Theme: Ingenious strategies towards sustainable aquaculture

Aquaculture 2019

Renowned Speakers

Aquaculture 2019

Aquaculture 2019 is delighted to welcome the participants from all over the globe to attend the “European Conference on Aquaculture and Fisheries” scheduled during June 27-282019 in AmsterdamThe Netherlands. The conference provides a global arena for researchers and international scholars to present their findings. Aquaculture 2019 is providing an opportunity for the aquaculture and fisheries industry to learn about current and upcoming issues, explore new developments in culture technology and interact with others vested in the same cause.

Aquaculture 2019 will cover the new research system and focus on the exhibition of new feeds, fish welfare , antibiotics, instruments introduced by the laboratories in accordance with its theme ingenious strategies towards sustainable aquaculture. It additionally covers the increase in the need for demanding seafood since agriculture alone cannot support the growing demand for food that comes with the ever-increasing population.

The European Conference on Aquaculture and Fisheries offers a great platform for eminent researchers, academia, the industry professionals, government officials and other professional bodies from across the globe to converge and discuss their ideas.



Aquaculture, also known as fish farming, involves the growth, development and multiplication of flora and fauna which grow in aquatic environment. It is also involved in the production of seafood.

Aquaculture is often hailed to be the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world at present. Farming of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants under controlled conditions define aquaculture. According to some experts, increasing demand for fresh fish has put a strain on natural populations which is inciting discussions around the world, hence Aquaculture 2019 is relevant. In practice, aquaculture comprises breeding, rearing, and harvesting of life forms, mainly animals and plants in freshwater or saltwater under controlled conditions - farming of all kinds of freshwater and marine species of fish, shellfish and plants.


Fish Farming

Fish farming involves raising fish commercially in tanks or enclosures like fish ponds, typically for food. It is the principal form of aquaculture. Demand is increasing for fish and fish protein that has resulted in widespread overfishing in wild fisheries. Farming carnivorous fish, like salmon, doesn’t always reduce pressure on wild fisheries. Carnivorous farmed fish are typically fed fishmeal and fish oil extracted from wild forage fish. The 2008 global returns for fish farming recorded by the FAO totalled 33.8 million tonnes worth about $US 60 billion.


Aquaculture Nutrition

Fish need energy to maintain basic metabolic activities and to support health, growth, activity and reproduction. Proteins, carbohydrates and lipids (the macronutrients provide this energy and also essential nutrients.

Fish require essential amino acid in proteins for growth, tissue repair, general health, and reproduction. Protein quality affects fish performance. Lipids are energy –dense and contain fatty acids (n-3 & n-6 types) and fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E and K) that fish require for normal growth, health.


Aquatic Pathology

Aquatic Pathology studies infectious diseases of cultivated and wild fin fish and shellfish, notably those caused by viruses and bacterium, so as to reveal infection mechanisms and develop effective management measures of the diseases. Diseases of fish and shellfish have an effect on each wild and cultivation populations, accounting several greenbacks of loss in work revenues and scheme services annually there are some fish diseases and infections which can be transmitted from fish to water in which they are transmitted to humans.

Aquatic Pathology it includes:

Fish pathology

Host pathogen interactions

Wild life pathology

Diseases of aquatic molluscs

Diseases of crustaceans


Aquatic Physiology

Aquatic physiology deals the morphology and function of the various parts of the organisms inhabiting the aquatic ecosystem, from marine to freshwater habitats, from single-celled organisms to mammals, and from functional genomics to functional morphology.  The effect of environmental stress conditions on the aquatic inhabitants can be studied with the help of structural and physiological information obtained from this field of study.


Fish Hatchery & Stocking

Fish hatchery is a place for artificial breeding, hatching, and rearing through the early life stages of animals—finfish and shellfish in particular. Hatcheries produce larval and juvenile, shellfish and crustaceans, primarily to support the aquaculture industry wherever they’re transferred to on-growing systems, like fish farms, to reach harvest size. A few fish species that are usually brought up in hatcheries consists of Pacific oysters, shrimp, Indian prawns, salmon, tilapia and scallops.

Fish stocking is the practice of raising fish in a hatchery and releasing them into a lake, river or the ocean to supplement existing populations, or to create a population where none exists. Stocking may be done for the benefit of economic, tribal fishing or recreational but may also be done to restore or increase a population of threatened or endangered fish in a body of water.



