Welcome to our Global International Conference on Aquaculture. The Conference will be held in Gold Coast, Australia on 14th- 17th May, 2024. While choosing our venue we kept in mind availability of the best possible facilities as well as ease of access. We hope our attendees will appreciate not only our selection of venue but the dates.
The official language of the conference is English. Translation and interpreting services will not be available
The submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed, accepted and registered abstracts will be published into supporting journals only after presentation during the conference, which will be sent for major indexing, such as Google Scholar and SCOPUS, etc.
May is a delightful time to visit the Gold Coast, Australia. During this month, you can expect pleasant weather and a range of activities to enjoy.
Mild Weather: May is part of the autumn season in the Gold Coast. The temperatures are generally mild, with daytime highs ranging from 20°C to 26°C (68°F to 79°F).
We encourage participants to dress comfortably in business casual attire. Meeting room temperatures may vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort.
Please arrive at the conference room at least 30 minutes before your session begins. There may be changes to the conference program, for which participants will be notified in a timely manner. There is free Wi-Fi in the conference room. Electrical outlets will not be available for use due to safety reasons. As a courtesy to speakers and other participants, mobile phones must be turned to silent before entering the sessions. The event will be photographed. If you are taking photos, please turn off your flash. The distribution of advertising messages in any form is strictly prohibited, except for exhibitors/sponsors.
The following passport holders are able to access Australia's Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) issuing system online.
|Andorra||Iceland||Republic of San Marino|
|Greece||Norway||United States of America|
|Hong Kong (SAR)||Portugal||Vatican City|
All other country participants can apply for a visa at the Australian embassy or consulate in the region in which they live. To avoid uncertainty, participants will be advised to apply for a visa as early as possible. It is recommended that they apply for Australian visa at least 1 month in advance
* For more information, please contact the local Australian Embassy in your country or visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/
Please note Aqua farm and the organizing committee of the conference are not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Notification of Invitation Letter issued by Aqua farm and conference Committee Board. Should your application be denied, Aqua farm and the organizing committee of the conference cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will Materials Australia and the organizing committee of the conference engage in discussion or correspondence with the Embassy on behalf of the applicant.
If you require a letter of invitation for your visa application, please submit a request for a letter of invitation.
At least one of the following criteria must be met in order to honour the request for a letter of invitation. The requesting party must either:
Please provide the following information in your request:
Name: Rakshith Kumar
The aquaculture market in Australia is a thriving and dynamic sector that plays a significant role in the country's food production and economic growth. Over the past three decades, the demand for seafood in Australia has significantly increased, surpassing the supply from domestic production and continuing to grow. To meet this demand, the potential for substantial expansion of domestic aquaculture exists, catering to both domestic and international markets.
Aquaculture production takes place across various regions in Australia, ranging from the tropical north to the temperate south. The industry plays a vital role in regional development, primarily based in regional areas and making a positive economic contribution.
In 2022-23, aquaculture production value increased by 11 %, driven by higher production of salmonids, tuna and abalone. Salmonoids production increased by 13 % in 2022-23 to a record 1.46 billion.
Fisheries and aquaculture production is forecast to remain stable in 2023-24 valued at 3.7 billion.
The value of fisheries and aquaculture product exports is expected to increase by 7 per cent in 2022–23 to 1.37 billion, then forecast to rise another 7 per cent in 2023–24, to 1.47 billion.
Here are some key points about the aquaculture market in Australia
Growth and Importance: Aquaculture is a rapidly growing industry in Australia, driven by increasing demand for seafood products, domestic consumption, and export opportunities. It is considered an important sector for food security and regional economic development.
Diverse Product Range: Australia's aquaculture sector encompasses a wide range of species, including salmon, barramundi, oysters, prawns, tuna, mussels, abalone, and more. This diversity allows for a varied and sustainable production system.
Sustainable Practices: The Australian aquaculture industry is committed to adopting sustainable practices to minimize environmental impact. This includes implementing responsible farming methods, reducing resource usage, managing water quality, and enhancing ecosystem conservation.
High-Quality Products: Australian aquaculture products are known for their high quality and stringent food safety standards. The industry adheres to strict regulations and quality assurance programs to ensure the safety and integrity of its products.
Export Market: Australia is a major exporter of aquaculture products, particularly to the Asia-Pacific region. It benefits from its reputation for clean and green production practices, which enhances market opportunities and consumer confidence.
Research and Innovation: Australia has a strong focus on research and innovation in the aquaculture sector. Universities, research institutions, and industry collaborations drive advancements in breeding techniques, disease management, feed formulation, and production systems
Indigenous Involvement: The aquaculture industry in Australia recognizes and values the involvement of Indigenous communities in traditional aquaculture practices and promotes their participation in sustainable and culturally appropriate ventures.
Government Support: The Australian government provides support and funding for the aquaculture industry through research grants, industry development programs, and regulatory frameworks to promote growth, sustainability, and innovation
Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic organisms, has emerged as a significant contributor to the global food industry. With the increasing demand for seafood, declining wild fish stocks, and a growing population, aquaculture plays a pivotal role in meeting the global protein requirements.
Market Size and Growth: The global aquaculture market has experienced remarkable growth in recent years and continues to expand at a steady pace. According to industry reports, the market was valued at 200 billion USD in 2020 and is projected to reach 262 billion USD by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period. This growth is driven by various factors, including increasing seafood consumption, rising global population, and advancements in aquaculture technologies.
In 2019, Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global aquaculture market and is poised to maintain its dominance in the future. The region's strong position can be attributed to its significant contribution to aquaculture production and consumption. With favourable factors such as abundant water resources, growing population, and increasing demand for seafood, Asia-Pacific is well-positioned to drive the growth of the global aquaculture market.
The Asia-Pacific region, led by countries such as China, India, and South Korea, is poised to experience significant growth in the aquaculture market. It is estimated to reach $24.4 billion by 2027. These projections indicate a positive outlook for the aquaculture industry, providing opportunities for stability and expansion in the fishing sector.
The United States market is currently valued at $2.7 billion, while China is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.9%. By 2027, the global market is expected to reach a size of $177.3 billion, with China maintaining its position as one of the fastest-growing markets. Other notable markets include Japan and Canada, forecasted to grow at rates of 2.5% and 3.4% respectively during the period of 2020 to 2027. In Europe, Germany is projected to grow at approximately 2.7% CAGR.
Key Market Trends: Sustainable Aquaculture Practices: Sustainability has become a central focus in the aquaculture industry. Governments, organizations, and industry players are adopting responsible farming practices to minimize environmental impact, conserve natural resources, and ensure the long-term viability of the sector. This includes reducing reliance on wild fish for feed, improving feed efficiency, optimizing water usage, and implementing effective waste management strategies.
Technological Advancements: The integration of advanced technologies in aquaculture is revolutionizing the industry. Automation, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are being used to enhance monitoring and control systems, optimize feeding regimes, detect diseases, and improve overall farm management. These technologies help increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability while minimizing environmental risks.
Rising Demand for Premium Seafood: With the growing consumer focus on health and sustainability, there is a rising demand for premium seafood products. Consumers are increasingly seeking out aquaculture products that are ethically produced, traceable, and meet high-quality standards. This presents opportunities for industry players to cater to niche markets and premium segments, offering differentiated and value-added products.
Expansion of Marine Species Culture: While traditional fish species such as salmon, shrimp, and tilapia dominate the aquaculture market, there is a growing interest in cultivating marine species like oysters, mussels, sea cucumbers, and seaweed. These species not only diversify the product range but also contribute to the development of a more sustainable and integrated aquaculture system.
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