Zambia to host World Aquaculture Society conference

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The 2nd Annual International Conference and Exposition of the African Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (AFRAQ2023) will be held in Lusaka, Zambia from 13 to 16 November 2023, it has been confirmed.

The government of Zambia, through its Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, has approved the event, which is expected to attract thousands of delegates from around the world.

The conference will celebrate achievements on all aspects of aquaculture development in Africa, but will also look to find solutions to some of the challenges hampering the growth of the sector, and to explore new opportunities.

The conference which is themed “Resilient value chains in the blue economy” 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/poster presentations), trade exhibition, industry forums, workshops, student events, receptions and other organized meetings. Keynote speakers from Africa and beyond are expected.

Zambia is one of the leading, and fastest growing, aquaculture producer countries in Africa. For the conference, tours will be arranged to some of the most progressive freshwater fish farms (small, medium to large scale); aquafeeds plants, fish markets, R&D centres and other facilities of interest.

Aller Aqua is once again the Gold Sponsor of AFRAQ23.

The AFRAQ23 website is now live. Interested participants and exhibitors can find more, and register online, at