Aquaponics refers to any system that combines regularly aquaculture with hydroponics in a symbiotic environment. Aquaponics consists of two main elements, with the aquaculture part for raising aquatic animals and the hydroponics part for growing plants. In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accrue in the water, increasing toxicity. In an aquaponic, water from an aquaculture system is fed to a hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down by nitrifying bacteria initially into nitrites and subsequently into nitrates that are used by the plants as nutrients.


Shrimp farming

Shrimp farming is an aquaculture business that exists in either marine or freshwater environment, producing shrimp or prawns (crustaceans of the groups Caridea or Dendrobranchiata) for human consumption. Commercial marine shrimp farming began in the 1970s, and production grew steeply, particularly to match the market demands of the Western Europe, United State and Japan. Shrimp farming has changed from traditional small-scale businesses in Southeast Asia into a world industry. Technological advances have led to growing shrimp at ever higher densities, and broodstock is shipped global.


Sustainable Aquaculture

Sustainable aquaculture is a dynamic concept and the sustainability of an aquaculture system will vary with species, societal norms, location, technology and the state of knowledge.

Several certification programs have made progress in defining key characteristics of sustainable aquaculture. Some essential practices include Environment practices, Community practices, and Sustainable business and farm management practices.


Issues in Aquaculture Netting Materials

Various materials, including nylon, polyester, polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polyamide (PA), plastic-coated welded wire, rubber, patented rope products, galvanized steel and copper are used for netting in aquaculture fish enclosures around the world. The material strength of net panels made with PA, PP and PE gets reduced when exposed to sunlight (UV), wind, rain, acid rain, etc. Materials being soft may also be broken by crabs and fish with strong dentations leading to fish escape from the cage. By inhibiting microbial growth, copper alloy aquaculture cages avoid biofouling costly net changes that are necessary with other materials.


Fisheries Biology & Management

The primary goal of Fisheries conservation is to revive fish populations that are eliminated due to pollution or habitat destruction. Fisheries management draws on fisheries science in order to identify ways to protect fishery resources so sustainable exploitation is possible. Modern fisheries management is frequently referred to as a governmental system of devote management rules based on defined objectives and a mix of management means to implement the rules, which are put in place by a system of monitoring control and observation.


Fish Pathology

It deals with the diseases and disease causing agents that effects fish normal living. Fish Pathology studies fish defensive mechanism against diseases and its treatment. Fish pathology is frequently covered host pathogen relationships, fish pathogens, pathophysiology, diagnostic ways epidemiology and descriptions of new diseases and it provides us knowledge about the disease and problem caused in humans who feed on seafood along with its cure

Fish suffer from parasites and diseases like humans and other animals. Fish defences against disease are

1. Specific: specific defences are particular pathogens recognises by the fish’s body, in recent years fish vaccines are widely using in aquaculture

 2. Non-specific: non-specific defences include skin and scales as well as the mucus layer secreted by the epidermis that traps the pathogens and inhibits their growth.


Aquaculture Engineering

Aquaculture engineering is a specialized field of engineering that aims to solve technical problem associated with aquatic farming, invertebrates, vertebrates and algae. Aquaculture technology is varied with design and development requiring knowledge of biological, mechanical and environmental systems along with material engineering and instrumentation. Aquacultural engineering has played a role in the development of the aquaculture industry, which now accounts for half of all seafood products consumed in the global. To find the effective solutions the discipline is combined with both fish physiology and business economics knowledge.



Mariculture is a specific branch of aquaculture involving the cultivation of marine organisms for food and other products enclosed section of the ocean, an in the open ocean or in ponds, tanks or raceways which are filled with seawater. An example is farming of marine fish, including finfish and shellfish like prawns, or oysters and seaweed in saltwater ponds. Non-food products produced by mariculture include: nutrient agar, jewellery (e.g. cultured pearls), fish meal and cosmetics.

Types of Mari culture:

1. Alga culture

2. Tank farming

3. Seawater ponds

4. Sea Cage farming


Shellfish Fisheries

Fisheries event explain about the shellfish fisheries. Fish have always been vital to Maine’s economy and survival. Native people, European explorers, settlers, and Mainers today have depended on marine life for food and trade. Maine fishermen catch a wide range of fish, sea animals and other shellfish for a broad market. The aim of organizing fisheries conference is to produce exposure to technologies relating to the trends in fisheries and aquaculture. Today’s fishermen in the Gulf of Maine frequently sell their catch at the Portland fish exchange, where buyers purchase fish at daily auction. Fisheries today include haddock, halibut, flounder, hake, and Pollock. Seasonally, fishermen also harvest clams, mussels, scallops, oysters, shrimp, alewives, herring, mackerel, and tuna. Oysters, mussels and salmon are usually raised in aquaculture facilities along the coast. Recreational fishermen pursue striped mackerel, shad, bluefish, bass, and smelt.


