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2nd Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries, will be organized around the theme “ Harvest Future Sustainable Aquaculture”

Aquaculture Summit 2016 is comprised of 14 tracks and 122 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Aquaculture Summit 2016.

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The Inheritance of desirable traits in Aquaculture & Fisheries has been the evolution of selective breeding for thousands of years. However, the understanding of genetics, which is the biological basis of heredity and variation among organisms, has deepened dramatically in the last several decades. This new knowledge expands the potential applications of genetics and breeding technologies in aquaculture practices. The scientists of the Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology use a combination of selective breeding and genetic research. Goal is to help revitalize the economic value of Aquaculture around the globe, and to improve the aquaculture industry meet humanity's growing appetite for seafood.  The focus of Aqua professionals is to provide genetically superior brood stock to industry. Initial efforts emphasized development of disease-tolerant strains of different species, whose population is more in our advanced environmental conditions.  

  • Track 1-1The genetic structure of fish
  • Track 1-2Genetic effects of captive breeding
  • Track 1-3Quantitative genetics in fish breeding
  • Track 1-4The importance of selective breeding in aquaculture
  • Track 1-5Genetic improvement for disease resistance
  • Track 1-6DNA technologies and their applications in aquaculture genetics
  • Track 1-7Genetic improvement of cold‐water fish species
  • Track 1-8Genetic effects of cultured fish on natural fish populations
  • Track 1-9Genetic manipulations in aquaculture
  • Track 1-10Application of breeding

Aquaculture engineering is well known of agricultural engineering that studies cultured aquatic species and the production systems used in their culture. Study, research and development in this area ranges from low intensity man-made pond systems to highly intensive recirculation systems involving natural lakes. Aquaculture Waste management is One of the concerns with inshore aquaculture is that discarded nutrients and feces can settle below the farm on the seafloor and damage the benthic ecosystem. According to its proponents, the wastes from aquaculture that has been moved offshore tend to be swept away from the site and diluted. Moving aquaculture offshore also provides more space where aquaculture production can expand to meet the increasing demands for fish.

  • Track 2-1Ecological engineering in aquaculture
  • Track 2-2The environmental impact of aquaculture
  • Track 2-3Effects of pollution on coastal aquaculture
  • Track 2-4The design of living technologies for waste treatment
  • Track 2-5Effect of industrial wastewaters on aquaculture
  • Track 2-6Effect of PH on aquaculture
  • Track 2-7Recycling organic wastes into fish

Sustainable aquaculture is a dynamic concept and the sustainability of an aquaculture system will vary with species, location, societal norms and the state of knowledge and technology. Several certification programs have made progress in defining key characteristics of sustainable aquaculture. Global warming and Aquaculture are interrelated processes, both of which take place on a global scale. Global warming affects Aquaculture in a number of ways, including through changes in average temperatures, rainfall, and climate extremes (e.g., heat waves); changes in pests and diseases; changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide and ground-level ozone concentrations; changes in the nutritional quality of sea foods; and changes in marine and fresh water aquaculture.

  • Track 3-1Sustainable land-based aquaculture
  • Track 3-2Climate Change Adaptation in Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Track 3-3The Effects of Climate Change on Aquaculture
  • Track 3-4Multi-crop Farming of aquaculture
  • Track 3-5Green House Farming of aquaculture
  • Track 3-6Organic Farming of aquaculture
  • Track 3-7Social and community sustainability of aquaculture
  • Track 3-8Economic sustainability of aquaculture
  • Track 3-9Environmental sustainability of aquaculture
  • Track 3-10Breeding programs for sustainable aquaculture
  • Track 3-11Sustainable aquaculture in ponds
  • Track 3-12Global fish production and climate change

Fishing Equipment’s varies in sophistication depending on the size of the vessel and the technology used. Generally, on-board equipment can be categorized into three categories: related to the wheelhouse, to the fishing environment and to handling. Depending on the advanced technology and the aquaculture scope, similarly the fishing equipment is also now in deep advanced stage.  

