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6th Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries , will be organized around the theme “To Create and Disseminate the Knowledge of Aquatic Resources”

Aquaculture Summit 2017 is comprised of 14 tracks and 102 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Aquaculture Summit 2017.

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Fish and other seafood represent an abundant and increasingly important source of healthy food for a growing world population. Observing and understanding the dynamics of the oceans as well as managing, harvesting and culturing its resources in sustainable ways require knowledge and smart technological solutions. Now a days research on fisheries and aquaculture systems focuses on how engineering cybernetics and its accompanying enabling technologies such as automatic control, smart sensors and monitoring systems, can be applied to better understand the processes of the sea and enhance the design and operation of marine biological production and harvesting systems.

  • Track 1-1Modelling and simulation of the physiology, behaviour and growth of fish and plankton
  • Track 1-2Control systems for fish and plankton production processes
  • Track 1-3Specialised instrumentation and sensor solutions for aquaculture systems
  • Track 1-4Smart technologies for ocean observation
  • Track 1-5Acoustic fish telemetry and underwater communication
  • Track 1-6Biotechnology and fish health management
  • Track 1-7Aquaculture pond constraction engineering
  • Track 1-8Hatchery Production Technologies

Freshwater fish species account for almost 50.00% of the world's aquaculture production, with tilapia, carp and catfish representing the primary culture species. These species are cultured in numerous countries as they have adaptable feeding habits, respond well to a wide variety of culture technologies and are well accepted by consumers. All three species can be easily reared on commercially produced floating feeds. Feeds not only represent one of the primary production costs and source of nutrients but they are also the primary source of pollutants that contribute to poor water quality and disease occurrences.

  • Track 2-1history and requirements of fish nutrition science
  • Track 2-2Nutrient requirements of fish and shrimp 
  • Track 2-3Feeds for Aquaculture
  • Track 2-4Fish meal and fish oil
  • Track 2-5feed ingredients
  • Track 2-6Nutritional Requirements of Fish
  • Track 2-7The role of aquaculture in improving nutrition and health outcomes
  • Track 2-8Aquaculture Nutrition and Feed Technology

Infectious diseases pose one of the most significant threats to successful aquaculture. The maintenance of large numbers of fish crowded together in a small area provides an environment conducive for the development and spread of infectious diseases. In this crowded, relatively unnatural environment, fish are stressed and more susceptible to disease. 

  • Track 3-1viral infections, bacterial infections and fungal infections
  • Track 3-2water mould infections, metazoan parasites
  • Track 3-3Control of Diseases in Aquaculture Populations
  • Track 3-4Disease Implications of Interactions of Aquaculture and Wild Fish Populations
  • Track 3-5Human Health Implications of Fish Diseases
  • Track 3-6Diseases in Wild Fish
  • Track 3-7Aquatic Aniaml Health and Biosecurity
  • Track 3-8Fish Diseases and Fish Nutrition/Health Management

The economics of aquaculture is reviewed on two levels: micro and macro. Micro-economics in aquaculture deals mainly with the management measures and elements affecting the efficiency of operation at the farm level, while macro-economic addresses the assessment of social benefits and costs of an aquaculture project. If aquaculture is socially beneficial but unattractive to private investors, public support on credit, marketing, extension, training, and research may be appropriate, especially during the early stages of development.

  • Track 4-1The economic feasibility of seaweed production in Asian countries
  • Track 4-2Main potential sources of aquaculture impacts
  • Track 4-3Making Plans for Commercial Aquaculture in the Asian countries and around the globe
  • Track 4-4Commercial aquaculture plan
  • Track 4-5Business Planning for Small Farms
  • Track 4-6Micro and macro economics of aquaculture
  • Track 4-7Overview of aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific
  • Track 4-8Aquaculture Statistics and Information

Asia contributes over 90% of global aquaculture production and plays a key role in the development of appropriate culture systems and technologies. Aquaculture production accounts for almost half of world fish supply and increases by 10%. It is expected to surpass capture fisheries production in the next 10 years. Further development of aquaculture is also expected to help us move away from dependence on overexploited capture fisheries resources and to enhance and conserve aquatic habitats and biodiversity; but this expansion should not exceed the carrying capacity of water resources. Wild aquatic resources are essential sources of nutrition for rural populations. 

  • Track 5-1Climate Change Impacts on Aquaculture Ecosystems
  • Track 5-2Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources
  • Track 5-3Impacts of Aquacultural Farming on Environment
  • Track 5-4Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management
  • Track 5-5Aquatic Seed Production
  • Track 5-6Marine and Coastal Ecosystems
  • Track 5-7Principles of Integrated Coastal Management

Biotechnology is permanently linked not only to aquaculture but also to commercial and recreational fisheries, because of its potential positive and negative impacts on these resources. A brief account of the history of genetic biotechnology use in aquaculture and fisheries. The growth of worldwide aquaculture has been sustained and rapid, and the explosion of research in genetic biotechnology has made significant impact on aquaculture and fisheries, although potential for much greater progress exists. Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology: Genetic Approaches covers topics essential to the study of fish genetics, including qualitative and quantitative traits, crossbreeding, inbreeding, genetic drift, hybridization, selection programs, polyploidy, genomics and cloning.

