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3rd International Conference on Aquaculture & Fisheries, will be organized around the theme “Innovations in Controlled Environment Aquaculture”

Aquaculture-2016 is comprised of 10 tracks and 91 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Aquaculture-2016.

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Fish farming or pisciculture is the major type of aquaculture, while other techniques may fall under mariculture. Aquaculture and fishery management entails raising fish profitably in tanks or enclosures, regularly for food. A competence that fish wild for recreational fishing or to increase a species' natural numbers is commonly referred to as a fish hatchery. The fish species used in fish farming are carp, salmon, tilapia, catfish across the world. Species that are estimated 230 species of fin fish, molluscs, crustaceans, aquatic plants, turtles, frogs, etc. are cultured. Culture systems like water-based systems, such as cages and pens, bottom, pole, rack, raft long-line systems for inshore and off-shore; land systems such as rain-fed ponds; irrigated or flow-through systems, tanks and raceways; land and water based systems, sea ranching; recycling such as high control enclosed systems, more open pond-based recirculation systems; integrated farming systems, such as integrated aquaculture, livestock-aquaculture

  • Track 1-1Fish farming techniques & approaches
  • Track 1-2Crustaceans farming techniques
  • Track 1-3Oyster farming techniques
  • Track 1-4Algaculture
  • Track 1-5Aquaponics
  • Track 1-6Integrated multi trophic aquaculture
  • Track 1-7Induced breeding techniques
  • Track 1-8Open ocean aquaculture and deep sea aquaculture

Fisheries and aquaculture meetings spotlight on Fish Habitat and ecological studies of physiological tolerances, predator avoidance and feeding, reproduction and life histories. Its unifying role is built on two postulations, introduced from that struggle is present interspecifically and intraspecifically under at least some situations, and that habitat features have some perseverance and predictability in space and time. Consistent with its central theoretical place in ecology, habitat science has added importantly to scientific opinion on pollution, coastal zone management and many other areas of environmental quality, even though it has been largely divorced from developments in fish population dynamics done for fisheries management. Commitments by most of agencies to apply an integrated, ecosystem to management of human activities in marine systems, poses new challenges to marine science advisors to organizations. Integrated management and ecosystem approaches both intrinsically require spatial thinking and spatial tools, building habitat science a particularly appropriate advisory framework, particularly because of this role of habitat in ecology. The vital mechanisms of biological dynamics, productivity, concentration, present much weaker opportunities for competition and less persistence and predictability, the foundations of theory and concepts behind current habitat science. This conference highlights thinking about 'habitat' that will be needed, if habitat science is to meet the advisory needs of the new approaches to management

  • Track 2-1Ecological flow management & fish habitat
  • Track 2-2Captive breeding
  • Track 2-3Ethnoichthyology & native fish conservation
  • Track 2-4Conservation biology of fishes
  • Track 2-5Conservation of endangered species
  • Track 2-6Catchment scale environment management in fish conservation
  • Track 2-7Principles of linking fish habitat
  • Track 2-8Stream fish ecology
  • Track 2-9Fish community structure & function in two habitat gradient
  • Track 2-10Pelagic energy pathways
  • Track 2-11Ecological effects on terrestrial & aquatic communities
  • Track 2-12Impact of climate change on the oceans and its effect on marine living resources

Transgenic fish conferences and aquaculture meetings mainly spotlight on disease problems represent the largest single cause of monetary losses in aquaculture. In 1988, channel catfish producers lost over 100 million fish worth nearly $11 million. Estimates for 1989 forecast even higher losses. The trout industry reported 1988 losses of 30 million fish costs over $2.7 million. No data are available on losses sustained by producers of shellfish. Bacterial infections constitute the most significant source of disease problems in all the diverse types of production. Gram-negative bacteria epizootics in cultured species. Fungal diseases constitute the second most essential source of losses, above all in the culture of crustaceans and salmon. Protozoan parasites are accountable for the loss of huge numbers of fry and fingerling fin fishes and are a cause of epizootics among young shellfish. 