  • Track 4-1Fishing technologies and advanced equipments of fishing
  • Track 4-2Robotic equipments for aquaculture
  • Track 4-3Advanced aquarium equipments
  • Track 4-4Side Channel Blowers
  • Track 4-5Aerator Accessories, Portable Aeration, Solar Aerator
  • Track 4-6Depuration Equipment of shellfish
  • Track 4-7Live Display Systems

Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans. Seafood prominently includes fish and shellfish. Shellfish include various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. Historically, sea mammals such as whales and dolphins have been consumed as food, though that happens to a lesser extent in modern times. Edible sea plants, such as some seaweeds and microalgae, are widely eaten as seafood around the world, especially in Asia (see the category of sea vegetables). In North America, although not generally in the United Kingdom, the term "seafood" is extended to fresh water organisms eaten by humans, so all edible aquatic life may be referred to as seafood. For the sake of completeness, this article includes all edible aquatic life. The harvesting of wild seafood is usually known as fishing or hunting, and the cultivation and farming of seafood is known as aquaculture, or fish farming in the case of fish. Seafood is often distinguished from meat, although it is still animal and is excluded in a strict vegetarian diet. Seafood is an important source of protein in many diets around the world, especially in coastal areas 

  • Track 5-1Food Safety Audits
  • Track 5-2Farmed Seafood & sea food package
  • Track 5-3Best Aquaculture Practices Standards for Certification
  • Track 5-4Sea food safety and health
  • Track 5-5Fisheries and aquaculture certification
  • Track 5-6Aquaculture Standard
  • Track 5-7Private standards and certification in fisheries and aquaculture
  • Track 5-8Certification of Food Safety
  • Track 5-9Auditing and Certification - Food Services
  • Track 5-10Auditing and Inspection
  • Track 5-11Implications of international trade standards of aquaculture

Edible seaweed is algae that can be eaten and used in the preparation of food. It typically contains high amounts of fiber and they contain a complete protein. They may belong to one of several groups of multicellular algae: the red algae, green algae, and brown algae. Seaweeds are also harvested or cultivated for the extraction of alginate, agar and carrageenan, gelatinous substances collectively known as hydrocolloids or phycocolloids. Hydrocolloids have attained commercial significance, especially in food production as food additives. The food industry exploits the gelling, water-retention, emulsifying and other physical properties of these hydrocolloids. Most edible seaweeds are marine algae whereas most freshwater algae are toxic. Some marine algae contain acids that irritate the digestion canal, while some others can have a laxative and electrolyte-balancing effect. 

  • Track 6-1Seaweed Aquaculture
  • Track 6-2Aquaculture Nutrition
  • Track 6-3Utilization of Transgenic Fish in Developing Countries
  • Track 6-4Utilization of sludge from recirculation aquaculture v
  • Track 6-5Land and water aquaculture resources
  • Track 6-6Utilization and Potential Applications of aquaculture
  • Track 6-7Potential Application of Prebiotics in Aquaculture
  • Track 6-8Seaweed algae
  • Track 6-9Seaweed algae detox
  • Track 6-10Algae aquaculture feed
  • Track 6-11Role of algae in aquaculture
  • Track 6-12Seaweed cultivation
  • Track 6-13The use of algae in feed products – AQUACULTURE
  • Track 6-14Probiotics and Prebiotics of aquaculture

Brackish water or briny water is water that has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater. It may result from mixing of seawater with fresh water, as in estuaries, or it may occur in brackish fossil aquifers. The word comes from the Middle Dutch root "brak". Certain human activities can produce brackish water, in particular certain civil engineering projects such as dikes and the flooding of coastal marshland to produce brackish water pools for freshwater prawn farming. Brackish water is also the primary waste product of the salinity gradient power process. Because brackish water is hostile to the growth of most terrestrial plant species, without appropriate management it is damaging to the environment. Technically, brackish water contains between 0.5 and 30 grams of salt per litre more often expressed as 0.5 to 30 parts per thousand (ppt or ‰), which is a specific gravity of between 1.005 and 1.010. Thus, brackish covers a range of salinity regimes and is not considered a precisely defined condition. It is characteristic of many brackish surface waters that their salinity can vary considerably over space and/or time.