  • Track 6-1Application of genetic technologies in aquaculture production
  • Track 6-2Genetics of Population Size in Conservation and Aquaculture
  • Track 6-3Population genetics and interactions of hatchery and wild fish
  • Track 6-4Environmental risk of aquatic organisms from genetic biotechnology
  • Track 6-5Food Safety of Transgenic Aquatic Organisms
  • Track 6-6Commercial Application of Fish Biotechnology
  • Track 6-7Constraints and limitations of aquaculture genetic biotechnology

The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission, originally called the Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council is a Food and Agriculture Organization 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 and fishing capacity management, certification in fisheries (e.g. ecolabel) and aquaculture, ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture and improving resilience of fishery livelihoods. 

  • Track 7-1Aquaculture research and devlopment in Asian countries
  • Track 7-2Aquaculture devlopment in Japan
  • Track 7-3Aquaculture devlopment in China
  • Track 7-4Aquaculture devlopment in Malaysia
  • Track 7-5Aquaculture devlopment in Australia
  • Track 7-6Aquaculture devlopment in USA
  • Track 7-7Aquaculture devlopment in Europe
  • Track 7-8Aquaculture devlopment in middel east

Aquatic immunology compacts with disease problems represent the largest single cause of monetary losses in aquaculture. In 1988, catfish producers lost over 100 million fish worth nearly $11 million. Estimates for 1989 forecast even major losses. The trout industry reported 1988 losses of over 20 million fish worth over $2.5 million. No data are avail on losses sustained by producers of shellfish. Bacterial infections constitute the most significant source of disease problems in all the diverse types of production. Gram-negative bacteria cause epizootics in nearly all cultured species. Fungal diseases constitute the second most essential source of losses, above all in the culture of crustaceans and salmon. External protozoan parasites are accountable for the loss of huge numbers of fry and fingerling fin fishes and are a cause of epizootics from all young shellfish

  • Track 8-1Freshwater and Marine Fisheries/Aquaculture
  • Track 8-2Pedigree Fish Breeding
  • Track 8-3Fish Population Dynamics
  • Track 8-4Fisheries Governance
  • Track 8-5Fish Processing
  • Track 8-6Recreational Fishing
  • Track 8-7Fisheries for Global Welfare and Conservation
  • Track 8-8Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Fisheries oceanography can be broadly defined as study of the interaction between marine fish and their environments across multiple life-history stages. Traditional fisheries management approaches estimate population abundance levels as a function of the number of spawning adults without environmental or ecological input, but the field of fisheries oceanography has provided a framework to predict recruitment and define harvest strategies within an ecosystem context.

  • Track 9-1Physical oceanography
  • Track 9-2Chemical oceanography
  • Track 9-3Marine oceanography
  • Track 9-4Fisheries oceanography
  • Track 9-5Aquaculture oceanography

Freshwater aquaculture produces species that are native to rivers, lakes, and streams.  U.S. freshwater aquaculture is dominated by catfish but also produces trout, tilapia, and bass.  Freshwater aquaculture takes place primarily in ponds and in on-land, manmade systems such as recirculating aquaculture systems.

  • Track 10-1static freshwater ponds
  • Track 10-2Pond culture
  • Track 10-3Different kinds of aquaculture
  • Track 10-4Running water culture
  • Track 10-5Culture in recirculatory systems
  • Track 10-6Finfish culture-cum-livestock
  • Track 10-7Cost-benefit of Certain Aquaculture systems

“The integrated process of information gathering, analysis, planning, consultation, decision-making, allocation of resources and formulation and implementation, with enforcement as necessary, of regulations or rules which govern fisheries activities in order to ensure the continued productivity of the resources and the accomplishment of other fisheries objectives. The fisheries management authority and the interested parties. The fishers and fishing companies would usually be the major participants amongst the interested parties. The fisheries management authority is that entity which has been given the mandate by the State (or States in the case of an international authority) to perform specific management functions. In many countries that authority would be a Department of Fisheries or, within a broader Department, a Division of Fisheries.

  • Track 11-1fishing industry
  • Track 11-2fish producers
  • Track 11-3Marine Policy and Science
  • Track 11-4Country statistics on fisheries
  • Track 11-5Fisheries Innovation

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. 

  • Track 12-1Growth in aquaculture
  • Track 12-2Scope of aquaculture
  • Track 12-3Market rise in aquaculture
  • Track 12-4Economy of aquaculture
  • Track 12-5Responsible aquaculture
  • Track 12-6Environment of aquaculture
  • Track 12-7Asia-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.

  • Track 13-1Aquaculture Informatics
  • Track 13-2Aquaculture Career Options
  • Track 13-3Aqua business
  • Track 13-4Financing Aquaculture
  • Track 13-5Increasing demand for sustainable seafood
  • Track 13-6environmental impacts of fish farming
  • Track 13-7Types of investments
  • Track 13-8Aquaculture Economics

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. 

  • Track 14-1Aquatic invasive species regulations
  • Track 14-2Aquatic organisms
  • Track 14-3Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Track 14-4Natural & historic range of aquaculture
  • Track 14-5Commercial aquaculture
  • Track 14-6Activities dependent on aquaculture ecosystems
  • Track 14-7Activities dependent on aquaculture ecosystems
  • Track 14-8Common Aquatic Invasive Species