Hammamet to host AFRAQ24 conference

Fish farm (Aquaculture Africa 2024)

The 3rd Annual International Conference and Exposition of the African Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (AFRAQ24) will be held in Hammamet, Tunisia from 19 to 22 November 2024.

The organisers are now calling for abstracts for potential inclusion in the conference.

Tunisia is one of the largest and fastest growing aquaculture producer countries in Africa and expects to receive thousands of delegates from around the world, both to celebrate the achievements of aquaculture development in Africa, and also to find solutions to some of the challenges hampering the growth of the sector, and to explore new opportunities in the blue economy domain. AFRAQ24 will also provide numerous networking and collaboration opportunities.

The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries with support from other national entities in Tunisia.

The conference, which is themed “Blue Farming: New Horizons for Economic Growth”, will highlight some of the latest aquaculture research, innovations and investments to underpin continued growth of the aquaculture sector in Africa. The event will comprise of a scientific forum (oral and poster presentations), trade exhibition, industry forums, satellite workshops, student events, and other organized meetings. Renowned keynote speakers from Africa and beyond are expected to attend.

The organisers also note that the conference will provide the opportunity to visit attractions in Hammamet, the Mediterranean and countrywide. Special aquaculture tours will be arranged to nearby marine finfish, shellfish and seaweed farms, that are connected to fish processing, aquafeeds and R&D facilities.

The organisers also welcome interested sponsors for AFRAQ24.

The conference is now open for the submission of abstracts and for online registration. All conference details will be updated on the event page on www.was.org/Meeting/code/AFRAQ24.  

For all enquiries on AFRAQ24 contact worldaqua@was.org or africanchapter@was.org. For more information on the exhibition and sponsorship, please contact mario@marevent.com.

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