Workshop on Important statistical methods used in research using SPSS

This workshop aims to assist in the development of the skills needed to write and submit scientific manuscripts with the ultimate goal to improve the dissemination of research and enhance knowledge sharing. The workshop will provide the participants with insight and training in the processes required to successfully publish a scientific article.

Why you should attend?

  • To learn the principles of biostatistics to researches who are in need of statistical application and data analysis.
  • To learn the basic concepts of statistics and advanced statistical methods used in Agriculture and Aquaculture research.
  • To improve the participant’s ability to understand and use appropriate statistical tests and analyze the data.

Who should attend?

  • Aquaculture, Fisheries and Agriculture Researchers
  • Postgraduate students and research scholars and
  • Faculty members engaged in research activities.

Date : 23rd August 2019

From : 9.40 A.M. – 11.40 A.M.

Workshop - ICaFA 2019 /Agrico 2019

Department of Biotechnology,
Faculty of Applied Sciences AIMST University


Limited seats available

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Workshop on Seafood Cold Chain Management and Quality Monitoring

Cold chain management has become more and more important in national and international supply chain management strategies in Fisheries and Aquaculture. Implementation of innovative technologies and methods to monitor quality and safety parameters from production to consumption is of vital importance. This workshop gives you the opportunity to learn the latest technology in seafood cold chain management.


Presentations on the overall status and current best practice technologies for seafood cold chain management (frozen and chilled). This will include Australian case study examples.

Demonstration of supply chain monitoring techniques including temperature logging techniques to monitor the cool chain from harvest to end-user/consumer, and quality monitoring using quality index measurements (potentially including fish and/or prawn examples of impact of temperature abuse etc).

Summary and opportunity for feedback and discussion of shared experiences/techniques.

Dr. Janet Howieson

Dr. Rowan Kleindienst

Dr. Janet Howieson,
Curtin University,

Rowan Kleindienst

Dr. Rowan Kleindienst

Dr Rowan Kleindienst,
Curtin University,

Date : 22nd August 2019

From : 13.00 – 15.00

Workshop on Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) in Aquaculture

Insect protein is a sustainable alternative to fishmeal that is rapidly gaining traction around the world. This workshop will cover the basics of how Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) is raised at a commercial scale, as well as how best to use BSFL products such as protein meals and oil.

Why you should attend?

  • In the first part of the workshop you will learn the basic elements to BSFL production at a commercial scale. This includes larvae feed options, breeding, and product processing.
  • You will review case studies of BSFL applications and will explore ways the system could be integrated into new or existing research projects or businesses.
  • Cover key Issues regarding insect protein in Southeast Asia, such as safety, regulatory concerns, growth projections and sustainability.
  • You will gain a thorough understanding of the nutritional qualities of BSFL meal and oil as a fishmeal replacement, and explore ways use it in cost effective ways.
  • You will receive an overview recent academic papers on BSFL protein use and will be introduced to a network of researchers and industry groups pursuing BSFL research.
  • Participants will finish the workshop with a thorough understanding of the production and use of this revolutionary new ingredient.

Nick Piggott
CEO of Nutrition Technologies

On 22nd August 2019
From 13.00 –1 5.00

Workshop on

Water Quality Bioremediation: An Innovative Approach

Water Cleanser is a unique product consisting of high surface area and network of capillaries. It has an ability to house a desired combination of beneficial microbes involved in cleaning of water. The Cleanser provides ideal environment and nutrient mix for these microbes to thrive and be very effective. There is ample anecdotal and scientific research showing that the Cleanser can remove nitrogen metabolites and phosphates from aquatic medium. The Cleanser also has an ability to alter and manage Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus ratios in water and thus can be an effective tool in killing cyanobacteria. Due to these properties, the Cleanser can be used to remediate water quality in aquaculture setting and both lotic and lentic bodies of water. The Cleanser is available in any shape and mass.


Background information on the development of the product and its characteristics. Its uses in various aquatic environments and IP on the product.

 Video clips on the usage of the product

 Current research and the research outcomes involving product. Display of the various product forms and types.

 Open discussion and question and answers. Future plans of the usage of the product in the aquatic environment. Future research. Poster display.

The Marine Easy Clean Pty Ltd (MEC) is an Australian company that has developed a unique technology and product range, for the natural remediation of water bodies.The Water Cleanser was created by MEC in June 2009 by Robert Morgan in Denham, Sharks Bay on the central coast of Western Australia. In 2011 Robert won the Best Commercial Inventor Award and was a Grand Finalist for WA Innovator of the Year. He continues to be recognized by different industry groups for his innovative invention.

Date: 22nd August 2019

Time: 13.00 – 15.00

Resource Person

Robert Peter Morgan
The Marine Easy Clean Pty Ltd (MEC)

Panel Discussion on

“Water Scarcity and Sustainable Aquaculture”

Water scarcity is the greatest challenge of our time. The scarcity of availability and access to water has led to the development of innovative, integrated aquaculture-agriculture systems that make the best and most complete use of precious water resources. Water should not be wasted. Moreover, integrating different systems to produce multiple products with the same water increases efficiency.

There are many ways to combine aquaculture and agriculture, but commonly farmers use closed systems to maximize their use of water resources. Developing recirculating freshwater system could reduce the reliance of too much of water. Plus, integrated farming system, where crops and fish can use same body of water can be recirculated between them. Often, vegetables are irrigated with the same water used to raise the fish. The added bonus is that the water is fertilized from the fish waste, becoming rich in organic nutrients, and this ‘fertilized’ water increases plant production and decreases the need for additional fertilizers. Aquaponics will also integrate aquaculture with hydroponics, the soilless cultivation of plants.

This panel discussion is open to all conference participants and will provide the opportunity to have your questions and doubts cleared and share your ideas during the Q & A session.

On 22nd August 2019

From 4.30 p.m – 6.30 p.m

Who should attend?

  • Aquaculture researchers, Marine Biologists, Researchers, Academicians, Industry experts, Students, Government Officials
  • Horticulturalists, Farmers of Open and Protected Fields, Policy Makers, Agricultural Engineers, Industry Experts, Stakeholders, Agronomists and all other enthusiastic Participants

Why you should attend?

  • To exchange knowledge and experiences on common issues
  • Opportunity to learn from resource persons enhanced ways of producing more seafood while simultaneously using less of the scare water resources.
  • To ensure smart use of water, newest technologies and best management practices for integrated agriculture-aquaculture farming systems
  • To diversify the production and marketing risks while minimizing the production inputs


Ravi Fotedar



Prof. Samih Abubaker





Workshop - ICaFA 2019 /Agrico 2019





Workshop - ICaFA 2019 /Agrico 2019

Dr. Moin Us Salam