Asian Fisheries Society

E-Newsletter December 2014
25 Feb, 2015


Wishing all readers a very Happy and Productive 2015.

Year 2014 saw a number of activities organised by Asian Fisheries Society and its branches: 10th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (10ifaf) and International Workshop on Aquatic Animal Disease Surveillance organised by the Indian Branch; organisation of Sustainable Workshop and participation in China-Taiwan Bilateral Conference on Mariculture Technology, Innovation and Development for Young Scientists by the Taiwan branch; 5th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF5) by the Gender Group and 9th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA9) by the Fish Health Section of AFS, details of which are given in this issue.

Also arrangements are in full swing for holding the "2nd International Symposium on Aquaculture and Fisheries Education (ISAFE2)" scheduled for 22-24 April 2015 in Shanghai, China. This symposium is being jointly organized by AFS and Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), details of which are given in this issue.

Various international organisations have made estimates or revised past estimates on the demand for fish by year 2050, indicating the need for doubling aquaculture production, a stupendous task to achieve without impacting on the ecosystem, throwing challenges at research and development institutions. Details of these publications are given in this issue.

Shrimp disease – the early mortality syndrome (EMS) has played havoc with brackishwater aquaculture in many of Asian countries, reminding us the need for better management of aquatic ecosystem and health of aquatic animals.

The newsletter also provides a list of conferences/symposia to take place in the next 12 months, important publications that have come out in 2014 and some major news items.

I look forward to Members’ contributions to the newsletter.

Dr M.V. Gupta

E-Newsletter Dec 2014