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9th World Aqua Congress, will be organized around the theme “To Explore the recent trends in Aquaculture”
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Freshwater aquaculture produces species that are native to rivers, lakes, and streams. U.S. freshwater aquaculture is dominated by catfish but also produces trout, tilapia, and bass. Freshwater aquaculture takes place primarily in ponds and in on-land, manmade systems such as recirculating aquaculture systems.
Asia contributes over 90% of global aquaculture production and plays a key role in the development of appropriate culture systems and technologies. Aquaculture production accounts for almost half of world fish supply and increases by 10%. It is expected to surpass capture fisheries production in the next 10 years. Further development of aquaculture is also expected to help us move away from dependence on overexploited capture fisheries resources and to enhance and conserve aquatic habitats and biodiversity; but this expansion should not exceed the carrying capacity of water resources. Wild aquatic resources are essential sources of nutrition for rural populations. Any degradation of these resources from over-fishing, use of illegal fishing gears, introduction of exotic fish, misuse of chemicals, agro-industrial waste discharge, deforestation, breeding ground degradation and dam construction that can lead to blocking of migratory pathways will have dramatic impacts on the nutritional and health status of rural people.
Track 3: Fisheries Oceanography:
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.
Biotechnology is permanently linked not only to aquaculture but also to commercial and recreational fisheries, because of its potential positive and negative impacts on these resources. A brief account of the history of genetic biotechnology use in aquaculture and fisheries. The growth of worldwide aquaculture has been sustained and rapid, and the explosion of research in genetic biotechnology has made significant impact on aquaculture and fisheries, although potential for much greater progress exists. Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology: Genetic Approaches covers topics essential to the study of fish genetics, including qualitative and quantitative traits, crossbreeding, inbreeding, genetic drift, hybridization, selection programs, polyploidy, genomics and cloning. This fully updated second edition also addresses environmental risk, food safety and government regulation of transgenic aquatic organisms, commercial applications of fish biotechnology and future issues in fish genetics.
Track 5: Aquaculture Technology and Engineering Applications
Fish and other seafood represent an abundant and increasingly important source of healthy food for a growing world population. Observing and understanding the dynamics of the oceans as well as managing, harvesting and culturing its resources in sustainable ways require knowledge and smart technological solutions. Now a days research on fisheries and aquaculture systems focuses on how engineering cybernetics and its accompanying enabling technologies such as automatic control, smart sensors and monitoring systems, can be applied to better understand the processes of the sea and enhance the design and operation of marine biological production and harvesting systems. Important topics include systems biology, mathematical modelling of biological processes and production systems, aquaculture process control, underwater robotics, marine instrumentation and aquatic telemetry.
Track 6: Fisheries Management and Policy:
“The integrated process of information gathering, analysis, planning, consultation, decision-making, allocation of resources and formulation and implementation, with enforcement as necessary, of regulations or rules which govern fisheries activities in order to ensure the continued productivity of the resources and the accomplishment of other fisheries objectives. The fisheries management authority and the interested parties. The fishers and fishing companies would usually be the major participants amongst the interested parties. The fisheries management authority is that entity which has been given the mandate by the State (or States in the case of an international authority) to perform specific management functions. In many countries that authority would be a Department of Fisheries or, within a broader Department, a Division of Fisheries. However, a fisheries management authority does not have to fall directly within central government, and could be, for example, provincial, local, parastatal or private. Any one of these arrangements can function effectively, given an adequate legal framework in which to operate and the resources necessary to fulfil their function.
