Events diary – Fishfarmer Magazine

Events diary17 February, 2014 –

A ROUND-UP of upcoming conferences, trade fairs, workshops and other events in the world of fishing and aquaculture. If we’ve missed anything, please get in touch and we’ll get it listed –


North Atlantic Seafood Forum 2014

4-6 March, Bergen

A broad, annual event covering all major facets of the seafood industry. The conference focuses on the key network between cutting edge innovation, technology, research, policy, finance, trade and commercialisation. The event will be attended by the leading world seafood operators, other key players and financial institutions. Over 100 speakers will present papers in 10 seminars over 3 days.

Skipper Expo International Galway 2014

7-8 March, Galway, Ireland

Sponsored by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) with over 100 stands and 4000 visitors. Star attractions include boat displays and the hugely popular exhibitors’ buffet.

Oceanology International 2014

11-13 March, London

Oceanology International is the global forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine technology and ocean science community, improving their strategies for measuring, exploiting, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans.

Established in 1969, Oceanology International features the world’s largest exhibition for marine science and technology, several agenda-setting technical conferences, visiting vessels and waterside demonstrations, all free to attend.

Foodex 2014

24-26 March, Birmingham, UK

The premier UK show for processing, packaging and logistics, with a packed programme of demonstrations, interactive debates and seminars, attracting some of the biggest players in the industry.

Seafood Expo Global & Seafood Processing Global

6-8 May, Brussels

Attracting more than 25,000 buyers and sellers from across the globe for three days of business, networking, growth and opportunity, providing visitors with the latest in seafood processing equipment, logistics, packaging technology and services.

World of Seafood

21-25 May, Bangkok

Asia’s most influential food and beverage exhibition had a total of 27,361 visitors from 125 countries and 1,340 exhibitors in 2013 and has announced plans for a massive expansion of 20,000 m2 in 2014.

16th International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding

25-30 May, Cairns, Australia

The premier international forum for researchers, academics and industry, attracting 300-700 delegates from across these sectors at the award-winning Cairns Convention Centre.

Aquaculture UK 2014

28-29 May Aviemore, Scotland

The UK’s premier aquaculture exhibition and conference. The 2012 event attracted 1,000 visitors from 27 countries who came to see the latest products and innovations.

Aquaculture UK 2014 – at the Macdonald Highland Resort in Aviemore – offers exhibitors an invaluable opportunity to launch new products, meet decision makers and promote products and services.

Aquaculture Canada

1-4 June, St. Andrews, New Brunswick

This annual conference also celebrates the 30th anniversary of the AAC.

Call for papers deadline: 28 February

Future Fish Eurasia 2014

5-7 June, Izmir, Turkey

7th international fair for fish imports/exports, processing, aquaculture and fisheries, featuring around 300 local and international companies displaying their products and services. 

World Aquaculture 2014

7-11 June, Adelaide

Australia hosts World Aquaculture for the first time since 1999. This annual event incorporates the biennial Australasian Aquaculture conference and trade show.

International Congress on the Biology of Fish

3-7 August, Edinburgh

The biannual meeting of the Physiology section of the American Fisheries Society, with around 300-500 delegates covering everything from the physiology of fish, aquaculture, nutrition, parasites and disease to swimming and migratory physiology, ecological physiology, environmental stress and toxicology, in both fresh and seawater environments.

Nor-Fishing 2014

19-22 August, Trondheim

Biennial event considered to be one of the leading international fisheries trade shows, with exhibits and displays from every sector of the industry.

10th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture

22-24 August, Roanoke, Virginia, US

Call for papers – subjects include: Aquatic health & disease; advances in nutrition; aquaponics; post-harvesting handling & quality; biotechnology; shrimp; best aquacultural practices; finfish; or any topic relating to recirculating aquaculture.

Deadline for submitting abstracts – 14 March 2014.

Aquaculture Europe 2014

October 14-17, San Sebastian, Spain

Organised by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and hosted by AZTI-Tecnalia. This year’s theme is ‘Adding Value’ – to products, processes, research and resources.


Aquaculture America 2015

19-22 February, New Orleans

World Aquaculture 2015

26-30 May, Jeju Island, Korea

Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2015

October, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Aquaculture Europe 2015

Rotterdam, Netherlands, 20-23 October


Aquaculture 2016

22-26 February, Las Vegas

Aquaculture Europe 2016

20-23 September, Edinburgh


World Aquaculture 2017

June, Durban, South Africa