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SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

12th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum

There are 10 scientific sessions. The session title is the heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published in the forum printed matters, if accepted. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one session for your abstract.

Stock assessment; small scale artisanal and large scale industrial marine and inland fisheries management; social/economic considerations and major issues including IUU fishing, by-catch and subsidies.

Stock enhancement; culture-based fisheries; hatchery technology; responsible aquaculture (environment); aquaculture certification; social and economic dimensions

Feeds & nutrition; alternatives to fish meal and fish oil; new nutrient sources; innovative approaches to fish feed formulation/processing; nutrient requirements and tolerance to new feed formulae

Breeding & genetic selection, GMOs, biotechnology.

Research, diagnostics and services of aquatic animal health in aquaculture; disease management

Biology/ecology of target species; studies on xenobiotics; includes impacts and responses to climate change in both aquaculture and capture fisheries/ biodiversity, building resilience of fishing/aquaculture stakeholders, disaster management.

Future prospects for food and feeds; culture/processing technology; ecosystem services

Post-harvest losses; processing, products, food safety standards, compliance and certification.

Education and training needs; innovative and new education; knowledge exchange; promoting gender balance, the role of women in aquaculture and capture fisheries, social and economic issues.

Legal/policy frameworks; planning and compliance for both aquaculture and capture fisheries; responsible infrastructure.