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Aquasg'16 Conference - Report

The first AquaSG’16 conference on Innovation and Investment in Aquaculture with the total of 450 participants focused on the recent innovations and advances for investment in shrimp aquaculture. The Academic Professionals, Industrial stakeholders, Innovative Investors, Students and Scholars from more than 25 countries spanning all continents gathered during the three conference days at the Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore.

The fact that nearly 80 % of the participants at AquaSG’16 came from Asian countries shows the vital interest in aquaculture on the continent and substantiates the conference as a truly Asian event. The conference programme featured the input of 22 speakers from 15 countries, including representatives from major development organisations such as Institution of Aquaculture, Singapore (IAS),Asian Aquaculture Network (AAN) Agri-food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore, Development Centre for Fisheries, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia and Institute of Aquaculture University of Stirling, UK. National and governmental institutions, mainly from Singapore but also from Thailand, Europe and Latin America, were also present. Bringing together leading experts and practitioners from Asia and beyond, the conference proved an excellent opportunity for networking and sharing experiences in the application of technology for professional development. Projects and initiatives from all over Asia were presented, and the agenda featured valuable examples of how the latest developments in Aquaculture are being put to work in the service of increasing the food security regardless of their location or level of technology.

Pre Conference Workshop-17-18 October, 2017

In addition to the sessions held at Conference, a preconference workshop on Shrimp Culture System, Recirculation Aquaculture system (RAS) Training, Nutrition and Feeding of Fish and Shrimp within Intensive Farming System , Hatchery and Broodstock management were aimed at bringing together expertise on a specific topics in Shrimp Aquaculture across economies.

Conference Summary:

The world renowed speakers such as Dr.Claude E.Boyd, Dr.Albert Tacon, Dr. Shaum M. Moss and Dr.Farshad Shishehchian shared their expertise in the specialised areas in research, nutrition, farming technology and investment for the aquaculture industry.The outlook for aquaculture in major production regions clearly depicts the contribution of our sector in meeting the food security

and it acts as a catalyst to socio-economic benefits.It focused not only on the aquaculture industry development but also on investment outlook with the view of enabling the investors to gain treasured insights from the different eminent speakers about this remarkable emerging industry. The innovative technologies like Land based cost effective RAS, Aquamimicry, UR 30 and Brass wire cage systems were really interesting and will find a place in future aquaculture practices. The themes of the conference on first, second and third day were on Aquaculture Science and Technology Development, Aquaculture Industry Development Across Economies and Investment Outlook in Major Aquaculture Production Regions: Importing & Exporting labor cost, Tax.

The following subjects were the topics of the three days conference:

  • Water and Sediment Quality in Shrimp Aquaculture
  • Shrimp Genetics & Broodstock Selection
  • Optimal Nutrition for Rainbow Trout
  • Shrimp Culture System
  • Development Technology of Super Intensive Culture for Pacific White Shrimp P.vannamei
  • Application of RAS Technology in Hatchery production
  • Innovation for Sustainable Shrimp Farming- Aquamimicry RAS
  • Outlook for Aquaculture in Brazil, Latin America, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.
  • Aquaculture Profitability with Brass Wire Cages Systems
  • UR 30 Environmentally Friendly Aquaculture wire
  • Sustainable water solutions for Aquaculture “RAS 2020-Land based Farming for the Future”


AquaSG’16 was accompanied by a parallel exhibition that established itself as a central meeting and networking point within the conference and an opportunity to find out about the latest services and products. Expressive appreciation of the display and presentations was articulated by representatives and attendees alike.

List of Exhibitors

  • Blue Aqua International Pte Ltd
  • XpertSea, Canada
  • Uni-President, Vietnam
  • Mitsubishi Shindoh Co.,Ltd.
  • Hanna Instruments, Singapore
  • Wieland group,Germany
  • Motion Control (S) pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Sanwa Bio tech, Singapore
  • Trans Instruments, Singapore
  • Veolia Group, Singapore
  • World Aquaculture Society, Asian Pacific Chapter
  • Berg + Schmidt Functional Lipids, Germany
  • AquaBio Tech Group,Malta.

Farmers Group Visits

  • S.E.A. Aquarium located at Sentosa ,showcasing the marine habitat of different oceans and continents with astonishing varieties of finfishes and shellfishes.
  • Arowana Fish Farming and Hatchery technology at Lim Chu Kang .
  • Koi Carp farming and trading Centre, Sungei Tengah Agrotechnology Park.
  • Nanyang Technological University,Boonlay.
  • Aquaculture Research Centre,School of Applied Sciences, Temasek Polytechnic.

Overhead Discussions:

Had a discussion with Dr. Lee Chee Wee, President, Insitution of Aquaculture Singapore & Director, School of Applied Science Temasek Polytechnic and with Mr. Lim Huan Sein, Director of the Institution of Aquaculture, Singapore regarding Memorandum of Understanding for Students Scientist overseas studies and projects. Also had a fruitful discussion with His Excellency Teng Theng Dar ,the Singapore Non-president ,Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman for setting R & D and business collaborations for the Ornamental fish farmers of India and Singapore.

In Conference

Research Facility

Farm Visit

Aquarium at Sentosa