Conference Co-chairs

D. Rohana Subasinghe


Honorary Life Member of the World Aquaculture Society
President of the World Aquaculture Society – Asia Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC).
Retired Chief of FAO Aquaculture Service
Managing Director, Future Fish
Sri Lanka.


Rohana Subasinghe is a specialist in aquaculture development and aquatic animal health management. He retired from FAO in October 2015, while serving as the Chief of the Aquaculture Brach. Since his graduation in 1980 from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, he has worked in all parts of the world, with most experience in Asia. He joint FAO in 1994 and took responsibility in implementing many projects on aquaculture and aquatic animal health at national, regional and international levels worldwide until his retirement. Among others, at FAO, he was also responsible for analyses of trends in aquaculture development globally.

A former teacher of the University of Colombo and the Universiti Putra Malaysia, Rohana earned his PhD from Stirling University. Rohana is a strong advocate of sustainable aquaculture and its significant contribution to poverty alleviation and food and nutrition security. His passion is to empower people engaged in small-scale aquaculture value chains. He supports responsible certification of aquaculture and is also responsible for developing the globally approved FAO technical guidelines on aquaculture certification. He served as the Technical Secretary to the Sub-Committee on Aquaculture of the Committee on Fisheries of the FAO, the only global inter-governmental forum on aquaculture. His spearheaded the development of a global partnership for aquaculture development in FAO, particularly addressing the need for a concerted effort to ensure future aquaculture development will become increasingly socially acceptable, environmentally sustainable, and responsibly managed. Rohana is still active in the field of fisheries and aquaculture, currently extending his years of experience and expertise, as a consultant, to many agencies and institutions worldwide.


Associate Professor and Program Chair Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM),
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT),


Dr. Krishna. R. Salin has been active in the aquaculture industry as a researcher, entrepreneur, and academic for over 22 years. He is currently an Associate Professor, teaching/supervising postgraduate students, and coordinating the Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM) Program at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand as its Chair.

His current research focus is on innovative aquaculture technologies, applied genetics for stock improvement, and hatchery management of fish and shrimp. His research experience includes development of novel biofloc technologies for finfish and shellfish, genetic diversity studies on Indian and Sri Lankan prawns (Endeavour Award, Govt. of Australia – postdoctoral research at QUT, Brisbane); characterization of growth-promoting genes in farmed prawns (CREST Award, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India – Visiting Fellow at QUT, Brisbane); innovative aquaculture technologies for water conservation and safe discharge of effluents from shrimp farming (DST, India); and genetic characterization and stock improvement of tilapia in Thailand (AIT).

Dr. Salin is a Technical Consultant or Hon. Advisorto several national and international organizations (Ananda Group, India; Msingi East Africa; and Organic Sensus, Germany, among them). Current projects/assignments include the ERASMUS+ GeoServices-4-Sustainability (2015-18), co-funded by the European Commission; and Sustainable Aquaculture Development for East Africa, funded by DFID, UK. He has also organized a series of international workshops, conferences, and capacity building programs on aquaculture at AIT. He is a Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Ocean University, China; and Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco (UJAT) – one of the biggest public universities in Mexico; and Associate Editor of the Journal Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, published by Springer Nature; and Aquaculture and Fisheries, published by Elsevier.


Technical Director,
Aquahana LLC,


Dr. Albert G.J. Tacon is Technical Director of Aquatic Farms Ltd in Hawaii, and works as an international aquaculture consultant, specializing in aquatic feeds and nutrition. After obtaining his PhD in fish nutrition at University College (University of Wales, UK – 1978) he spent eight years within the UK as a university lecturer and researcher in applied fish nutrition at the University of Aston in Birmingham and at the Institute of Aquaculture in Stirling.

He has 40 years of professional experience in aquaculture research and development, with a specialty focus on aquatic feeds and nutrition, and increasing the contribution of aquaculture to global food security and poverty alleviation, including 14 years of in-house experience with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) working within National, Regional, and Inter-regional Aquaculture Development Projects, and within the Regular Program of FAO in Rome, Italy;

44 in-country work experiences with FAO & other agencies in aquaculture and aquaculture nutrition related activities, including: Africa – Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Tunisia; Americas – Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, USA, Venezuela; Asia/Oceania – American Samoa, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam; Europe – Belgium, Cyprus, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK, Yugoslavia; and 228 aquaculture related publications and one patent on aquaculture technology, including scientific research publications, review publications, FAO technical papers and field documents, books, book chapters and magazine articles, with a focus on aquatic feeds and feeding, aquaculture development trends, the nutritional value of aquatic food products, and aquaculture aspects related to food security and poverty alleviation.