Aquatic immunology compacts with disease problems represent the largest single cause of monetary losses in aquaculture. In 1988, catfish producers lost over 100 million fish worth nearly $11 million. Estimates for 1989 forecast even major losses. The trout industry reported 1988 losses of over 20 million fish worth over $2.5 million. No data are avail on losses sustained by producers of shellfish. Bacterial infections constitute the most significant source of disease problems in all the diverse types of production. Gram-negative bacteria cause epizootics in nearly all cultured species. Fungal diseases constitute the second most essential source of losses, above all in the culture of crustaceans and salmon. External protozoan parasites are accountable for the loss of huge numbers of fry and fingerling fin fishes and are a cause of epizootics from all young shellfish. The number of therapeutants approved by the Food and Drug Administration is limited. Invention to support the registration of promising therapeutic agents is urgently needed
Track 8: Advances in Aquaculture Nutrition:
Freshwater fish species account for almost 50.00% of the world's aquaculture production, with tilapia, carp and catfish representing the primary culture species. These species are cultured in numerous countries as they have adaptable feeding habits, respond well to a wide variety of culture technologies and are well accepted by consumers. All three species can be easily reared on commercially produced floating feeds. Feeds not only represent one of the primary production costs and source of nutrients but they are also the primary source of pollutants that contribute to poor water quality and disease occurrences. Understanding the nutrient requirements, optimizing commercial feed formulations and managing feed inputs are all critical to the continued success of the industry. This chapter will review current concepts on nutrient requirements, pre- and probiotics, the options of using incomplete feeds as well as current trends in feed manufacturing.
Track 9: Diseases in Aquaculture:
Infectious diseases pose one of the most significant threats to successful aquaculture. The maintenance of large numbers of fish crowded together in a small area provides an environment conducive for the development and spread of infectious diseases. In this crowded, relatively unnatural environment, fish are stressed and more susceptible to disease. Moreover, the water environment, and limited water flow, facilitates the spread of pathogens within crowded populations.
Track 10: Asian fisheries management:
The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission, originally called the Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council is a Food and Agriculture Organization Article XIV Regional Fisheries Body which covers fisheries, aquaculture and related aquatic resource issues in the Asia-Pacific region. APFIC functions as a Regional Consultative Forum raising awareness amongst member countries, fisheries organizations and fisheries professionals in the Asia-Pacific region. In recent years, APFIC has covered a range of regional fisheries issues, including co-management of fisheries, low value/trash fish (may be referred to as bycatch where not targeted catch) in the region, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and fishing capacity management, certification in fisheries (e.g. ecolabel) and aquaculture, ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture and improving resilience of fishery livelihoods. Most recently work has focussed on developing a training course for Ecosystem Approach to Fishery Management and guidelines for tropical trawl fisheries management.
When a last growing improved variety of fish having good taste are cultured in small and controlled water body under controlled conditions and management is called Fish Culture. Like in Agriculture, in fish culture also, the water body is prepared, fertilised, stocked with cultivable fish species, fed with supplementary food and grown to bigger size and ultimately harvested when they attain marketable size. Fish Culture is being one of the most productive culture practice, therefore, fish culture is very common and widely practised in most of the countries of the world. This fish culture practice do not only produces nutritious food - fish for the improving nutritional status but also helps in generating income and provide job opportunities to the mass of the people. The fish culture is comparatively easier, thus a person affords to look after larger production areas in compare to other agricultural activities. Moreover, by this practice system, fish is produced at low and lower cost and the increased production give economic benefit to the grower. The construction of a water body in the form of small or big pond do not only facilitates to carry fish culture but it also helps in conserving water to use as per the need arises e.g. to fight against the fire or to save the major agricultural crop by irrigation in drought condition.
Track 12: Aquaculture Economics:
The economics of aquaculture is reviewed on two levels: micro and macro. Micro-economics in aquaculture deals mainly with the management measures and elements affecting the efficiency of operation at the farm level, while macro-economic addresses the assessment of social benefits and costs of an aquaculture project. If aquaculture is socially beneficial but unattractive to private investors, public support on credit, marketing, extension, training, and research may be appropriate, especially during the early stages of development. The importance of economic analysis is emphasized since it provides a basis not only in the decision making of the individual farmer, but also in the formulation of aquaculture policies. Thus, greater attention should be focused on the improvement of economic data for analysis.