Official launch: Offshore Mariculture Asia

Official launch: Offshore Mariculture Asia Booking for OMC Asia 2018 is now open and two days of high level technical presentations, a fish farm visit on day three, a conference gala dinner and lunches and refreshments throughout the conference

Marine finfish production in Southeast Asia has huge potential due to a regional preference for seafood, declining wild captures and a desire to further develop seafood export markets. In light of this, Singapore has been chosen to host the first edition of Offshore Mariculture Asia which will take place 15-17th May 2018 in association with the US Soybean Export Council, USSEC.

The regional industry in Southeast Asia is looking to adopt different approaches to cope with increasing demand for quality fish, for example, the Singapore government has announced their plan for a 9% increase in local contribution of quality farmed fish, the Indonesian government has invested in the creation of three offshore cage demonstration sites and the Vietnamese industry is targeting a ‘modest’ increase of marine fish production to one million tonnes by 2030.​

Asia in general accounts for nearly 90% of world aquaculture production, but is not well known for its aquaculture production of marine finfish. Southeast Asia in particular, has a strong potential for increased marine fish production, with long coastlines, clean waters, subtropical to tropical climate and an existing processing capacity for seafood export products. However, currently the majority of marine fish production in this region is characterised by near shore, small scale cages with rather varied success rates.

OMC Asia will be the perfect meeting place for those interested in learning about and investing in industrial marine fish operations. Singapore is a central location, not just for the Southeast Asian region, but also accessible for North, South and East Asian operators who are equally looking to advance. OMC is a dedicated forum to learn about the requirements to adopt in order to run successful productions like in Europe, South America and Australia.

OMC Asia will provide local attendees with the chance to learn from established operations in the countries who pioneered in this industry, such as those in the European region and allow international experts, equipment suppliers and investors the opportunity to meet the local stakeholders interested in moving to cage quality finfish production.

Booking for OMC Asia 2018 is now open and two days of high level technical presentations, a fish farm visit on day three, a conference gala dinner and lunches and refreshments throughout the conference costs just $795. An introductory rate of $675 is available when you use the code *early* at the checkout.

For more information visit http://www.offshoremariculture.com/asia or call the Events team on +44 1329 825335.

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