Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference ’19
Call for Papers
Theme: “Sustainable Aquaculture: Nutritional Security and Exports”
The 6th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture 2019 – (ICFA 2019) invites Academicians, researchers, students, industry experts, policy makers, professionals and enthusiastic attendees send original research abstracts, case studies formatted according to the given format. The conference will be held from 22nd – 23rd August 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand under the theme “Sustainable Aquaculture: Nutritional Security and Exports”.
The fisheries and aquaculture sector is expected to (i) bridge the gap between supply and demand of protein needs of ever-growing world population and (ii) increase its export contribution. The fact that growing economies are exporting high value seafood in part to achieve the broader goal of ending poverty, while achieving the food security goal by retaining and importing lower value seafood, has become an overarching trend. Currently, the sector is facing certain challenges, including its actual and perceived sustainability, disease out-breaks, and fluctuating global prices in changing macro-economic scenario, competition from other resource users and global trade wars. Therefore, we need to think forward by adopting new technologies, understanding the role of research and development, and extending and/or disseminating latest research to primary producers.
The main theme of the conference would focus on so called, bifurcated theme of domestic versus export production strategies and discuss the synergies between domestic nutritional needs and need to improve export earnings. This will be achieved by networking, presenting the latest research and panel discussions on the strategies to ensure maximum profitability of the sector. Such strategies may not only encompass technologies to increase productivity but also strategies for value adding to increase profitability, total utilisation of the harvested resource by looking at new ways to use processing off cuts, and development of supply chain strategies such as digital traceability or forensic authentication of provenance to prevent substitution and supply chain mismanagement, thereby with the potential to attract premium pricing. The conference will also discuss and record all the necessary steps forward to a new era of modern technology to improve productivity while considering environment and social impacts.
At the end of the conference the recommendation will be recorded and made available for policy makers in the region.
With that, we invite you to submit an abstract in the range of the following tracks but not limited to:
- Aquaculture development
- Aquaculture engineering
- Feeding and nutrition in Aquaculture
- Aquatic resources and environmental management
- Aquaculture and Fisheries economics
- Biotechnology and genetics in Aquaculture
- Aquatic health management and diseases
- Environmental impacts of aquaculture and/or fisheries
- Fish Biology: Immunology, Physiology & Pathology
- Fisheries, aquaculture and climate change
- Fisheries management ,policy and governance
- Marine biology, oceanography and conservation
- Post-harvest technology and value addition
- Supply chain management in aquatic products
- Quality Assurance in Aquaculture
- Cage farming
- Micro and macro algae farming
- Aquaculture of ornamental species