Keynote speaker announced for Aquaculture Africa

white roofs of a North African town by the sea

Leading academic Professor Constantinos Mylonas has been announced as the opening keynote speaker at Aquaculture Africa 2024 (AFRAQ24) this November. 

The event, which takes place in Hammamet, Tunisia on 19-22 November 2024 will be hosted by the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries with support from other national entities in the host country.

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.

A renowned global aquaculture researcher from the Mediterranean region, Prof. Mylonas, who is the Director at the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture – Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Greece, will deliver an opening key note address at AFRAQ24. The speech will focus more on emerging issues, innovations and technological advancements on fish reproduction in the Mediterranean – with special emphasis on major species of interest.

Prof Constantinos Mylanos

For the first time, Aquaculture Africa 2024 will take place in a Francophone country. In addition to regular programme topics of interest to African aquaculture, the event will continue to feature unparalleled educational and networking opportunities, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and information. Exciting field trips and touristic adventures are also planned around Tunisia. Registration and submission of abstract is open. Early bird registration closes on 31 August.

All conference details will be updated on the event page on the World Aquaculture Society website.

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