The Aquaculture Roundtable Series (TARS) @ Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai
Aug 15 – Aug 16 all-day

TARS 2018 – Shrimp Aquaculture: Need For Change

Shrimp production in Asia has stagnated since 2013 keeping prices high but this has not benefitted the entire value chain as gross margins are thin due to low survival rates and disease outbreaks. The situation has actually regressed with decreased productivity and massive increases in production cost which is not tenable. While living with disease, inconsistent harvest volumes and crop losses are the new normal, what the industry needs is a revolutionary change to grow.

TARS 2018 will bring stakeholders from Asia’s shrimp aquaculture industry to the table, to assess the current state of industry; study approaches to improve shrimp production; and seek to transform the future of the industry. The two-day meeting will look at segments along the supply chain where the industry can effect change – from innovations and control in hatchery, nursery and farming phases to matching genetics and feeds to farm conditions and culture intensity.

TARS 2018 calls for the NEED FOR CHANGE, namely a much-needed shift to a higher level of control and consistency that results in cost efficiency.

A host of International experts representing key industry stakeholders and the academia will share new knowledge, and exchange insights and experiences at the plenary and interactive breakout sessions that have become hallmarks of this critical series.

Food & Feed Extrusion Technology (Australia) @ CSIRO Food Innovation Centre
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day
Food & Feed Extrusion Technology (Australia) @ CSIRO Food Innovation Centre | Werribee | Victoria | Australia

This course covers the principles of extrusion, the design of extrusion processes, and the formulation of extruded products. Principles learned will be demonstrated using a pilot extruder in the CSIRO facility.

The program is relevant to the production of all types of extruded products – eg expanded snacks, breakfast cereals, pastas and third generation snack pellets, pet foods and aquafeeds. The course is relevant to both single and twin screw extrusion technology.

The course will cover topics from the basics of extruders and their configuration, through what is happening chemically and physically inside the extruder barrel, to an understanding of extruder dies and extruder instability.

Nor-Fishing @ Trondheim Spektrum AS
Aug 21 – Aug 24 all-day

The fair

Since 1960, Nor-Fishing has been an important national and international meeting place for the fisheries industry. Today it is one of the largest fisheries technology exhibitions in the world. In recent years, the exhibition has drawn around 15 000 visitors from about 50 countries. Innovations of importance to all sectors of the industry are presented here.

Professional highlights

During Nor-Fishing, numerous seminars, mini-conferences, lectures, debates and presentations are held.

Social events

During the exhibition, visitors and exhibitors alike can participate in various social events both during the day and in the evening. The conditions are perfect for meeting old friends as well as new contacts and customers in an informal setting.

The 5th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture (ICFA 2018) @ Hotel Taj Samudra Colombo
Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day

The 5th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture (ICFA 2018)

The International Institute of Knowledge Management takes the great pleasure to announce that the 5th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 will be held on 23rd and 24th August, Colombo, Sri Lanka. under the theme“ Facing the Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Challenges”. Academicians, researchers, industry experts, policy makers, professionals and enthusiastic attendees are invited to send research original research abstracts, case studies formatted according to the given format.

Covering spheres of Aquatic animals, plants in fresh or marine water aquaculture create plenty of opportunities for human. Currently the field of fisheries and aquaculture became one of the most addressable and dominant field in economic stream in the world. Fisheries products are the world’s most widely traded foods, with commerce dominated by both of developed and developing countries. Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference (ICFA 2018) make an international intellectual gathering for bringing the fields of fisheries and aquaculture forward with advanced and solid techniques applicable for sustainable future. Utilising fisheries and Aquaculture for meeting the food demand with food security, Enhancing Aquaculture Securing Climate change and sustainability and Developing Fisheries and Aquaculture in urban areas for the betterment of national and international level will be addressed during the conference

FISHEX @ China Import & Export Canton Fair Complex
Aug 24 – Aug 28 all-day

China International (Guangzhou) Fishery & Seafood Expo 2018 (FISHEX GUANGZHOU 2018) is conceived and planned to facilitate the international fishery and seafood industries, as well as to provide a platform for exhibition, procurement, trade negotiation, technical forum and information communication. As integration of trading, exhibition and technical forums, the event opens the gate for high-end brands, processing enterprises and traders from all over the world in fishery and seafood industries to access to Chinese market and expand the international market share.

This event is tailored specific to buyers and suppliers of frozen and fresh seafood, equipments for processing, aquaculture, fishing, storage and transportation. It will also showcase international high-end products, release leading technology, promote enterprise brands and enhance international collaboration.

AQUA 2018 @ Corum
Aug 25 – Aug 29 all-day

AQUA 2018 will celebrate the fact that aquaculture is one of the most important food production industries in the world. Aquaculture is the most efficient producer of high quality food and contributes to global health and wealth. Aquaculture respects the environment, creates employment and offers significant investment opportunities. AQUA 2018 will take place from August 25-29 in the beautiful French city of Montpellier and will comprise a scientific conference, trade exhibition, industry forums, workshops, student events and receptions. The event will highlight the latest aquaculture research and innovation to underpin continued growth of this exciting food production sector. The AQUA events are co-organised by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and are held every six years. Past events were held in Nice (2000), Florence (2006) and Prague (2012).

