The Success Story of the 6th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture (ICFA 2019)

The 6th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture 2019, was held on 22nd – 23rd August 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand under the theme “Sustainable Aquaculture: Nutritional Security and Exports”. The conference was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and  University Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia as the Co-hosting partners while Curtin University, Malaysia,  Maejo University, Thailand, University of Baltistan Skardu, Pakistan, Bihar Animal Sciences University (BASU), India and Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka., as academic partners, and the Department of Fisheries (DoF), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand as the supportive ministry for this year’s conference. ICFA 2019 welcomed all the key personnel and delegates in the discipline of fisheries and aquaculture.

Inauguration Ceremony

The opening remarks of ICFA 2019 were made by the Conference Chair Dr. Ravi Fotedar (Curtin University, Australia) together with Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge Management). Mrs. Chuanpid Chantarawathit, Expert in Fisheries Foreign Affairs Division, Department of Fisheries (DoF), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand delivered the key speech on behalf of the chief guest Dr. Adisorn Promthep (Director-General of Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand).

Keynote Forum
The Keynote forum was one of the significant sessions of the Conference and it was enlightened by Dr.Krishna R. Salin (Associate Professor and Program Chair, Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand) on the topic “Eco-Friendly and Energy-Efficient Coastal Aquaculture Development in Asia”.  Dr. Yuan Derun (Senior Programme Officer, Sustainable Farming System, Programme, Education and Training Programme, Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA), Thailand) also delivered the keynote speech titled “Aquaculture: The Growth Limitation and Untapped Opportunities”. Next in line was Dr. Ravi Fotedar (Curtin University, Australia) who delivered the speech on “Do Advances in Aquaculture Nutrition Contributes to Aquaculture Sustainability?”.
Conference Hosting & Academic Partners Appreciation

In valuing the significant contribution to the ICFA 2019 conference both Co-hosting as well as academic partner Universities were recognized during the conference. The appreciation awards were presented to the following accordingly:

  • School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and University Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia as Co-Hosting partners,
  • Curtin University, Malaysia,Maejo University, Thailand, University of Baltistan Skardu, Pakistan, Bihar Animal Sciences University (BASU), India , Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka, as academic partners,
  • Department of Fisheries (DoF), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand as the supportive ministry

Special Issue: Aquaculture and Fisheries including papers from ICFA 2019 is now published with SCOPUS indexed “Aquaculture” Journal.

Guest Editor: Dr. Ravi Fotedar, Curtin Universirty, Australia

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Resource Persons

DR. RAVI FOTEDAR

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

DR. KRISHNA R. SALIN

[KEYNOTE SPEAKER]
Keynote title: “Eco-Friendly and Energy-Efficient Coastal Aquaculture Development in Asia”
Associate Professor and Program Chair Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

DR. YUAN DERUN

[KEYNOTE SPEAKER]
Keynote title : “Aquaculture: the growth limitation and untapped opportunities”
Honorary Life Member of the World Aquaculture Society, Former President of the World Aquaculture Society – Asia Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC).

Chief Guest

DR. ADISORN PROMTHEP

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

Conference Advisers

DR. ROHANA SUBASINGHE

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

Technical Director,
Aquahana LLC,
USA.

Plenary Speakers

DR JANET HOWIESON

Speech title: “Post-Harvest Research/Industry Partnerships to Improve Seafood Marketability”
Curtin University,
Australia

DR. DILIP KUMAR

Speech title: “Aquaculture Development – Increasing role of Entrepreneurs”
Aquaculture, Fisheries and Rural Development Adviser
Bihar Animal Sciences University (BASU)
India

Participants From More Than 14+ Countries

ICFA 2019 consisted of over 50 participants from 14 countries around the world, including Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Bangladesh, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Oman, Philippines, Egypt, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia. ICFA 2019 created a platform for academicians, researchers, students, industry experts, policymakers, professionals and enthusiastic attendees to share their diverse experiences, discuss, argue and ultimately to find solutions to the issues related to fisheries and aquaculture.

Session Chairs
  • Dr. Rungkarn Suebsing, Integrative Aquaculture Biotechnology Research Group, Thailand
  • Dr Sanjay Gupta ICAR- Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, India
  • Dr. Rudy Agung Nugroho, Mulawarman University, Indonesia
  • Dr. Sukham Munilkumar, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India
  • Dr. Nurul Ulfah Karim, Univerisiti Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Prof. Md. Shahjahan, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Satendra Kumar, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India
 
Technical Sessions

ICFA 2019 comprised of Nine (09) technical sessions including a poster session. The technical sessions were under the below themes.

  • Aquatic Resource And Environment Management
  • Ecology, Environmental Impacts Of Aquaculture, Climate Change, Ornamental Species, And Aquaculture Development
  • Feeding And Nutrition
  • Aquatic Health Management, Immunity And Diseases
  • Fish Biology And Ecotoxicology
  • Socio-Economics, Policy, And Governance
  • Post-Harvest, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, And Supply Chain
  • Molecular biology And Genetics
Evaluation Panel Members
  • Ravi Fotedar, Curtin University, Australia
  • Robert Morgan, Curtin University, Australia
  • Rowan Kleindienst, Curtin University, Australia
  • Janet Howieson, Curtin University, Australia
  • S.C. Jayamanna, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
  • Dilip Kumar, Bihar Animal Sciences University (BASU), India
  • Dr. K. Marimuthu, AIMST University, Malaysia
 
Our Official Partners

CO - HOSTING PARTNER

Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia

CO - HOSTING PARTNER

School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand

SUPPORTING DEPARTMENT

Supporting Department Department of Fisheries (DoF) Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives Thailand

University-of-Baltistan-Skardu

ACADEMIC PARTNER

University of Baltistan Skardu, Pakistan

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Bihar Animal Sciences University (BASU), India

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Uva Wellassa University,
Sri Lanka

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Curtin University,
Malaysia

ACADEMIC PARTNER

The Faculty of Fisheries Technology and Aquatic Resources, Maejo University, Thailand

MEDIA PARTNER

Aquaculture Directory

MEDIA PARTNER

Institute for International Co-Operation e.v (INICOP)

MEDIA PARTNER

Globeenjoy

MEDIA PARTNER

The International Institute of Knowledge Management

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