12th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum
There are 10 scientific sessions. Under each scientific session, there will be regular sessions and special sessions. In regular sessions, individual submitted abstracts found qualified by reviewers will be presented in oral and poster forms. The special sessions are for projects or a team of collaborating scientists and researchers whose works focus on various aspects of Asian fisheries and aquaculture. The papers to be presented in oral and poster forms showcase the different studies done by the team members.
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.