A global conference on climate change adaptation in fisheries and aquaculture will be held in Bangkok from 8-10 August. The "FishAdapt" conference is being organised by 21 partner organisations from around the world and sponsored by the governments of Japan, Norway, Thailand and the United States.
Climate change is altering aquatic ecosystems, driving shifts in physical and chemical processes, ecological communities and the distribution and abundance of species. These changes have implications for fisheries management, food security and the livelihoods of more than 600 million people world wide that are employed in fisheries and aquaculture or related industries.
This conference is targeted at scientists, development professionals and natural resource managers working in the context of fisheries, aquaculture, rural development and related fields. It will provide a forum to share practical experiences in understanding the vulnerabilities associated with climate change and the development of risk management and adaptation strategies.
The conference will bridge inter-disciplinary gaps and provide a wider, shared perspective on the issues and the current state of knowledge. If you would like to contribute to the development of the conference or to help shape the programme please contact Cassandra De Young (Cassandra.DeYoung 'at' fao.org) for more information.
The FishAdapt Conference website is now open for registration and submission of abstracts!
The International Institute of Knowledge Management of Sri Lanka invites you to submit original research papers for presentation to the 3rd International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture (ICFA 2016) to be held from 24 – 25 August 2016, in Negombo - Sri Lanka with the theme "Aquaculture as an imperative segment of blue economy and sustainable development goals". The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 May 2016. For more information please visit the conference website for email abstract 'at' aquaconference.com.
The ASEAN Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference and Exposition 2016 and the 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum will be held from 3 to 7 August 2016, at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. The forum will be complemented by the 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries, which will be run as a parallel session with the forum.
For more information please visit the 11th AFAF website, which is now open for registrations. Submission of abstracts is now closed.
Professor H. P. C. Shetty (17 May 1930 - 11 November 2015) was the first Director of Instruction of the College of Fisheries Mangalore, established in 1969, the first such College in India, thereby laying the foundation for fisheries education. He was responsible for setting the syllabus and developing the campus of the College in Mangalore. He was involved in replicating the Mangalore Fisheries College model elsewhere in India and even abroad. As an Aquaculture Consultant to FAO, Rome, he prepared the curriculum for post-graduate degree programmes in Nigeria, Brazil and the Philippines.
Born on 17 May, 1930, Prof. Shetty was a student of St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. He did two post-graduate degrees (M.A and M.Sc) in Zoology and Biology from Madras Christian College. On completing his studies in 1956, Prof. Shetty began his career as Officer-in-Charge of Mahanady Estuarine Fisheries Research Investigation, Odisha.
Due to the world’s rapidly growing population, which is expected to peak somewhere around 9.5 billion, food production will need to be massively increased over the next few decades. This increase must be achieved without further degrading the environment. The unit environmental footprint of food production must be significantly reduced from where it is today. This concept, termed sustainable intensification, applies as much to aquaculture as it does to other agricultural sectors.