The Success Story of the 9th International Conference on Aquaculture and Fisheries 2022 (ICFA 2022)
Aquaculture and Fisheries 2022

The 9th International Conference on Aquaculture and Fisheries 2022 (ICFA 2022) was held from 25th – 26th of August following the hybrid format – taking place physically in Jakarta, Indonesia while also being held via Virtual Platforms across the rest of the world simultaneously. ICFA 2022 was organized under the theme “Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture: The Vision, Benefits, Roles and Responsibilities.” The conference was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka and hosted by the South-South Aquaculture and Fisheries Cooperation (SSAFC) along with Politeknik Ahli Usaha Perikanan, Indonesia.

ICFA 2022 was a proud part of celebration of the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022 (IYAFA 2022). FAO of the United Nations is the lead agency for commemorating the year in collaboration with other relevant organization. ICFA 2022 was in line with the celebrations, which bring together diverse research and case studies from around the world in parallel sessions, while also providing numerous networking and publishing opportunities in the field, as well as discovering the latest trends and challenges in the field of artisanal fisheries and aquaculture.

The conference united diverse researches and case studies from all over the world, in parallel sessions while offering many networking and publishing opportunities. Moreover, the conference welcomed 75+ Academics, Researchers, Scholars, Activists Industry Leaders and Professionals from 15+ countries across the globe.

Inauguration Ceremony

The opening remarks of ICFA 2022 were made by Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Co-Founder & Managing Director – The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka) and the Conference Co-Chairs, Dr. Rohana Subasinghe: Past President of the World Aquaculture Society – Asia Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC), Retired Chief of FAO Aquaculture Service and Managing Director, Future Fish, Sri Lanka. Along with Dr. Krishna R. Salin (Associate Professor and Chair, Aquaculture Program, AIT, Thailand; President-elect of the World Aquaculture Society – Asia Pacific Chapter). Dr. Albert G.J. Tacon (Technical Director, Aquahana LLC, USA) and Dr. Romi Novriadi, S.Pd.Kim., M.Sc (Vice Chairman of Indonesia Aquaculture Society, Indonesia). Representing co-hosting partner university, Dr. Muhammad Hery Riyadi Alauddin (Politeknik Ahli Usaha Perikanan, Indonesia) addressed the gathering. The keynote speaker was Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf (former Director Administration & Coordination, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (Lahore, Pakistan).

Conference Co-Chairs

D. Rohana Subasinghe

Dr. Rohana Subasinghe

Honorary Life Member of the World Aquaculture Society
Past President of the World Aquaculture Society – Asia Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC).
Retired Chief of FAO Aquaculture Service
Co-founder and Director, FUTUREFISH Co. Ltd., UK.
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Dr. Albert G.j. Tacon

Technical Director,
Aquahana LLC,
USA.
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Dr. Krishna R. Salin

Associate Professor and Program Chair Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM),
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT),
Thailand.
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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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Participants from over 15 Countries

ICFA 2022 brought together over 75 participants from more than 15 countries around the world, including from:
The United States, United Kingdom, Spain, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, New Zealand, Japan, Bangladesh, Mexico, Thailand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria among the many nations represented. The Conference provided an opportunity for participants to share their valuable knowledge from various perspectives. This conference had the representation of almost every continent and region from across the world and provided a global platform to share views and ideas in the field of aquaculture and fisheries, as well as to network with international colleagues.

Special Features of ICFA 2022

Insightful Session with key officials from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

ICFA 2022 brought two key officials together from FAO (UN) Dr. Audun Lem (Deputy Director – Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy) and Dr. Nicole Franz (Fisheries Planning Analyst and Yvette Diei Ouadi – Fishery Industry Officer of FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department), to share their inspiring experiences and insights with our international audience.

Meet FAO Key Official

Dr.-Nicole-Franz

Dr. Nicole Franz

Fishery Industry Officer of FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Fisheries Planning Analyst and Yvette Diei Ouadi,
Title : "International Guidelines on Small-scale Fisheries"

Workshop on Academic Publications

This session on ““How to get your fisheries and aquaculture manuscript published in a well-adapted indexed journal” was moderated by Dr. Pierre Boudry (Senior Researcher, Director of Biogenouest, Project Manager at Département Ressources Biologiques et Environnement (RBE), Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Aquatic Living Resources, Associate Editor of the journal Aquaculture International), with the aim of providing support to the participants to optimise their chances of having their manuscripts published in well-adapted indexed journals. Guidelines and advises to write and submit a well-structured and focussed manuscript, with clear objectives and outcomes, were presented there. And Criteria for targeting a suitable journal and strategies to optimize the likelihood to have your manuscript published was also by this interactive workshop.

D. Rohana Subasinghe

Dr. Rohana Subasinghe

[ Moderator ]
Honorary Life Member of the World Aquaculture Society
Past President of the World Aquaculture Society – Asia Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC).
Retired Chief of FAO Aquaculture Service
Co-founder and Director, FUTUREFISH Co. Ltd., UK.

