Register now for ‘Feeding Africa’ conference

Malcolm Dickson of conference co-host WorldFish inspecting farmed fish in Egypt (photo: WorldFish)

REGISTRATION is now open for the World Aquaculture Society’s African conference, to be held in Alexandria, Egypt, later this year.

Aquaculture Africa 2020, or AFRAQ2020, has the theme ‘Sustainable Aquaculture – Feeding Africa’ and provides an opportunity for aquaculture researchers, practitioners, decision makers and other stakeholders to meet, network and discuss all aspects of aquaculture in Africa.

Exhibitors from all over the globe are expected to exhibit their products and services at the event, the first to be staged by the WAS African Chapter.

The thematic plenary and technical parallel sessions will comprise oral and poster presentations.

AFRAQ2020 will also feature industry forums, student sessions and activities, satellite workshops and training sessions.

Key sessions will focus on areas such as aquatic animal health, Africa aquaculture investment, aquaculture genetics, climate change, and innovative aquaculture systems and practices.

The organisers will also be arranging tours to nearby fish farms, fish markets, research centres and other places of interest.

And post-conference visits to some of the most famous touristic attractions in Egypt will also be available.

The conference will be hosted by Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation’s General Authority for Fish Resources (GAFRD) and its partners, the Central Laboratory for Aquaculture Research (CLAR), the Egyptian Aquaculture Society and WorldFish.

Aller Aqua is AFRAQ2020 Gold Sponsor; AquaGroup (Egypt) is Silver Sponsor; and Grand Fish Feed (Egypt) is Break Sponsor.

The four-day show will be held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina from November 28 to December 1. For more information visit

https://www.was.org/meeting/code/AFRAQ20