  • Track 7-1Marine & Fresh Water Aquaculture
  • Track 7-2Water Quality and Benthic Impacts of Marine Aquaculture
  • Track 7-3Marine fish- aquaculture prospects
  • Track 7-4brackish water shrimp
  • Track 7-5brackish water fish
  • Track 7-6Brackish water Aquaculture
  • Track 7-7Global marine & fresh water aquaculture
  • Track 7-8Offshore aquaculture
  • Track 7-9Cold Water Marine Aquaculture
  • Track 7-10Brackish Water Aquaculture Development

Like humans and other animals, fish suffer from diseases and parasites. Fish defences against disease are specific and non-specific. Non-specific defences include skin and scales, as well as the mucus layer secreted by the epidermis that traps microorganisms and inhibits their growth. If pathogens breach these defences, fish can develop inflammatory responses that increase the flow of blood to infected areas and deliver white blood cells that attempt to destroy the pathogens. Specific defences are specialised responses to particular pathogens recognised by the fish's body, that is adaptative immune responses. In recent years, vaccines have become widely used in aquaculture and ornamental fish, for example vaccines for furunculosis in farmed salmon and koi herpes virus in koi. Some commercially important fish diseases are VHS, ich and whirling disease.

  • Track 8-1Bacterial Diseases
  • Track 8-2Use of chemotherapeutic agents in aquaculture
  • Track 8-3Use of plant extracts in fish aquaculture
  • Track 8-4Use of Antibiotics in Ornamental Fish Aquaculture
  • Track 8-5Chemotherapeutics in Shellfish
  • Track 8-6Infectious Disease in Aquaculture
  • Track 8-7Histology for Aquaculture
  • Track 8-8Preventing disease in aquaculture
  • Track 8-9Viral diseases in aquaculture
  • Track 8-10Disease management in aquaculture
  • Track 8-11Fish Diseases in Aquaculture
  • Track 8-12advanced chemothrapeutics in aquaculture

The fish you cook and eat arrives in your wok, in your cooking pot and on your plate or table thanks to the efforts of many women and men working along the value chain from the sea, the lake, pond or cage through to the market kitchen and restaurant. Yet, fishing and fisheries has long been pictured as mainly the domain of men. Since 1998, the Asian Fisheries Society has explored the roles of women and the importance of gender analysis in fisheries and aquaculture through a series of global Symposia. The Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook presents a rich compilation of experiences, some of them ongoing, in which agricultural projects have incorporated gender-related components or adapted their operations to allow for gender variables and engage issues that affect men and women differently. It was produced jointly by the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), drawing from the operations of these three agencies. It was released on October 8, 2008. The Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook describes the very often great practical consequences for the respective potentials of women and men as agricultural producers. The experiences chronicled capture a rich blend of hopeful innovations and cautionary lessons about the importance of avoiding the pitfalls of "gender-neutral" operations in areas in which gender issues are a salient variable in agricultural production - namely in the large majority of rural settings in low-income countries where agriculture remains a major engine of economic growth. Other lessons emerge from projects in middle income developing countries.

  • Track 9-1Gender in aquaculture and fisheries
  • Track 9-2The Role of Women in Fisheries
  • Track 9-3Women in fish farming and gender perspectives
  • Track 9-4Aquaculture Career Options
  • Track 9-5Aquaculture Technology
  • Track 9-6International Symposium on Women in Asian Fisheries
  • Track 9-7Industry Education of aquaculture

An invasive species is a plant or animal that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species); and has a tendency to spread, which is believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy and/or human health. The term as most often used applies to introduced species (also called "non-indigenous" or "non-native") that adversely affect the habitats and bioregions they invade economically, environmentally, and/or ecologically. Such invasive species may be either plants or animals and may disrupt by dominating a region, wilderness areas, particular habitats, or wildland-urban interface land from loss of natural controls (such as predators or herbivores). This includes non-native invasive species.

