BIT's 7th Annual World Congress of Aquaculture and Fisheries (WCAF-2018)
About WCAF-2018

We are honored to announce that BIT's 7th Annual World Congress of Aquaculture and Fisheries (WCAF-2018) will be held during October 29-31, 2018 in Weihai, China. With the theme "New Era of Aquaculture Science & Technology", the congress aims to be most influential aquaculture event where technologies meet opportunities. By the successful running of last year's congress, it has attracted more than 400 participants from 30+ countries. A prospection of 500+ delegates, 100+ presentations will make it to be the unique platform for Academic & Industrial information exchange & network expansion.

Highlights of WCAF-2018

♦ 250+ Attendees Coming from All over the World to Exchange Ideas, Build New Networks, and Foster Friendships
♦ 100+ Oral Presentations & 30+ Posters Covering the Hot Topics and Cutting-Edge Technology in the Field of Aquaculture & Fisheries and Ocean
♦ Creating a Harmonious Environment for Panel Discussion, Project Matchmaking, Investment and Career Development
♦ Social Activities and Networking, Field Trip and Build Partnerships in China, Find Huge Opportunities and Markets for Your Business over the World
♦ Opportunities to Visit Famous Science Spots & Historical Sites in China

Concurrent Forums

Aquaculture plays a critical role in meeting the world’s future demand for animal protein for human consumption. During recent decades, among the most significant advancements in the field of aquaculture is the development of techniques of aquaculture reproduction and breeding. Genetically improved stocks of aquaculture species are critical for the development of a profitable aquaculture production with better utilization of limited feed, land and water resources.

Nutrition is a very important part in aquaculture production. The main objective of aquaculture nutrition is to ensure balanced food portions. However, to meet the increased demand for seafood, it is not enough to just focus on aquatic feed; controlling diseases for fish is also one of the toughest challenges for the fish farmers. Addressing health and nutrition issues has become important for sustainable growth of aquaculture.

In common with all other food production practices, aquaculture is facing challenges for sustainable development. Most aqua-farmers are continuously pursuing ways and means of improving their production practices, to make them more efficient and cost-effective. Awareness of potential environmental problems has increased significantly. Efforts are under way to further improve human capacity, resource use and environmental management in aquaculture.

Marine algae, as primary producers, are ecologically important, and economically have been used as food and medicines for centuries. Today, various species of marine algae provide not only food but also produce extracts such as agar, carrageenans, and alginates. These extracts are used in numerous food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and industrial applications; it also extends into several areas like nutraceutical research, renewable energy source, bioremediation and aquaculture etc. Presently, microalgae are used worldwide as an alternate protein source replacing fishmeal successfully.

Food security has persistently been recognized as one of the world’s main challenges. As one of the vital food source of food for people, seafood has substantial social and economic importance. China is a traditional fishery country with an aquaculture production accounted for 70% of the world and meanwhile it is also a big country of fishery consumer. Sustainable seafood can often be an indicator of better quality seafood as both sustainability and quality criteria are largely underpinned by full traceability. It is more than just ensuring that our marine ecosystems are adequately protected.

The objective of this Congress is to bring together acclaimed experts, academicians, senior scientists, industry executives and project leaders involved in aquaculture and fishery to share, network and develop advanced technology, in order to let us get a better idea of the current development situation of Aquaculture and Fisheries.

Past Renowned Speakers
Dr. Tormod Thomsen
Global Director Seafood
Firmenich
Norway
Dr. Anthony C. Ostrowski
Chief Scientific Officer 
Sino Agro Food, Inc.
China
Dr. H. Jurgen Kreuzer
Scientific Advisor & Co-founder
4-Deep Inwater Imaging
Canada
Dr. Assaf Shechter
Founder & CEO
Enzootic Ltd.
USA
Mr. Hartwig Retzlaff 
CEO
Deutsche See GmbH
Germany
Dr. Philippe A. Douillet
President
Ecomicrobials LLC
USA
Mr. Alex Diana
Asia Technical Sales Manager
Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition
GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Dr. Budi Tangendjaja
Technical Consultant
U.S. Grains Council
Indonesia
Mr. Mael He
Head
Agriculture Underwriting for China
Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
China
Ms. Sofia Jatinto Morais
Feed Additives Innovation
Development Manager
LUCTA S.A.
Spain
Dr. Sergi Segarra
R&D Project Manager
BIOIBERICA S.A.U.
Spain
Mr. Oddgeir Oddsen
Managing Director
ProChaete Innovations Ltd.
Norway
Dr. Florian Nagel
Research Manager
Aller Aqua Research
Denmark
Dr. Yeng Sheng Lee
Global Marketing Senior
Specialist
MSD Animal Health
USA
Mr. Johannes Venneman
Director
European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders
Belgium
Dr. Niels Alsted
Vice President
BioMar Group
Denmark
Mr. Igal Magen
Chief Technology Officer BioFishency
Israel
Dr. Fernando Castro Talero
South East Asia Technical Regional Manager
EpicoreBioNetworks Inc.
USA
Dr. Rebecca Dean
Head of Environment
The Scottish Salmon Company
UK
Dr. Partha Bandyopadhyay
General Manager
Biostadt India Limited
India
Exhibition & Posters

WCAF-2018 provides an ideal platform to showcase your novel technologies and products. It is developed to offer comfort to delegates while maximizing exhibitor exposure, the coffee breaks and poster sessions will all take place in the exhibition area promoting frequent repeated opportunities for delegates to visit the exhibits.

Why Reserve a Booth at WCAF-2018
♦ To Meet Face-to-Face with the International Movers and Shakers
♦ To Meet with Key Decision Marker
♦ To Explore Business Opportunities
♦ To Spotlight Advanced Technologies and Their Scientific and Commercial Applications
♦ To Take Advantage of the Conference's Captive Audience and Networking Opportunities within the Exhibition Hall

Hosting Organization
China Fisheries Association
Operating Organization
BIT Group Global Ltd.
Foreign Experts Databank of SAFEA-Dalian Branch
Concurrent Conference
Ocean-2018
Official Travel Agency
Exhibitors
         
XpertSea Solutions Inc., Canada          
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