  • Track 3-1Biological diversity of aquatic species
  • Track 3-2Comparative abilities of vegetative regeneration of aquatic plants
  • Track 3-3Sensory biology of aquatic animals
  • Track 3-4Mechanism of force generation in aquatic locomotion
  • Track 3-5Evolutionary adaptions of fishes to photic environment
  • Track 3-6Adaption of visual pigments to the aquatic environment

Meetings on aquaculture also focus on aspects like Aquaponics- Planning, Construction and maintenance. Specified the problems performing experiments on humans, medicinal research has focused on using model organisms to biologic processes conserved between humans and its lower grades. The most ordinary model organisms are small mammals, usually mice and rats. Although these models have significant benefits, they are also expensive to maintain, difficult to manipulate imperfect for large-scale genetic studies. The zebrafish model complements these deficiencies in experimental models. The cost is low, minute size, and external development of zebrafish makes it an outstanding model for vertebrate development biology. Techniques for large-scale genome mutagenesis and gene mapping, transgenesis, protein biology, cell transplantation and chimeric analysis, and chemical screens have immeasurably increased the control of this model organism. It is now achievable to rapidly determine the developmental property of a gene of interest, which identifies genetic and chemical modifications of the processes involved. Inventions made in zebrafish usually validated in mammals. With novel technologies regularly developed, the zebrafish is to significantly improve the vertebrate development under normal and pathologic circumstances

  • Track 4-1Viral diseases
  • Track 4-2Bacterial diseases
  • Track 4-3Fungal diseases
  • Track 4-4Parasitic diseases
  • Track 4-5Disease implications of aquaculture & wild fish populations
  • Track 4-6Human health implications of fish disease
  • Track 4-7Disease diagnosis & emergencies
  • Track 4-8Operational & record management
  • Track 4-9Control of sea lice on salmon farm sites

In fish species seminars and ethical issues meetings about the majority countries and specific aquaculture policy article does not exist and aquaculture is usually included in the Fishery Sector Development Policy, document. It is also mentioned in further strategic policy documents; those for Industry and Environment are the two major policy documents. In the absence of the policy, aquaculture development is primarily based on development strategy elaborated by the authorities in charge for the administering the division but without formal approval. Few mechanisms with the definition of policy mostly comprise unofficial consultations, having three exemptions. The foremost is in Spain where a formal Consultative Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture has been established in Cataluña including the main representatives from the aquaculture sector. The subsequent exception is in Greece, where there is an Agricultural Policy Council within the Agriculture; this is a consultative body in which representatives from the Ministry itself.

  • Track 5-1Characteristics of different types of aquaponic systems- Floating raft, or deep water culture, flood and drain, nutrient film
  • Track 5-2Aquaponic system components
  • Track 5-3Low cost, domestic scale aquaponic system design
  • Track 5-4Construction of the aquaponic system- Site and household selection, Preparation of the IBCs, Laying out the components
  • Track 5-5System Assembly- Autosiphons installation, connect the raft/sump tanks, fish tank drain pipe, insulating and filling the system
  • Track 5-6Cycling the system & pH correction
  • Track 5-7Stocking, feeding and planting
  • Track 5-8Operation & Maintenance
  • Track 5-9System production potential

Diversification in aquaculture is presented as an alternative for achieving that sustainable growth. Diversification directs to a feasible economy, for not only would it support on only a small number of sectors (or in the case of aquaculture, a small products or production systems), but would lead to the creation of jobs in diverse sectors and the demand for unique professions and a ecological system, thereby preventing the excessive use of natural reserves. Due to the abovementioned, diversity has an useful part to play in achieving aquaculture based on sustainable development. Diversification in aquaculture production should be developed through cultivating hydro-biological resources which, in technical terms, are easy to execute and handle, creating new investment substitutes in both the industrial and traditional fishing sectors

  • Track 6-1Reasons to use recirculating technology, RAS compared to other production options
  • Track 6-2Critical considerations before designing recirculating systems
  • Track 6-3Component options for use in recirculating production systems
  • Track 6-4Developing an appropriate design for your aquaculture application
  • Track 6-5Economic considerations in creating, evaluating and operating recirculating systems
  • Track 6-6The management of recirculating systems
  • Track 6-7Waste management issues
  • Track 6-8Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Advantages
  • Track 6-9Applications of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

Aquatic immunology compacts with disease problems represent the largest single cause of monetary losses in aquaculture. In 1988, catfish producers lost over 100 million fish worth nearly $11 million. Estimates for 1989 forecast even major losses. The trout industry reported 1988 losses of over 20 million fish worth over $2.5 million. No data are avail on losses sustained by producers of shellfish. Bacterial infections constitute the most significant source of disease problems in all the diverse types of production. Gram-negative bacteria cause epizootics in nearly all cultured species. Fungal diseases constitute the second most essential source of losses, above all in the culture of crustaceans and salmon. External protozoan parasites are accountable for the loss of huge numbers of fry and fingerling fin fishes and are a cause of epizootics from all young shellfish. The number of therapeutants approved by the Food and Drug Administration is limited. invention to support the registration of promising therapeutic agents is urgently needed

