International Conference on
Sustainable Aquaculture (Aqua-Thailand)

ABOUT

Event:   International Conference on Sustainable Aquaculture (Virtual Conference)

Date: 10 – 11 August 2021

Organized by:
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

National Science and Technology Development Agency
Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation

Event Concept:
This virtual conference is the first in a series of 5-scheduled conferences for an overview and four main session topics, which are focused on 1) Technologies for Sustainable Farming Practice, 2) The Future of Aquaculture Feeds, 3) Selective Breeding for Sustainable Aquaculture, and 4) Health and Disease Management for Aquaculture, in early and late development on aquatic animals throughout the production process.

Rationale:
According to the FAO document “The State of the World Fishery and Aquaculture” (2020), estimated global fish production reached about 179 million tonnes in 2018. Total global capture fisheries production reached the highest level ever recorded at 96.4 million tonnes – an increase of 5.4 % from the average of the previous three years. The increase was mostly driven by marine capture fisheries, with production from marine areas increasing to 84.4 million tonnes in 2018 – up from 81.2 million in 2017.

Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic animals. World aquaculture production attained another all-time record high of 114.5 million tonnes in live weight in 2018, with a total farmgate sale value of USD 263.6 billion (the price of the product available at the farm, excluding any separately billed transport or delivery charge.)  The total production consisted of: 82.1 million tonnes of aquatic animals, 32.4 million tonnes of aquatic algae and 26,000 tonnes of ornamental seashell and pearls.

Across the world, the fisheries and aquaculture sectors are major sources of employment (59.5 million people in 2018), with about 20.5 million people employed in aquaculture and 39.0 million in fisheries, a slight increase from 2016. Overall, the highest numbers of fishers and aquaculture workers are in Asia, and account for 85 % of the world total.

In 2018, about 88 % of the 179 million tonnes of total fish production was utilized for direct human consumption and 12 % was used for non-food purposes. In 2018, live, fresh or chilled fish still represented the largest share of fish utilized for direct human consumption. At the global level, since 2016, aquaculture has been the main source of fish available for human consumption. In 2018, this share was 52 %, a figure that can be expected to continue to increase in the long term.

However, FAO has questioned whether we are using our fishery resources sustainably or not. In order to measure the progress towards SDG 14, a key indicator is the proportion of fish stocks that are within biologically sustainable levels. This can help estimate the sustainability of the world’s marine capture fisheries. Unfortunately, the percentage of fish stocks that are within biologically sustainable levels have decreased from 90 % in 1974 to 65.8 % in 2017.

The total production from fisheries and aquaculture and human consumption have shown increasing trends and the percentage of fish stocks that are within biologically sustainable levels are decreasing. Therefore, it is essential to pay attention to the progress in research, knowledge and technology in aquaculture both domestically and internationally. Exchange of knowledge and research trends is crucial for the aquaculture industry to meet the global standards for future sustainability.

Sessions:
– Session 1: Technologies for Sustainable Farming Practice
– Session 2: The Future of Aquaculture Feeds
– Session 3: Selective Breeding for Sustainable Aquaculture
– Session 4: Health and Disease Management for Aquaculture

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Registration Fees:

Registration TypeFees
GovernmentNon-Government
(+VAT 7%)
Thai Participants (Online)600 THB642 THB
Overseas Participants (Online)
700 THB
Remarks: For Thai participants, who require the receipts issued in the name of the individual, must pay a registration fee included 7% VAT.

Payment Conditions :

  • 1% withholding tax has been exempted, as BIOTEC, NSTDA is a government organization.
  • In case of credit card payment, please note that;
    • Debit cards and credit cards for organization are not accepted.
    • Not to press the submit button a second time for payments.
    • If you already made the payment, you would receive a payment confirmation email once the transaction is completed. This may take up to 1 week since Bangkok Bank will need to make some additional checks before accepting the payment.
  • In case of wire transfer payment, the registration fee is NOT included the money transfer fee charged by the intermittent bank and recipient bank, please note that;
    • A scanned copy of the local or international transfer receipt must be indicated the exact name of the registrants and e-mail to aqua-thailand@biotec.or.th 
  • If you already made the payment, you would receive a payment confirmation email once the transaction is completed. This may take up to 2-3 weeks since Bangkok Bank will need to make some additional checks before accepting the payment.
  • Please note that the registration is completed when payment has been processed.
  • Please note that the date on the receipt will be the date that we have received the payment.

Payment Method:
1. Online credit card payment
2. Wire transfer: Please make bank transfers payable to:

  • Bank name: Bangkok Bank
  • Bank code: 080
  • Saving account name: National Science and Technology Development Agency
  • Account no: 080-0-000010
  • Branch name: Thailand Science Park
  • Branch address: 111 Phahonyothin Road, Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120 Thailand
  • SWIFT code: BKKBTHBK
QR Code for m-banking

How to Join Conference:
The organizers will send you a link to attend the online conference by 5 August 2021.

Conference Secretariat:
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)

113 Thailand Science Park, Phahonyothin Rd., Khlong Nueng
Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
Phone:    (66) 2564 6700 ext. 3380-3382
E-mail:    aqua-thailand@biotec.or.th 
Website:  https://www.biotec.or.th/aqua-thailand