Dr. Romi Novriadi

Dr. Romi Novriadi, S.Pd.Kim., M.Sc

Vice Chairman of Indonesia Aquaculture Society
Lecturer at the Jakarta Technical University of Fisheries
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia

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Mobile (including WhatsApp) : +62 81371959619 / 0000-0002-1904-5781


Dr. Romi Novriadi is the vice chairman of Indonesia Aquaculture Society and also as the lecturer at the Jakarta Technical University of Fisheries, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Republic of Indonesia. He has published more than 30 peer review research articles and his PhD’s Dissertation focus on ‘Evaluation of Advanced Soy Products in Diets Fed to Florida Pompano’ and master’s thesis on ‘A toolbox for Immune Parameters of Artemia’ provides beneficial information to the aquaculture industry. Currently, Dr. Romi act as a promoter to link the research institutes with industry to review the feed formulations and manufacturing process, shrimp and aquaculture production, aquafeed management practices, and identify relevant research to enhance the aquaculture productivity and efficiency.


Mr. Isanka Gamage

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM),
Sri Lanka
Hotline: +94 715 589 870 / +94 777 379 779
TP: +94 11 204 4485


Ms. Tikirimalee Amandakoon

TP: +94 11 204 4480
/ +94 76 573 3737



The Scientific Committee consists of experts in the field from many different countries in the world. The Committee Members evaluate your abstracts and provide insights to improve those further. According to the final decision given by them, you would be able to process further tasks for participating in the conference.


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Assoc Prof Dr Nurul Ulfah Karim
Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICoE)
Institute of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries,
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu,

Dr. Binay Kumar Chakraborty
Executive Director,
Mud Eel, Mud Crab Aquaculture and Management Centre,

Dr. Pawan kumar Sharma, MFSc., PhD
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University,

Dr. Shaista Jalbani
Assistant Professor/Incharge, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Sakrand Sindh, Pakistan.

Dr. Agustina
Aquaculture Department,
Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Mulawarman University,
East Kalimantan,

Dr. Manvendra Singh Sengar
Assistant Professor,
Bipin Bihari College Jhansi (U.P.),

Dr. Babitha Rani. A.M
Senior Scientist and Officer In Charge,
Rohtak centre of  ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education,
Mumbai, India.

Dr. Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra
Principal Scientist, Fish Health Management Division
ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture

Dr.Ir. Bambang Gunadi, MSc
Research Center for Fisheries,
National Research and Innovation Agency (Indonesia)

Analiza J. Molina, MPS, MSc, PhD
Department Chair, Natural Sciences
Angeles University Foundation Integrated School
Angeles City, Philippines

Dr. Uma Nath U.
Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis
Mgm Silver Jubilee College of Pharmacy,
Kilimanoor, Pulimath,
Trivandram, Kerala,

Dr. Rudy Agung Nugroho
Department of Biology,
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences,
Mulawarman University,
East Kalimantan Samarinda.

Prof. Oyas Ahmed Asimi
Division of fish nutrition and biochemistry,
Faculty of fisheries, SKUAST-K.

Dr. Nuwan Liyanage
Senior Lecturer,
Aquatic Resources Technology Degree Programme
Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture,
Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka

Dr. Sujata Sahoo, MVSc., PhD.
Senior Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education,  Kolkata Centre, India.

Professor. Jimmy Masagca
Catanduanes State University,

Dr. Felix Nathan
Tamil Nadu Fisheries University,

Alim Isnansetyo
Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture,
Universitas Gadjah Mada,

Associate Prof. Olga Isaeva, Ph.D
Department of Water Bioresources and Aquaculture
Kamchatka State Technical University

Dr. Syed Shabih Hassan SCIENTIST (Fisheries) & Chairman, NESA chapter Punjab
College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana (Punjab), India

Dr. Jinsu Varghese Department of Zoology,
St Thomas College Kozhencherry

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf
Dean(Retired)The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,
Ravi Campus Pattoki,

Intan Faraha A Ghani
Faculty of Engineering and Life Sciences,
Universiti Selangor,

Dr. Esti Handayani Hardi Universitas Mulawarman, Department of Aquaculture,
Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science,

Dr. Satendra KumarScientist (Fisheries),
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (JNKVV),
Jabalpur (MP)

Dr. Rasidi, Center Research for Fishery, National Research and Innovation Agency,

Dr.K.Sheela Sobana RaniProfessor,
Karpagam College of Engineering,

Prof. Dr. Feroz A ShahHead Division of Aquatic Animal Health Management
Faculty of Fisheries SKUAST-Kashmir

Prof. Saman Athauda Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka

Dr. Seyramsarah Blossom Setufe
University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani


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