It is a global aquaculture event and participation is expected from more than sixty countries

World Seafood Shanghai Exhibition (SIFSE) @ Shanghai New International Expo Center
Aug 29 – Aug 31 all-day
World Seafood Shanghai Exhibition (SIFSE) @ Shanghai New International Expo Center | Shanghai | China

With the 12 years development, World Seafood Shanghai which was founded in Shanghai became a global exhibition in nowadays. Relying on the domestic consumer market and the strong international visibility and influence of Shanghai. World Seafood Shanghai sticks to “B2B aquatic products trading” and leads the industrial development with a forward-looking insight of the industry. The exhibition connects producers, distributors and consumers and provide a professional, high-end and effective exchange and cooperation trading platform for global fishery industry.

Joining with 8th Shanghai International Catering and Ingredients Exhibition (SHICAI) in 2017, attracting 51,829 visits from over 59 countries and regions. Key participating countries included America, South Korea, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Denmark, Canada, Ecuador, Thailand, Myanmar, Pakistan, Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, Welsh, Sri Lanka, and plus many more.

Reasons to Make Shanghai Your Next Market

  • China is the world’s biggest country with a colossal food and drink market – 1.3 billion people live, work, eat and drink in China.
  • Wages and the middle class are on the rise, fueling consumption of imported goods. Real wages rose 400% from 2000-2014. Average income levels are expected to reach $10,700 by 2017 – a huge increase from 2012’s average of $6,200.
  • China’s middle class is already larger than the US’ at 109 million people. By 2022, 54% of China’s population will be upper middle class. More purchasing power points towards bigger export opportunities as China’s taste for foreign foods grows.
  • Seafood consumption is increasing annually, matching rising import levels and incomes. By 2020, each person will eat 35.9 kg, while urban consumption of seafood has already passed 40kg per capital.
  • Chinese seafood imports are expected to exceed $20 billion by 2020. Domestic overfishing and environmental concerns are pointing towards a greater demand for imported seafood.
  • Shanghai’s individual imports are on the up. January-April 2016 saw China’s second city import 34 tons of seafood – a 34.7% increase against 2015’s figures.
  • Foreign countries are already stepping up export levels. Canada boosted its seafood sales to China by 11% in 2015, exporting 94,000 tons with a value of $553 million.
  • Aquaculture operations are crying out for more efficient, more cost effective, updated technologies.
8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health @ Charlottetown Convention Center, Prince Edward Island Canada
Sep 2 – Sep 6 all-day

This International Symposium is held on a four year cycle, with the last meeting taking place in 2014 in Portland Oregon USA. The Symposium is broad in scientific scope, geographic range, and impact to the Aquatic Animal Health Community worldwide. Previous meetings have drawn Aquatic Animal Health Professionals from across the globe, with attendance historically being between 300 and 400 participants.

The inaugural ISAAH took place in 1988 on the west coast of North America in Vancouver, Canada. Subsequent meetings have all taken place in the US. Fortunately for PEI, the 8th ISAAH and 30th Anniversary
Meeting will be held in Charlottetown on the east coast of Canada, coming full circle so-to-speak. The 2018 meeting theme will be “Integrating Biotechnology in the Advancement of Aquatic Animal Health “.

Seafood Expo Asia @ Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Sep 4 – Sep 6 all-day

Meet Face-to-Face with Seafood Suppliers from Across the Globe

The exposition featured 234 exhibiting companiesfrom 31 countries around the world last year alone. Attending seafood professionals can expect to find an assortment of popular and trending international seafood products that will keep their customers coming back for more:

  • Fresh fish and seafood
  • Frozen fish and seafood
  • Value added seafood
  • Processed and packaged fish and seafood
  • Seafood-industry service providers

Who Attends Seafood Expo Asia?

Visitors travel from across the world to attend Seafood Expo Asia. The event is designed for seafood professionals, including buyers and chefs, looking for new suppliers, products, or trends. Industries that attend the event include:

Aquaculture companies | Airlines | Bars/Clubs | Cruise lines | Distributors | Fast-food chains | Government/Military | Grocery stores | High-volume caterers | Hospitals | Hotels | Importers / Exporters | Manufacturers | Processors | Resorts | Restaurants | Schools | Supermarkets | Wholesalers

AquaFisheries Cambodia @ The Diamond Island Convention & Exhibition Center
Sep 5 – Sep 7 all-day
AquaFisheries Cambodia @ The Diamond Island Convention & Exhibition Center  | Phnom Penh | Phnom Penh | Cambodia

Cambodia is home to some of the world’s most intensive freshwater fisheries. The 2.6 million tonnes of fish caught annually in the Mekong basin represent seven times more than the catch of North American inland fisheries and more than 10 times the entire fish catch in Australia. Fish production in Cambodia is three times as big as the country’s pig production and 20 times bigger than its chicken production. Most Cambodians rely on fish as a source of affordable protein.