WAA14 is happening in Adelaide 7-11 June 2014 – still a while away but in order to get you in the mood the Exhibition & Sponsorship Prospectus and the Call for Papers & Registration Brochure are now out – both can be viewed and downloaded below.
The SA Government has made a strong commitment in both funds and resources – PIRSA, Adelaide Convention Bureau and Adelaide Convention Centre in particular.
To entice more people to stay on for the Trade Show and engage a $60 Farmers or Trade Show Pass (both are the same) will get people 3 days of Trade Show, morning/afternoon refreshments and entry to Farmer Day Session/s
Association Day is planned for 7 June – if your association meets the requirements then rooms are being made available at Adelaide Convention Centre.
WAA14 has a number of Committees – I am Chairing the Communications Committee and the Industry Tours, Travel & Events Committee. It is early days but again if you want to get involved in anyway or have any ideas etc do not hesitate to bring them forward.
other things that may be of interest:
I am involved with this organisation. We are going through some changes and planning to create Aquaculture Learning Centres (ALC’s) which are planned on being funded and sustainable operations in many poor and deserving countries. We collaborate with lots of other organisations to ensure we get things happening. There has been much work done in Haiti
You can see/ear some of the issues at
Bill Mebane – A Dance of Two Cultures: Science in Rural Haiti
Haiti project proposal and report: Aquaculture Learning Center; AwF Projects and Field Activities
I mention this as for those of you dealing with youth/kids we are looking at ways where AwF can develop some activity to include them
Also for those who are interested in involvement in other ways – more than happy to hear from you
The WAS APC has been working to create more value for our membership by organizing symposia and workshops. Coming in the near future we have four events at least in progress, please make a plan to come and participate!
Arid Land Aquaculture 2013: Al Ain, UAE, March 24-27, 2013 (you can find the registration details at www.was.org under the events section)
This is a two day symposium and a two day workshop to focus on issues related to aquaculture in arid areas. The workshop will be on RAS (Tom Losorda) and aquaponic systems (Jim Rakocy).
Biofloc Symposium 2013: Singapore, tentative plan September 2013
This is specifically to discuss issues related to biofloc.
Japan High Value Finfish Aquaculture Symposium: Kagoshima, Japan, October 16-20, 2013
Not just for Japanese, this will focus on the issue of high value marine finfish aquaculture, will also have links to the Kagoshima sushi festival and field trips are planned.
WAS Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2013 (APA2013): Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 10-13, 2013 (you can find the registration details atwww.was.org under the events section)
This is the annual regional WAS conference and additional events are planned both before and after this event.
The Call for Papers is already out for this
Wayne O’Connor – NSW DPI/Aquaculture is the Program Chair
We are planning on having our first AquaEd outside Australia in HCMC which might interest you
In the greater field the BioMarine Conference will take place in Halifax, NS, Canada – see www.biomarine.org
THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR THE BLUE ECONOMY IS WORTH $ 176 BILLION BUT:
- Marine biotechnologies represent only 8% of the total biotech market
- Marine Bio-plastic is less than 1% of the total Bio-material market
- Marine bio energies represent 1.5 % of the energy market
- Marine renewable energies less than 8% of the energy market
- Aquaculture represents 12% of the protein world market and will be more than 50% by 2050
- Blue chemistry represent only 6% of the chemicals market
- Marine cosmetics account only for 13% of the cosmetics market
- Marine nutraceuticals represent 32 % of the nutraceuticals market
- Marine ingredients represent 38% of natural compounds market
This is where the opportunities are for the future…