Conference Chairs - Fisheries and Aquaculture conference 2019

Conference Chairs & Committee

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

Dr. Ravi Fotedar


BSc(H), MSc., M.Phil., PhD., MBA
Curtin University
Australia
Keynote title: “Do advances in aquaculture nutrition contributes to aquaculture sustainability?”

Ravi Fotedar’s expertise is in Sustainable Aquaculture, both marine and freshwater. After completing Master of Philosophy degree in Aquaculture from the University of Delhi, India in 1986, Ravi has first-hand experience in dealing with all aspects of aquaculture sustainability issues, including sustainable production, environmental impacts of aquaculture, post-harvest handling/processing, value addition/quality assurance of seafood (SQF – Safe Quality Food), international marketing, and project management.  As a manager of seafood business with Tata Exports, Ltd, Ravi developed close business relationships with multinational companies (San Miguel, Philippines; CP, Thailand; Frigoscandia, Sweden and Neptune Fisheries, USA). All these companies are leaders in aquaculture and seafood processing. Ravi’s role in these companies ranged from technical advisor/consultant to business development manager.

Ravi migrated to Perth in 1992 and completed his PhD in aquaculture nutrition and then MBA, both from the Curtin University, while working as a Fish Hatchery Manager with the University.

Ravi’s expertise is in production biology of aquaculture species, which is enforced by his research in aquaculture nutrition. Ravi’s main research areas include a) investigating various feed-additives in fish-diets for improved immunocompetence and sustainability; b) nutrient recycling in integrated aquaculture systems and c) physiological adaptations of aquatic species when reared in inland saline waters and d) use of biotechnological innovations to improve the water quality. All these research areas are aimed at improving the sustainability of aquaculture industry. Currently Ravi is focussing on the use of biotechnological innovations to improve the productivity of aquaculture through sustainable and environmentally friendly means, which also involves the use of custom-made feed additives including pre and probiotics as an alternative to antibiotics in the aquaculture industry. Ravi has a PhD degree in marron nutrition and several peer-reviewed publications on marron aquaculture.

While working as an academic in Curtin University, Ravi has successfully completed various international (Vietnam – funded by AusAid: Indonesia – commercial funding) and domestic projects in aquaculture. He has successfully supervised more than 40 higher degree research (HDR) students to completion. Currently, he is supervising another 9 HDR students. His students have acquired the most competitive jobs in the field of aquaculture. He has also established a new post graduate course in Sustainable Aquaculture in Curtin University. Ravi currently enjoys active collaborations with the Institute of Oceanography, Vietnam, Aquaculture Research Institute #1, Vietnam, Diponegoro University, Indonesia and DURACK, Geraldton, WA, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India.

 Ravi has more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles in international journals and has published a book on “Recent advances and new Species in Aquaculture” and a manual for marron farmers.

 

Current Areas of Interest:

 

  • Formulating ecologically sustainable formulated feed for aquaculture industry
  • Using recent biotechnological innovations to improve water quality of the production systems
  • Improving the immunocompetence of aquatic species to reduce reliance on antibiotics and chemicals
  • Setting up of environment-friendly fish production systems
  • Conducting R and D activities in different areas of aquaculture (including post-harvest and shelf-life of aquatic products)

Chief Guest

DG,DoF,Thailand

Dr. Adisorn Promthep


Director-General of Department of Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Thailand

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CONFERENCE  ADVISERS

Rohana-Subasinghe

Dr. Rohana Subasinghe


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

Dr. Albert G.J. Tacon


Technical Director – Aquatic Farms Ltd
USA

Scientific Committee


Prof. S.C. Jayamanne, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka

Dr. Ravi Fotedar, Curtin University,Australia

Dr. Ahmed H. Alharbi, Life science and Environment Research Institute, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Dr. E.D.N.S. Abeyrathne, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka

Dr. Nurul Ulfah Karim, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Dr. Rumeaida Mat Piah, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Dr. P. Santhanam, Bharathidasan University, India

Dr. Narottam Prasad Sahu, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India

Prof. K. Marimuthu, AIMST University, Malaysia

Dr. Babitha Rani, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India

Dr. Janet  Howieson, Curtin University, Australia

Dr. Rajendran K. V, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India

Dr.P.S. Asha, TRC of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, (ICAR-CMFRI), India

Dr. Kiran Dube, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India

Dr. Mok Wen Jye, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Dr. Haryadi, Muhammadiyah University of Malang, Indonesia

Dr. Hany Handajani, Muhammadiyah University of Malang, Indonesia

Dr. Hamda Azmat, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pakistan

Dr. Nuwan Liyanage, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka

Dr. Rumeaida Mat Piah, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Dr. Kiran Dube, Jamia Hamdard University, India

Dr. J.A. Athula, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka

Dr. Nurul Ulfah Karim, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Dr. Babitha Rani, Deemed university, India

Dr. Rajendran K. V, Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), India

Dr. Yuzine Esa, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. P. Santhanam, Bharathidasan University, India

Dr. S. Balasundari, Deemed university, India

Dr. Narottam Prasad Sahu, Central Institute of fisheries education, India

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pakistan

Dr.N.Felix, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, India

Asst.Prof.Dr.Jongkon Promya, Maejo University, Thailand

Dr. Oyas Ahmed Asimi, Faculty of Fisheries, SKUAST-K, India

Assoc.Prof.Dr.Niwooti Whangchai, Maejo University, Thailand

Asst.Prof.Dr.Chanagun Chitmanat, Maejo University, Thailand

Dr. Tariqul Islam,University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Conference convener


Mr. Isanka Gamage
The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka
Hotline: +94 715 589 870 / +94 777 379 779
TP: +94 112044485
Email: isanka.gamage@tiikmedu.com

 

 

Main Conference Coordinator


Conference Secretariat : Ms. Lorin Juliyana
Tel: +94 112044480/ Ext.6103
Fax: +94 112 873 371
Hotline: +94 76 573 3737
Email: secretariat@aquaconference.com