Global Conference on Aquaculture

aquaculture for food and sustainable development

Organised by Aquaculture and Fisheries

Wed 22 September 2021 until Sat 25 September 2021

Venue Shanghai, China

The Global Conference on Aquaculture +20 will be organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific, and hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

The GCA+20 has been transformed to a hybrid event, with all international participants connecting remotely. While we had held onto hope to welcome everyone in person, the organizers have made this difficult decision in consideration of our collective safety and wellbeing. 

Farmed fish and plants have long contributed to healthy diets, poverty alleviation and rural development. It is only recently, however, that aquaculture has grown to be the leading source of aquatic food, which is expected to meet expanding global dietary demands while also addressing the food security needs of the poor.

In order to accelerate the growth and ensure the sustainability of future aquaculture, FAO and NACA with the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs invite governments, business, academia and civil society to discuss the theme “Aquaculture for Food and Sustainable Development”.

Specifically, the Conference will:

  • review status, trends and emerging issues in aquaculture development;
  • identify opportunities and challenges in aquaculture and its contributions to sustainable development;
  • evaluate the progress of aquaculture development in light of previously recommended strategies and policies at regional and global level; and
  • build consensus on priorities and actions needed for advancing aquaculture as a global, sustainable and competitive food production sector.

The programme

Nine thematic areas, three keynote speeches, and over 100 academic posters are spread over two days of this dynamic programme. Each of the thematic reviews will be available for comment to registered participants, so engage now and make your voice heard! 

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