nutriad, MSD Animal Health/ Merck, DaBomb inside, and Kemin in making APA18 successful.

The WAS team look forward to meeting you at the next APA19, June 19-21, 2019 at Chennai Trade Center, Chennai, India.

For more information visit the World Aquaculture Society website, HERE.

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