Freshwater and Marine/Aquaculture

Freshwater culture is understood the cultivation of aquatic organisms where the end product is raised in freshwater, like’s reservoirs, rivers, lakes, canals and groundwater, in which the salinity does not normally exceed 0.5‰at earlier stages of the life cycle of these aquatic organisms may be spent in brackish or marine waters.

Marine aquaculture refers to the rearing, breeding and harvesting of aquatic plants and animals. It can take place on land in tanks, or the Oceans and ponds. U.S. marine aquaculture produces primarily oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp, salmon, and the marine fish.


Aquatic Ecology

Ecology is the scientific study of how organisms interact with one another and with their environment. This includes relationships between individuals of the equivalent species, between completely different species, and between organisms and their physical and chemical environments. Aquatic ecology includes the study of these relationships in all aquatic environments, including estuaries, oceans, lakes, wetlands, ponds, rivers, and streams. The boundaries of an Aquatic ecosystem are somewhat arbitrary, but however usually enclose a system in which inflows and outflows can be estimated. Ecosystem ecologists study how nutrients, water and energy flow through an ecosystem. Different Aquatic Ecosystems are of Marine, Lentic, Ponds, Lotic, and Wetlands.


Aquatic Plant farming

A method of cultivating aquatic plants in water comprises of aquatic plant farming. Such plants are fundamental to a healthy aquatic ecosystem. They can act as a source of sustenance for fishes and also provide oxygen. Floating aquatic plants shut out sunlight from reaching the rest of the water column which in turn limits the growth of other aquatic plants and can also regulate the amount of oxygen so that the fish can breathe.


Disease management in aquaculture

Intensively shellfish and cultured fish are naturally susceptible to fungal, bacterial parasitic infections, particularly at times of stress. Many problems can be avoided by appropriately quarantining new stock before release into ponds, or culture tanks maintaining water quality and a stress free environment and regular disease monitoring of stock. In the event of disease outbreak, stock can sometimes be effectively treated by Freshwater or salt baths, or via veterinarian prescribed treatments.


Aquaculture laws & Regulations

Developing and implementing policies that enable marine aquaculture and works to ensure that aquaculture complies with existing federal laws and regulations are a very essential step in the field of aquaculture. Such policies and regulations ensure environmental protection, water quality, food safety, increase efficiency, transparency, and predictability in making permit decisions and protection of public health.


Fisheries Management

Typically, management is directed at maintaining a stock size that gives the maximum sustainable yield (or catch) through various management regulations (e.g. total allowable catch [TAC], number of boats in the fishery, etc.) aimed at controlling, either directly or indirectly, the level of fishing mortality. Fishing management involves not only direct regulations, but also management of access rights, influencing of fisher’s attitudes toward the resources and other broader issues. The scope of fisheries management has widened in recent years to consider aspects beyond size of the fishery resource, implying an ecosystem approach.

• Control fishing mortality

• Sink for fish eggs and larvae to improve recruitment

• Food web integrity and biodiversity

• Management of harvested species

• Hedge against uncertainty



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. By seeking to elucidate mechanistic relationships between fish species and their surrounding oceanic habitats, the field of fisheries oceanography aims to provide a solid understanding of fish behaviour, population dynamics, and life history with an ecosystem perspective.




Important and scope:

From olden days, fishing from lakes, rivers and oceans has been a major source of food, provider of employment and other economic benefits for humanity. Aquaculture is counted be probably the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world currently. The growing concern and awareness about the health advantages and nutritional value associated with seafood surge its consumption. Also, rising demand for fish oil in various industries like healthcare, pharmaceuticals, food and dietary supplements among others further contribute to the market growth significantly. The combined result of the growth of aquaculture worldwide and the expansion in world population is that the average annual per capita supply of food fish for human consumption has grown ten times in the past 2 decades.



