The Success Story of the 5th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture (ICFA 2018)

The 5th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 – (ICFA 2018) was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka in collaboration with Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh as the Hosting Partners while Curtin University, Australia and Tra Vinh University, Vietnam became the Academic Partners of the Conference. Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Sri Lanka was the supporting Ministry whereas National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA), AquaEx India 2018 and Sri Lanka Convention Bureau were the successful strategic partners of the Conference.

Inauguration Ceremony

The Conference was held on 23rd – 24th August 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ICFA 2018 was organized under the theme Facing the Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Challenges” and was chaired by Professor S. C. Jayamanne, Uwa Wellassa University, Sri Lanka.
The opening remarks of ICFA 2018 were made by Conference Chair Professor S. C. Jayamanne, Uwa Wellassa University, Sri Lanka together with Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge Management).

Keynote Forum

Keynote forum was one of the most significant moments during the Conference and it was enlightened by the Keynote speech by Dr. Albert G.J. Tacon Ph.D. (Technical Director – Aquatic Farms Ltd, USA)”. The guest speech was delivered by Dr.Rohana Subasinghe (Ph.D.) (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)”. Plenary Speeches were done by Prof. Deepthi Wickramasinghe (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka) and Prof. Dr. K. Marimuthu (Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, and AIMST University, Malaysia).

 
Resource Persons

PROFESSOR S. C. JAYAMANNE

[SCIENTIFIC & PROGRAMME CHAIR]
Uwa WellassaUniversity,
Sri Lanka

DR. ROHANA SUBASINGHE

[GUEST SPEAKER]
Honorary Life Member of the World Aquaculture Society, Former President of the World Aquaculture Society – Asia Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC).

DR. ALBERT G.J. TACON

[CHIEF GUEST & KEYNOTE SPEAKER]
Technical Director,
Aquahana LLC,
USA.

Plenary Speakers

PROF. P.R.T. CUMARANATUNGA

Session – Technology advancement in Aquaculture
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Faculty of fisheries and marine science and Technology
University of Ruhuna

Dr.-K.-MARIMUTHU

PROF. DR. K. MARIMUTHU

Session – Fish biology: Immunology, Physiology and Pathology
Department of Biotechnology,
Faculty of Applied Sciences
AIMST University,
Malaysia

PROF. DEEPTHI WICKRAMASINGHE

Session – Climate change and Aquatic Biodiversity
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka

Participants

ICFA 2018 provided great platform for researchers, academia, the industry professionals, government officials and other professional bodies from across the globe to share their research findings with one another and to discuss their ideas in relation to the field Public Health. The conference provided a refreshing experience for all, especially for the young researchers who had the opportunity to share their research findings on an international platform. The conference was enlightened by international researchers representing following Nations.

Special Features of the Conference

Shrimp Industry Dialogue – “Feeds, Feeding and Feed Management”
Workshop on “aquafeed Industry in Sri Lanka; Past, Present and Future ”

Session Chairs
  • J.D.M. Senevirathna (Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka)
  • Bimal Chandra Mal (JIS University, India)
  • J.D.M. Senevirathna (Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka)
  • J.A. Athula (Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka)
  • G.G.N. Thushari (Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka)
  • Prof. S. Kalaivani Priyadarshini (Lady Doak College, India)
  • G.G.N. Thushari (Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka)
  • S.S. Herath (University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka)
Technical Sessions

The Conference comprised of ten (10) technical sessions including a poster session where researchers presented their research findings. The technical sessions are as follow.

  • Aquaculture Economics, Aquaculture Engineering, Climate Change and Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Aquaculture Development
  • Pollution and Waste Management in Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Biotechnology, Genetics and Environmental Impacts On
  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries Management
  • Biology, Immunology and Physiology Of Aquatic Organism Aquaculture Nutrition
  • Diseases in Aquaculture And Aquatic Health Management

 

Evaluation Panel Members
  • Deepthi Wickramasinghe (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • Sepalika C. Jayamanne (Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka)
  • Albert G.J. Tacon (Aquatic Farms Ltd, USA)
  • Dr. K. Marimuthu (AIMST University Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Gayani Galhena (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • W.M.D.N. Wijeyaratne (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)
  • Dilrukshi de Silva (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • D.C.T. Dissanayake (University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sri Lanka)
  • M.D.M.D.W.M.M.K. Yatawara (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)
Our Official Partners

CO-HOSTING PARTNER

Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia

CO-HOSTING PARTNER

Uva Wellassa University
Sri Lanka

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Bangladesh Agricultural University

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Tra Vinh University,
Vietnam

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Curtin University,
Australia

MEDIA PARTNER

EIN Presswire

STRATEGIC PARTNER

AquaEx India 2018

STRATEGIC PARTNER

National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA)

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Sri Lanka Convention Bureau

SUPPORTING MINISTRY

Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Sri Lanka

OFFICIAL AIRLINE PARTNER

SriLankan Airlines

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