Policies for aquaculture development and management are not harmonized globally. Different countries, based on their political will and the importance attached to aquaculture, policies differ. Some countries prioritize aquaculture national food and nutrition security, employment, and smallholder income, while some countries prioritize aquaculture as an export commodity and foreign exchange revenue. Some countries have equal impetus to both. Whatever the overarching goal and objective of aquaculture in a national economy, efficient development and management is imperative to achieve that goal and objective. Providing a conducive policy environment, encompassing all relevant and necessary aspects, is therefore vital to national development.

TIIKM will engage several key global figures into a dialogue, to discuss major issues, challenges and opportunities for creating conducive national policy environments which governs efficient and sustainable development sand management of aquaculture.

Session Moderator

Dr. Rohana Subasinghe
Former Chief of the Aquaculture Branch-FAO, Honorary Life Member of the World Aquaculture Society, Former President of the World Aquaculture Society – Asia Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC)


Mr.Nutthapong Wannapat
Inland Aquaculture Expert,
Inland Aquaculture Research and Development Division,


Dr. Agbabiaka Lukman Adegoke
National President of Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), Regional Vice President, Non-State actors for ECOWAS and Mauritanian on Fisheries and Aquaculture


Dr. Ir. Pamuji Lestari
Expert Staff of The Minister for Marine Ecology and Resources,
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia


Dr.Yugraj Singh Yadava
Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organisation,


Mr. Dhammika Ranatunga
Director General (Technical),
Ministry of Fisheries,
Sri Lanka


Mr. Xinhua Yuan, PhD
Senior Aquaculture Officer, Team Leader, Aquaculture Technology and Production Team (NFIAT), Fisheries and Aquaculture Division (NFI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy

Story Telling Session

“Research Activities as the Main Priority to be a Young Professor: A New Fashion and Life Style of Lecturer”

  • The Youngest Professor in Mulawarman University, 2019
  • Outstanding Lecturer (The best) at the Mulawarman University, 2018
  • The Best Researcher of Mulawarman University, 2017
  • The Best Presenters at The Seminar on The Results of The Stranas and PPT Applied Research Program. Director Of Research and Community Service of The Research and Technology Department of Higher Education, 2018
  • The Best Presenters at Seminars Resulting from Applied Research Programs (Bersing Grants, Biomedics, Mp3ei, National Strategy, National Health Center, Rapid and Science and Technology)
  • Director Of Research and Community Service of The Research and Technology Department of Higher Education. 2017
Resource Person

Professor. Esti Handayani Hardi
Head of Doctoral Program Department (Environmental Science)
Mulawarman University,

Publication Workshop

Workshop Title :Publishing your research in the journal Ocean & Coastal Management


Prof. Bruce Glavovic is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Ocean & Coastal Management, the leading academic journal on ocean and coastal management and governance. He is Senior Editor for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science, Associate Editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia on Natural Hazard Governance, and on the Editorial Boards of Resources: Natural Resources and Management, Journal of Extreme Events, Anthropocene Coasts, and the Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers, authored over 100 consulting reports and government publications, and co-edited five books. He has been a member of many expert committees, advisory groups, review panels and conference organising / steering committees on matters relating to coastal management, natural hazards and climate change, including recently Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of Future Earth Coasts. He has been a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPPC’s Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate and Lead Author of IPCC’s 6th Working Group II Assessment Report. He has presented over 20 keynote or plenary conference addresses.

Resource Person

Prof. Bruce Glavovic
Massey University,
New Zealand.

The use of point of care diagnostics in shrimp disease surveillance

Point of care diagnostics (POCDs) are tests that are designed to be used on site to provide rapid results without the need for dedicated laboratory facilities. They can facilitate decision-making on the health status of animals without the delays associated with conventional laboratory testing. POCDs can be used in investigation of disease outbreaks; in passive and active health surveillance for pathogen screening; as an early warning system to prevent disease outbreaks; and, in certification for animal movements.

In this talk will look at the considerations surrounding the use of POCDs in the surveillance of three key shrimp diseases in Thailand.


Andy Shinn is passionate about aquatic animal health – especially parasites and methods for their rapid, confident identification and detection; their taxonomy; their management and control in aquaculture systems through the use and development of an array of chemical and non-chemical regimes; and, their impacts on their hosts. Andy has over 30 years’ experience in aquatic parasitology and aquatic animal health, the last seven years of which have been spent in Thailand working for Benchmark in Fish Vet Group and in INVE Thailand. Andy’s day to day role is in veterinary diagnostics, disease challenge trials and in aquatic animal health R&D.

Andy has a PhD in Veterinary Aquaculture (Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling, Scotland and the Natural History Museum, London). He was the former head of Aquatic Parasitology at Stirling before joining Benchmark. Andy is an Adjunct Professorial Research Fellow (Nov 2018) in the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, James Cook University Australia. He is the co-founder and Overseas Director of the Fish Museum & Biodiversity Center, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

He is also affiliated to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Terrestrial Invertebrate Red List Authority team as a platyhelminth expert; an invited member of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) – Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health; and, a Disease Editor for the academic journal Aquaculture (Elsevier). He has co-authored over 150 international peer-reviewed scientific articles and loves to talk about parasites and aquatic disease!

Resource Person

Prof. Andy Shinn
Senior Technical Support Manager (Disease Management),
INVE Aquaculture,