Following the success of the 2023’s edition held in Melbourne, the Australian conference chairs and advisory board members launched Aqua Farm 2024, the International Conference and Exhibition on Aquaculture that will be celebrated on May, from 14 to 17th. This event will take place at the Sea World Resort, Gold Coast.
The aims of Aqua Farm 2024 are to foster collaboration among aquaculture farmers and innovative aquaculture industries with academia and government. “Raising the voice of Aquaculture is essential to ensure that the fastest growing primary industry is engaging throughout the entire spectrum of politics, the economy, and the community,” they assured.
In that sense, the conference aims to bring together stakeholders involved in the sector, including leading academic scientists, researchers, and policymakers from various disciplines. Aqua Farm 2024 will provide a platform for the exchange of the latest findings and trends in aquaculture and the blue economy technology which is the new revolution in producing healthy, nutritious food and aqua ingredients driven by sustainability and circularity.
According to the organizers, Aqua Farm Conference has been carefully curated to shed light on the aquaculture industry in Australia and worldwide. “This is uniquely designed to offer actionable insights, expert guidance, peer networking, and solution provider assessments. The experience promises to be unforgettable and transformative, enabling you and your organization to achieve enhanced performance in your critical priorities.”
“We know that eighty per cent of making a successful change is turning up and we proved in Melbourne that those who attended Aqua Farm 2023 were made welcome, encouraged to engage, and were involved as much as they wished. We encourage you to attend, it makes no difference where you are in the value chain your voice is important and we want to see you at Aqua Farm 2024,” they said.
“14-17 May is the opportune time for the global aquaculture community to converge at Aqua Farm 2024 on the Gold Coast, Australia and promote lessons learned along with expanding your network”, they assured and highlighted that sponsorships and exhibition booths are available.
The conference will also offer the opportunity as a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the latest innovations, trends, concerns, as well as practical challenges encountered and adopted solutions in the fields of aquaculture technology. “Education is a major key to advancement and Aqua Farm 2024 recognizes the importance.”
There will be areas of innovation at Aqua Farm 2024 with Round Table discussions, dedicated Q&A sessions, ensuring discussions on many topics and providing opportunities for active participation. Additionally, there will be captivating networking opportunities for all attendees through activities pre and post conference times and given the early high interest, we anticipate that the event will be popular, so we we encourage you to register early.
Long-term solutions to the challenges
For the organization of the Conference, the expansion of aquaculture, especially in Asia, at a rapid pace has brought about several challenges that have required long-term solutions. The region has witnessed exponential growth in aquaculture, and we have seen how this has been supported in variable ways by governments and communities.
Some of the experts invited to the Conference to discuss those and other important themes are Farshad Shishehchian, from Blue Aqua International Group Singapore; Roger Gilbert, from Perendale Publishers Limited, Marcy Bemiller, representing Candor Seafood & Consulting; Antonio Garza de Yta, Senior Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisor; and Dinesh Kaippilly, from Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS).
“The significance of aquaculture in providing high-quality food and nutrition to the world’s growing population cannot be overstated. We know aquaculture continues to be the fastest-growing food production sector globally, and that seafood is the world’s most globally trade food. Despite all the challenges the need for food security and nutrition is a heavy burden and it is only by coming together, meeting new people, listening to specialists, engaging in discussions, and sharing ideas that we will meet the demand,” they said.