Aquaculture is the quickest developing food production system in the global due to the lack of naturally available varieties of fisheries harvested in natural environments. The increasing consciousness of the dietary benefits and nutritional value associated with seafood has accelerated its consumption. Aquatic products, particularly cultivated salmon and shrimps, are exceptionally nutritious sources of food, consisting of important proteins, vitamins A, B, D, and Niacin, minerals like iron, iodine, zinc, and osphorus. These foods also have a significant source of Omega-3 fatty acids for example docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

Worldwide aquaculture and Fisheries market values at $160.98 billion in 2017 and is expected to grow $224.2 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 5.15 percent during the forecast period.

As per reports an annual growth rate for the worldwide aquaculture industry of 4.46 percent for the 5year period between 2018 and 2022. In 2018, the report predicts a CAGR of 3.72; a CAGR of 4.12 percent in 2019; 4.50 percent in 2020; 4.83 percent in 2021; and 5.15 percent in 2022.


Aquaculture in Europe:

In Europe, Consumption of fish in the EU increased for nearly all of the main commercial species. It reached 24,33 kg per capita, 3% more than in 2015 aquaculture accounts for about 20% of fish production and directly employs some 85 000 people. The section is mainly composed of SMEs or micro-enterprises in coastal and rural areas. Europe aquaculture is eminent for its high quality, sustainability and consumer protection standards. EU overall output has been more or less constant in volume since 2000 whereas worldwide production, at the same time, has been developing by almost 7% per year.


Aquaculture in America:

Marine Aquaculture in the U.S contributes to seafood supply, supports commercial fisheries, restores habitat and at-risk species, and maintains economic activity in coastal communities and at working waterfronts in every coastal state. Aquaculture also supports commercial and recreational fisheries. About 40% of the salmon caught in Alaska and 80-90% in the Pacific Northwest start their lives in a hatchery - contributing over 270 million dollars to the Commercial Fisheries.


Aquaculture in Asia Pacific:

Asia Pacific aquaculture market is expected to grow on account of higher fish consumption in coastal regions including India, Australia, Japan and numerous South Eastern countries. Local civilizations are known to practice small scale aquaculture since ancient times in South East Asia and Pacific in the form of shellfish, shrimp and sea cucumbers cultivation and seaweed farms. Asia Pacific (excluding China) was the 2nd largest market for aquaculture with market demand of 17.965.2 kilo tons in 2013, and is estimated to increase with a CAGR of 2.1% from 2014 to 2020 due to technological innovation and climatic conditions in this region.

Global Aquaculture Universities:

•             University of Florence, Italy

•             Kyoto University, Japan

•             Ehime University, Japan

•             Hokkaido University, Japan

•             Wageningen University, Netherlands

•             University of Gothenburg, Sweden

•             Natioanl Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

•             Playmouth University, UK

•             University of Aberdeen, UK

•             University of Stirling, UK

•             University of Hall, UK


Global Aquaculture Societies:

•             World Aquaculture Society, USA

•             American Fisheries Society, USA

•             U. S. Aquaculture Society, USA

•             National Aquaculture Association, USA

•             Asian Fisheries Society, Malaysia

•             Aquaculture Association of Canada, Canada

•             Aquaculture Association of S. Africa, South Africa

•             European Aquaculture Society, Europe

•             Brazilian Aquaculture Society (AQUABIO), Brazil

•             Indonesian Aquaculture Society, Indonesia

•             Society of Aquaculture Professionals, India

•             Malaysian Fisheries Society, Malaysia



Aquaculture 2019 gives an exciting opportunity to meet with like-minded people and industry peers. This Conference will bring together people from different geographical areas to learn, discuss and explore wisdom in the direction of aquaculture.

The primary objectives of the conference:

Engage young researchers and scientists to conduct improved studies and researches that open up new avenues for a better world.

Maximize the interchange of insight, experience and research advancements on the concerned topics which will result in maximum utilization, cultivation, conservation and development of aquatic resources.

Facilitate effective gathering and discourse among those included in innovative activities in fisheries and aquaculture nationally and internationally.

Extend cooperation between concerned governmental and non-governmental institutions.

Generating public awareness by discussing various advancements and challenges of the Aquaculture and Fisheries sector and also by promoting innovative products and services via exhibition.


To share your views and research, please click here to register for the Conference.

To Collaborate Scientific Professionals around the World

Conference Date June 27-28, 2019
Sponsors & Exhibitors Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities
Speaker Opportunity Closed Day 1
Poster Opportunity Closed Click Here to View

Media Partners