The Success Story of the 8th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture (ICFA 2021)

The 8th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture (ICFA 2021) was held on 19th – 20th of August 2021 in Virtual Platform under the theme of “Managing Fisheries and Aquaculture Under New Normal Environment: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities”. The conference was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka in collaboration with The South – South Aquaculture and Fisheries Cooperation as the Hosting Partner, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand as the Strategic Partner, Center for Fisheries Research, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia, Mulawarman University, Indonesia, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, Nong Lam University, Vietnam, University of Jember, Indonesia and University of Lampung, Indonesia as the Academic Partners.

With over 75+ participants representing 20+ countries, ICFA 2021 welcomed Local and International Industry Experts, Researchers, Practitioners, International educational institutions, Organizations and Civil society to this great knowledge sharing platform. The Conference was chaired by Dr. Rohana Subasinghe, Former President of the World Aquaculture Society – Asia Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC), Dr. Krishna R. Salin, Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, Dr. Albert G.J. Tacon, Technical Director, Aquahana LLC, USA and Dr. Ravi Fotedar, Curtin University, Australia.

Inauguration Ceremony

The welcome address of ICFA 2021 was made by Mr. Isanka P Gamage, Co-Founder and Managing Director of The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM). The opening remarks were made by the Conference Co-Chairs Dr. Rohana Subasinghe, Former President of the World Aquaculture Society – Asia Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC) and Dr. Krishna R. Salin, Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

Dr. Taworn Thunjai, Deputy Director General-Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand and Prof. Dr. Ir. Mustofa Agung Sardjono, Vice rector for Academic Affairs, Mulawarman University, Indonesia has made the welcome speeches representing the Conference Partners.

ICFA Speakers
Resource Persons

DR. KRISHNA R. SALIN

[CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR]
Associate Professor and Program Chair Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

DR. RAVI FOTEDAR

[CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR]
BSc(H), MSc., M.Phil., PhD., MBA,
Curtin University,
Australia.

DR. ROHANA SUBASINGHE

[CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR]
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

[CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR & KEYNOTE SPEAKER]
Technical Director,
Aquahana LLC,
USA.

PROF. DR. IR. ROKHMIN DAHURI

[KEYNOTE SPEAKER]
Advisor to the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Research Institute, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) Indonesia.

PROF. ESTI HANDAYANI HARDI

[PLENARY SPEAKER]
Head of Doctoral Program Department (Environmental Science) Mulawarman University, Indonesia.

DR. BUNDIT YUANGSOI

[PLENARY SPEAKER]
Associate Professor, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

DR. YUDHA TRINOEGRAHA ADIPUTRA

[PLENARY SPEAKER]
University of Lampung Indonesia.

ASSOC. PROF. DR. NGUYEN NHU TRI

[PLENARY SPEAKER]
Nong Lam University, Vietnam.

Dr. Romi Novriadi, S.Pd.Kim., M.Sc

DR. ROMI NOVRIADI

[PLENARY SPEAKER]
Director of World Aquaculture Society – Asian Pacific Chapter, Vice President of Indonesia Aquaculture Society.

Participants From More Than 20+ Countries

ICFA 2021 consisted of over 75+ Participants from 20+ Countries around the world, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, IndiaNigeria, Portugal, Peru, Philippines, Japan, Italy, Singapore, Netherlands and South Africa. The Conference provided an opportunity for delegates to share their valuable knowledge and experience in the field of Aquaculture from various perspectives.

Overall Best Presenter
Technical Sessions

ICFA 2021 comprised of Twelve (12) Technical Sessions. The Technical Sessions were under the below themes:

  • REBUILDING SMALL SCALE FISHERIES
  • IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
  • CHANGES IN FISH FOOD SYSTEM – FISH FEEDS AND FEEDING
  • MANAGING AQUACULTURE WHILE KEEPING SAFE
  • ROLE OF GOVERNMENT AND ORGANIZATIONS IN AQUACULTURE
  • PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TO AVOID NEGATIVE EFFECTS
Session’s Best Presenters
Our Official Partners

HOSTING PARTNER

South – South Aquaculture and Fisheries Cooperation (Ssafc)

MAIN SPONSOR

Thermo Fisher Scientific

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Center for Fisheries Research, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Mulawarman University, Indonesia

ACADEMIC PARTNER

University of Jember, Indonesia .

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

ACADEMIC PARTNER

The Faculty of Fisheries, Nong Lam University, Vietnam.

ACADEMIC PARTNER

University of Lampung, Indonesia.

ORGANIZED BY

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (Tiikm)

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