History - Fisheries and Aquaculture confernce 2018

ICFA 2018

Scientific and Programme Chair

Fisheries and Aquaculture conference

Professor S. C. Jayamanne,
Uwa WellassaUniversity,
Sri Lanka

Prof. (Ms.) Jayamanne is graduated from University of Sri Jayawardenepura in 1979 with a special Degree in Biology offering Fisheries as a special subject. She has also earned her MPhil degree in the field of Fisheries from University of Sri Jayawardenepura in 1991 for which she won a merit award from the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka.

The Success Story of 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.

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Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference Official Group Photograph 2018

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).

Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker

Fisheries and Aquaculture conference

Albert G.J. Tacon Ph.D
Technical Director – Aquatic Farms Ltd
USA

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).

Guest Speaker

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Rohana Subasinghe (PhD)
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 Speaker

Session Technology advancement in
Aquaculture

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Prof. P.R.T. Cumaranatunga
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Faculty of fisheries and marine science and Technology
University of Ruhuna

Plenary Speaker

Session – Fish biology: Immunology, Physiology and Pathology


Prof. Dr. K. MARIMUTHU
Department of Biotechnology,
Faculty of Applied Sciences
AIMST University, Malaysia

Plenary Speaker

Session – Climate change and
Aquatic Biodiversity

Aquaculture conferenceProf. Deepthi Wickramasinghe
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka

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).

Special Features of the Conference

SHRIMP INDUSTRY DIALOGUE – “Feeds, Feeding and Feed Management”

Shrimp Industry Dialogue was one of the rare opportunities to share experiences and issues with one of the world leaders in aqua feeds, Dr. Albert Tacon. During the session, Dr. Tacon made an interesting presentation on the “Global status of the feeds, feeding and feed management in the shrimp industry”. The forum was open for questions from the shrimp industry personnel, mainly focusing the feeds, feeding and feed management.

 

Workshop on “Aquafeed Industry in Sri Lanka; Past, Present and Future ”

A workshop to discuss the aquafeeds industry in Sri Lanka was arranged on the 25th August, following the conclusion of the ICFA 2018. Dr. Albert Tacon was the key person leading the discussions during the workshop. This was a valuable opportunity to address “Aquafeed Industry in Sri Lanka; Past, Present, and Future”. The workshop was an open forum for dialogue and discussion between the private sector, state officials, academia and other interested parties to discuss on the past, review the present and propose the future of the national shrimp industry in Sri Lanka. The workshop aimed to bring about a consensus build vision on the future of the aquafeeds industry in 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

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.

Session Chairs and Evaluation Panel members of ICFA 2018

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)

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)

Scientific Committee

  • S.C. Jayamanne, Uwa Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
  • E.D.N.S. Abeyrathne, Uwa Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
  • N.P.P. Liyanage, Uwa Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
  • J.A. Athula, Uwa Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
  • G.G.N. Thushari, Uwa Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
  • Mok Wen Jye, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Prof. Dr. Yuzine Esa, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Nurul Ulfah Karim, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pakistan
  • Ken Overturf, Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, USA
  • P. SANTHANAM, BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY, India
  • Ahmed H. Alharbi, Life science and Environment Research Institute, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Rumeaida Mat Piah, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
  • P.S. Asha, TRC of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, (ICAR-CMFRI), India
  • Prof. PHAN THỊ VÂN, Director, Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1 (RIA1), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development (MARD), Vietnam
  • Ivan Koh Chong Chu, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (FISHA), Malaysia
  • Rajendran K. V,Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India
  • N.Felix,Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, India
  • S. Balasundari, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, India
  • Babitha Rani, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India
  • Kiran Dube, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India
  • Sumanth Kumar Kunda,Acharya Nagarjuna University, India
  • B. B. Nayak, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India
  • Paramita Banerjee Sawant, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India
  • K. Marimuthu,AIMST University, Malaysia
  • Dr. Narottam Prasad Sahu, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India

Publication – Aquaculture Conference

All accepted abstracts for 5th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 will be published in the conference abstract book with an associated ISBN (978-955-3605-06-1). All full papers will be reviewed through a double-blind reviewing process and published electronically with an ISSN (2386 – 1282) in the proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).

We will submit the proceedings to be indexed in the Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS and Google Scholar

  • Submitting for all major indexing
  • Double-blind peer reviewing
  • International scientific commitee
  • ISSN and ISBN
  • Free online publication
  • Digital preservation
  • Opportunity to publish with well-reputed journals
  • Easy guidance and year-round support center

Sri Lanka Journal of Aquatic Sciences – Special Issue

Aquaculture conference journalThomson and Reuters Indexed Journal
Official journal of the Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

ISSN 1391 – 2038
Editor-in-Chief Professor : U. S. Amarasinghe- University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Indexed in FAO Aquatic Sciences; Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) and Thomson and Reuters Journals Published for The Sri Lankan Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (SLAFAR).

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Journal of Survey in Fisheries Sciences

 

 

ISSN: 2368-7487

Editor in chief: Dr. Zeliha Selamoglu

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Book of Abstracts – ICFA 2018

 

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Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference Organizers & Partners

Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia


Uva Wellassa University
Sri Lanka

Bangladesh Agricultural University

Tra Vinh University, Vietnam

Curtin University, Australia

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Strategic Partners

AquaEx India 2018


National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA)


Sri Lanka Convention Bureau

Supporting Ministry

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Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Sri Lanka

Official Airline Partner

SriLankan Airlines
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