  • Track 10-1Aquatic invasive species regulations
  • Track 10-2Aquatic organisms
  • Track 10-3Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Track 10-4Natural & historic range of aquaculture
  • Track 10-5Commercial aquaculture
  • Track 10-6Activities dependent on aquaculture ecosystems
  • Track 10-7Common Aquatic Invasive Species

The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC), originally called the Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council (IPFC) is a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Article XIV Regional Fisheries Body which covers fisheries, aquaculture and related aquatic resource issues in the Asia-Pacific region. APFIC functions as a Regional Consultative Forum raising awareness amongst member countries, fisheries organizations and fisheries professionals in the Asia-Pacific region. In recent years, APFIC has covered a range of regional fisheries issues, including co-management of fisheries, low value/trash fish (may be referred to as bycatch where not targeted catch) in the region, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) and fishing capacity management,certification in fisheries (e.g. ecolabel) and aquaculture, ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture and improving resilience of fishery livelihoods. Most recently work has focussed on developing a training course for Ecosystem Approach to Fishery Management and guidelines for tropical trawl fisheries management.

  • Track 11-1Growth in aquaculture
  • Track 11-2Scope of aquaculture
  • Track 11-3Market rise in aquaculture
  • Track 11-4Economy of aquaculture
  • Track 11-5Responsible aquaculture
  • Track 11-6Environment of aquaculture
  • Track 11-7Asia-Pacific Aquaculture market growth

The systems and technology used in aquaculture has developed rapidly in the last fifty years. They vary from very simple facilities (e.g. family ponds for domestic consumption in tropical countries) to high technology systems (e.g. intensive closed systems for export production). Much of the technology used in aquaculture is relatively simple, often based on small modifications that improve the growth and survival rates of the target species, e.g. improving food, seeds, oxygen levels and protection from predators. Simple systems of small freshwater ponds, used for raising herbivorous and filter feeding fish, account for about half of global aquaculture production. A greater understanding of complex interactions between nutrients, bacteria and cultured organisms, together with advances in hydrodynamics applied to pond and tank design, have enabled the development of closed systems. These have the advantage of isolating the aquaculture systems from natural aquatic systems, thus minimizing the risk of disease or genetic impacts on the external systems.

  • Track 12-1Aquaculture Informatics
  • Track 12-2Innovative enterprises
  • Track 12-3R&D institutions
  • Track 12-4Aquaculture Economics
  • Track 12-5Types of investments
  • Track 12-6environmental impacts of fish farming
  • Track 12-7Increasing demand for sustainable seafood
  • Track 12-8Financing Aquaculture
  • Track 12-9Aqua business
  • Track 12-10Aquaculture Career Options
  • Track 12-11Asian organisations and networks

Aquaponics is a bio-integrated system that links recirculating aquaculture with hydroponic vegetable, flower, herb production. Recent advances by researchers and growers alike have turned aquaponics into a working model of sustainable food production. This publication provides an introduction to aquaponics with brief profiles of working units around the country. An extensive list of resources point the reader to print and Web-based educational materials for further technical assistance.

  • Track 13-1Aquaponic Systems
  • Track 13-2Growing Fish and Plants Together
  • Track 13-3Integrating Fish and Plant Culture
  • Track 13-4Integration of Hydroponics with Aquaculture
  • Track 13-5Aquaponics Industries
  • Track 13-6Aquaponics Bussiness
  • Track 13-7Aquaponics Advantages

Aquaculture Summit 2016 enables a distinctive platform for converting potential ideas into great business. The present conference will bring together a broad participation came from Entrepreneurs, Proposers, Investors, international financial organizations, business associations, academia and professionals in the field of Aquaculture & Fisheties. This investment meet facilitates the most enhanced and practical business for engaging people in to constructive discussions, evaluation and execution of promising business