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Conference Chairs & Committee

Conference Co-Chairs


Professor Shuolin Huang

President,
Asian Fisheries Society

Professor Shuolin Huang has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in fisheries policy and fisheries management. He has been a professor in Shanghai Fisheries University since 1996. He was vice president of Shanghai Ocean University from 2000 to 2014, and now he is president of Asia Fisheries Society and vice president of China Society on the Law of the Sea and vice president of Shanghai Society for oceanology and limnology.  He is editor in Chief of Journal of Fisheries of China and of Journal of Aquaculture and Fisheries.


Dr. Saman Bandara Athauda

Department of Animal Science,
Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Dr.Saman Bandara Athauda is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He completed his Ph.D. from School of Marine Biology & Aquaculture, James Cook University, Australia and MSc from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Dr. Athauda received his Bachelor degree from the University of Peradeniya in Agriculture.

Due to his remarkable service to the field of Fisheries and Aquaculture he is awarded with many scholarships like the MASHAV Scholarship by Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the International Postgraduate Programme on Aquaculture: Production & Management in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, State of Israel, scholarship by NFP  to study on Fisheries Management in the Wageningen University and the Postgraduate Technological Study (PTS) Scholarship by the European Commission- EU to study in the Aquaculture and Fisheries Research Institutes in Spain (CSIC, Torre La Sal, Castellon) and France (IFREMER, Palavas).

He is a training expertise in Aquaculture: Production and Management, Fisheries Management, Radiation Safety in Laboratories and many other post graduate study fields.

Dr. Athauda is a senior scientist and an academician in Sri Lanka in the field of Fisheries and Aquaculture with the experience in reviewing of International Refereed Index (ISI) Journal papers, in reviewing of Peer Reviewed Journal papers, being a Member of the Board of Study in Animal Science, Post- Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya, Member of National Committee on Aquaculture & Fisheries, Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy (SLCARP), Member of National Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology, Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy (SLCARP), Member of Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) of Agriculture & Food Science, Sri Lanka Institute of Advance Technological Education (SLIATE), A Chief Examiner of A/L Examination Evaluation (Agriculture), Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka, Visiting Lecturer of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna and Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Food Science, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Member of the Consultancy Team for FAO UN I-FLC (Internal Evaluation of Fish Landing Centre), National Consultant/Aquaculture Specialist, Education for Knowledge Society Project (EKSP), Resource Person on Applications of Biotechnologies in Fisheries in Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy (CARP), Honorary President (2013/2014) of  Sri Lanka Association of Animal Production (SLAAP) and with many other remarkable contributions to the Fisheries and Aquaculture sector nationally and internationally with immense contributions to dissemination of knowledge.

He is currently working on Production of All Male Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Production Using Methyl Testosterone Immersion Technique for Commercial Use and Production of All Male Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Population Using Androgenic Steroids (Androstenedione; Methyl Testosterone) Immersion Technique Under Sri Lankan Condition; a collaborative project of University of Peradeniya with NAQDA and CIC Agric Businessess. He also working Captive Breeding of Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) Under Sri Lankan Condition and Finding the Most Suitable Place for Culture Sea Cucumber in Jaffna Peninsula, as a newly introduce Mericulture species to Sri Lanka.

Conference Adviser


Dr. K. Pani Prasad

Professor at Central Institute of
Fisheries Education,
India.

Scientific Committee



Prof. C.M.B. Dematawewa- Professor, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.

Dr. Saman Athauda- Senior Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.

Dr. Janak Vidanarachchi- Senior Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.

Dr. (Mrs.) Sudharma Yatigammana- Head/ Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya.

Dr. M.N.M. Fauzi-  Senior Lecturer, Department of Farm Animal Production & Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal     Science, University of Peradeniya.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Veterinary and Animal Sciences - UVAS,Pakistan

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yuzine Esa, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr S.M Nurul Amin, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. P. Mahalakshmi, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, India

Dr. Asha P.S., Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, India

Dr. Natrah Fatin Mohd Ikhsan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Mok Wen Jye, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Dr. K.R. Salin, Asian Institute of Knowledge Management, Thailand

Dr. Nurul Ulfah Karim, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Dr. Rumeaida Mat Piah, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Dr. Ken Overturf, United States Department of Agriculture, USA

Dr. Nihar Ranjan Chatterjee, Department Of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, WBUAFS, India

Dr. Md. Abdul Kader, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Dr. P. Santhanam, Bharathidasan University, India

Dr. Nadirah Musa, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (FISHA), Malaysia

Dr. P. Mahalakshmi, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, India.

Prof. Ahmed H. Al-Harbi, Aquatic Animal Health Life science and Environment Research Institute, Saudi Arabia.

Prof. Dr. Najiah Musa, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (FISHA), Malaysia.

Mr. Amarawansa Hettiarachchi, Freelance Consultant, Sri Lanka.