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Registration opens for Aqua Farm 2024 in Australia

The II International Conference and Exhibition on Aquaculture (Aqua Farm 2024) will take place in SeaWorld, Gold Coast, Australia, from May 14-17, 2024.

March 20, 2024

The II International Conference and Exhibition on Aquaculture (Aqua Farm 2024) will take place in SeaWorld, Gold Coast, Australia, from May 14-17, 2024 under the theme Increasing seafood consumption through aquaculture development using an environmental, social, governance and health framework.

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco will provide a recorded message for the conference delegates. HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, a qualified and keen marine biologist, supports many activities relating to the ocean. Among those is the Monaco Blue Initiative (MBI), which is a unique platform for debate that brings together major players in ocean conservation and governance to reflect on the key challenges facing the future ocean in a concrete and forward-looking way.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has sanctioned a roundtable on Social Responsibility in Aquaculture Production which is an important topic as this will be a keystone for how businesses throughout the chain will operate into the future. The FAO will issue some direction and the main purpose will be to brainstorm and discuss the best way to frame the aquaculture section of the FAO Guidance on Social Responsibility on the Fisheries and Aquaculture Value Chains, a document they will be providing all the member states for approval at a future Committee on Fisheries (COFI) meeting.

Issues such as how to address social problems in aquaculture to improve decent working conditions, including safety in workspace; how to “translate” the existing international instruments into a pragmatic approach, including a simple language and, what other topics, cross-cutting aspects should be included will be discussed.

The conference has two workshops and two roundtables. Workshops will be the Sunderland Marine Insurance-inspired Risk Management Workshop and a Governance in Aquaculture workshop sponsored by Aquarius Lawyers. The roundtables will be the FAO-driven activity and AISP will lead Creating a Road Map for Seafood Consumption.

Trident sponsor, Vendart Diagnostics, is relatively new to the aquatic industry but is a second-time exhibitor at Aqua Farm. Vendart is the supplier of well-tested, reliable Macherey Nagel and LaMotte water analysis products, and under license manufactures a range of LaMotte reagents in their laboratory, creating quick delivery times and longer shelf life. Vendart will be one of a number of exhibitors at the expo sitting alongside the conference. The exhibitors will engage through sessions and promote their products/services with interested parties. For more information, contact Rakshith Kumar,

The conference offers a discount for SMEs. For more information, visit