  • Track 7-1Effects of pesticides and organic pollutants on immune system
  • Track 7-2Trace Metal Accumulation in Aquatic Invertebrates
  • Track 7-3Important aquatic toxicology resources
  • Track 7-4Toxicological effects
  • Track 7-5Aquatic toxicity tests
  • Track 7-6Biology of aquatic vascular plants
  • Track 7-7Abnormal & aggressive behavior
  • Track 7-8Light and photosynthesis in aquatic ecosystems
  • Track 7-9Anaesthetic and sedative techniques for aquatic animals
  • Track 7-10Osmotic and ionic regulation in aquatic animals
  • Track 7-11Aquatic physiology of thermal and chemical discharges
  • Track 7-12Gut Physiology and Function
  • Track 7-13Regional trends in aquatic recovery
  • Track 7-14DNA vaccines as tools for protective immune response
  • Track 7-15Cellular response to pathogens
  • Track 7-16Commercial Immune stimulants
  • Track 7-17Significance to regulatory world

Aquatic Physiology is detailed assessment of the physiology and activities of aquatic animals, with an emphasis on fish and crustaceans. Growth, respiration, osmoregulation excretion, reproduction, endocrinology and sensory physiology are discussed in relation to the possessions of natural and artificial environmental changes on physiological methods. The part of study will emphasize the physiological mechanisms which are conserved across taxa and those that are exclusive to a specific aquatic animal group, with some case studies on how particular groups of animals handle physiologically high environments and with contrasting environments at different parts of their life cycle (e.g., anadromy in salmon, catadromy in eels). Inventions will also be used to focus on the constraints solutions to particular physiological problems may effects on other aspects of the life of the animal in most of the fish DNA vaccines meetings, fish consumers conferences & GM fish conferences

  • Track 8-1Diversification of farmed species and sites
  • Track 8-2Diversification of cultured density & production systems
  • Track 8-3Diversification of production cycle
  • Track 8-4Diversification of processed and elaborated products
  • Track 8-5Diversity and sustainability of aquaculture nutrition
  • Track 8-6Impact of changing demographics on the structure of fisheries and aquaculture industries

Aquatic toxicology is the study of the defects of manufactured chemicals and additional anthropogenic and natural materials and activities on aquatic organisms at different levels of organization, from subcellular through individual organisms to groups and ecosystems. Aquatic toxicology is a multidisciplinary field which adds toxicology, aquatic ecology and aquatic chemical science. This field of study includes freshwater, marine water and sediment environments. Common tests include standardized small and chronic toxicity tests lasting 24–96 hours (acute test) to 7 days or more (chronic tests). These tests measure endpoints such as growth, reproduction, that are measured at each concentration in a gradient, along with a control test. Normally selected organisms with ecologically relevant sensitivity to toxicants used to establish literature background. These organisms can be simply acquired or cultured in lab and are simple to handle

  • Track 9-1Effects of dissolved and particulate wastes
  • Track 9-2Dietary sources and waste reduction
  • Track 9-3Recycling and reclamation of aquaculture wastes
  • Track 9-4Genetic and ecological interactions of escapes
  • Track 9-5Diseases, parasites and medicines and their environmental interactions
  • Track 9-6Interactions with birds and mammals

Adaptions of aquatic species symposiums majorly organized to discuss on environmental impacts of aquaculture have been associated mainly with high-input and high-output intensive systems (e.g. culture of salmonids in raceways and cages) the effects of which included discharge of suspended solids, and nutrient and organic enrichment of recipient waters resulting in build-up of anoxic sediments, changes in benthic communities (alteration of seabed fauna and flora communities) and the eutrophication of lakes. 

  • Track 10-1Environmental laws and regulations that affect aquaculture operations
  • Track 10-2Aquaculture eco-label certification
  • Track 10-3Environmental and socio-economic impacts of inland and coastal aquaculture
  • Track 10-4Comparative legal approaches in aquaculture
  • Track 10-5International trade dimensions in aquaculture
  • Track 10-6Aquatic life water quality criteria and effluent guidelines
  • Track 10-7Current policy and regulatory initiatives
  • Track 10-8Standards and certifications
  • Track 10-9Ethical and Emerging Isuues in Aquaculture Development