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Deadline for Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2024 abstract submission ends soon

The event will be held at the Grand City Hall Convention and Exhibition Centre in Surabaya, Indonesia from July 2-5, 2024.

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April 11, 2024

The three-day Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2024 (APA2024) international event will be held at the Grand City Hall Convention and Exhibition Centre in Surabaya, Indonesia from July 2-5, 2024. APA2024 will offer nearly 100 sessions that will cover all aspects of aquaculture trends, best practices, and latest technology in aquaculture advancements.


The plenary session on the first day of the event will be led by Prof. Dr. Rokhmin Dahuri, president of Indonesia Aquaculture Society and the former Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia (2001-2004). He has been a lecturer and professor at the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, IPB University, since 1986. Additionally, he has served as an advisor to ten governors of Indonesian Provinces since 2010 and continues to do so for marine and fisheries economic development. From 2010 to 2014 and from 2020 until now, he has been an advisor to the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.


Dahuri will be followed by Dr. J.K. Jena, deputy director general (Fisheries Science) at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India since January 2016 and steering the eight fisheries science institutes of the ICAR. With 32 years of research experience in different fields of freshwater aquaculture and conservation genetics, Dr. J.K. Jena has also provided leadership to 19 animal science institutes as deputy director general (Animal Science), ICAR for over three and half years. Before this, he served as the Director of the ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow, India for over five years. Dr. Jena has published 215 research papers in national and international journals of repute, besides several books and other publications. Dr. Jena also occupies the Chair of the Governing Council of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA), Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. J.K. Jena will present Meeting the Aspirations of Blue Transformation: R&D as Key Driver for his plenary presentation.

To date, more than 200 booths (90%) have been sold and hundreds of abstracts have already been submitted. Registration for the conference remains open with early bird categories still available. Deadline for abstract submission is April 30, 2024.

Blue Genetics is the Silver Sponsor for APA24.

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