Dr. Jesper Clausen

[ Panelist ]
Director
Aqua Nutrition & Tech Support

Dr. Voodi Suryaprakash Rao

[ Panelist ]
President - Operations
Highland Agro
Alupur
India

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Bruce Glavovic

Professor
Massey University
New Zealand
"Navigating turbulent seas in the Anthropocene: Recalibrating coastal governance to address converging nexūs at the coast"
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Dr. Waldo G. Nuez-Ortín

Aquaculture Lead Scientist
Adisseo
Spain
"Functional Nutrition and Its Role in Promoting Sustainable Aquaculture"
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Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf

Dean(Retired)
Ex. Director Administration & Coordination(A & C)
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,
Lahore-Pakistan, Ravi Campus Pattoki
"Status of Fisheries in Pakistan:Challenges and Opportunities"
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Asst. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Guelich

Associate Professor
BUSEM Bangkok University School of Entrepreneurship and Management
Thailand
"Artisanal Entrepreneurship - Doing Good & Making Money"
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Prof. Upali S. Amarasinghe

Professor Emeritus
Department of Zoology & Environmental Management
University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
“Community-based management in the coastal fisheries of Sri Lanka”
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Prof. Dr Rokhmin Dahuri

Chairman
Indonesia Aquaculture Society
“The Application of Blue Economy and Industry 4.0 Technologies for A Profitable, Competitive, and Sustainable Small-Scale Aquaculture”
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Dr. Ir. Toni Ruchimat

Associate Professor
Jakarta Technical University of Fisheries
"Status and Challenge of Indonesian Inland Fisheries"


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Overall Best Presenter
Technical Sessions

ICFA 2022 comprised of Eighteen (18) Technical Sessions and One Poster Session. The Technical Sessions were under the below themes:

  • AQUACULTURE MANAGEMENT
  • AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES SCIENCE
  • SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE AND AQUATIC POLLUTION AND TOXICOLOGY
  • AQUATIC ANIMAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOINFORMATICS
  • MARINE SCIENCE AND MARINE BIOLOGY
  • INSTITUTIONAL ROLE IN AQUACULTURE
  • ARTISANAL FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
Session’s Best Presenters
Reviewing Committee of ICFA 2022
  • Rajendran Kooloth Valappil, Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), India
  • Babitha Rani, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India
  • Sujata Sahoo, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India
  • Yuzine Esa, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • S. Balasundari, Fisheries College and Research Institute, India
  • Prof. Dr. Rudy Agung Nugroho, Mulawarman University. Indonesia
  • Intan Faraha Bintin A.Ghani, Universiti Selangor, Malaysia
  • Dr Nurul Ulfah Karim, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Oyas Ahmed Asimi, Division of Fish Nutrition & Biochemistry, India
  • Mok Wen Jye, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Rumeaida Mat Piah, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Kasi Marimuthu, AIMST University, Malaysia
  • D.Chamari Dissanayake, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Dr Kumudu Radampola Gamage, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Leopold Fureder, Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck Technikerstr, Austria
  • Perumal Santhanam, Bharathidasan University, India
  • Chanagun Chitmanat, Maejo University, Thailand
  • Prof. Arnuparp Wankanapol, Maejo University, Thailand
  • I Nyoman Adiasmara Giri, Institute for Mariculture Research and Fisheries Extension
  • Gondol, Indonesia
  • Satendra Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru Agrucultural University, India
  • Rasidi, Ministry Marine and Fisheries Affair of Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Esti Handayani Hardi, Mulawarman University, Indonesia
  • Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pakistan
  • Duto Nugroho, CFR-Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia
  • Prof.Dr.Ulrike, BUSEM Faculty, Thailand
  • Prof.Dr.Suchart, BUSEM Faculty, Thailand
  • Dr. Michael Ayodele Omodara, Postharvest Engineering Research, Nigeria
  • E.D.N.S. Abeyrathne, Uva Wellassa University , Sri Lanka
  • Nurul Ulfah Karim, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, MALAYSIA
  • P.S. Asha, TRC of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Indonesia
  • Nuwan Liyanage, Uva Wellassa University , Sri Lanka
  • N. Felix, Director Directorate of Incubation and Vocational Training in Aquaculture, India
  • Sepalika Jayamanna, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
  • Rumeaida Mat Piah, University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Prof.Dr.Jongkon Promya, Maejo University, Thailand
  • P. Santhanam, Bharathidasan University, India
  • Hamda Azmat, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pakistan
  • Rudy Agung Nugroho, Mulawarman University, Indonesia
  • I Nyoman Adiasmara Giri, Institute for Mariculture Research and Fisheries Extension, Indonesia
  • Hatim, Center for Fisheries Research, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries / Agency for Research and Innovation, Indonesia
  • Bundit Yuangsoi, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  • Agbabiaka Lukman Adegoke, School of Agriculture & Agricultural Technology, Nigeria
  • Andy Shinn, INVE, Thailand
  • Romi Novriadi, Jakarta Technical University of Fisheries, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia
Our Official Partners

HOSTING PARTNER

South – South Aquaculture and Fisheries Cooperation (Ssafc)

Academic Partner

ADISSEO, Spain

Academic PARTNER

Catanduanes State University, Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies – India

Mulawarman University, Indonesia

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Mulawarman University, Indonesia

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Phetchaburi Rajabhat University, Thailand

Politeknik Ahli Usaha Perikanan

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Politeknik Ahli Usaha Perikanan

ACADEMIC PARTNER

The Faculty of Fisheries, Nong Lam University, Vietnam.

Research Center for Fishery, National Agency for Research and Innovation (BRIN)

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Research Center for Fishery, National Agency for Research and Innovation (BRIN), Indonesia

ACADEMIC PARTNER

School of Entrepreneurship and Management, Thailand

Bharathidasan University

ACADEMIC PARTNER

School of Marine Sciences, Bharathidasan University, India

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir

Politeknik-Ahli-Usaha-Perikanan

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia

Future fish

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Techna France Nutrition and Future Fish

ACADEMIC PARTNER

University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pakistan

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The International Institute of Knowledge Management (Tiikm)

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