The three-part Aquaculture Innovation Webinar aims to gather industry experts and researchers from Norway, Israel and Singapore to share trends and opportunities for aquaculture and play a stronger role in providing food and nutrition in Singapore and the regions. This online series hopes to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, practices and foster collaboration to meet rising global demands, break new grounds in aquaculture innovation and explore better systems for sustainable farming in the spirit of open innovation.

The first installment of this Aquaculture Innovation Webinar, held on 26 March 2021, will highlight the global trends in sustainable aquaculture, opportunities to advance new species for aquaculture farming, and challenges in high intensity farming and marine production. For more information about Aquaculture Innovation Webinar II and III on 22 April and 27 May 2021, please visit https://aquaculture.ipi-singapore.org/


KEYNOTE SESSION
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (GMT +8)

Rapid population growth, rising income and aging population have driven up the global demand for food and consumption of marine proteins. Aquaculture has played a crucial role in mitigating this with the impressive growth in seafood supply for human consumption. Given also that global fisheries are over-exploited and many fish stocks are depleted at alarming rates, there is therefore increased attention and planned capacity for land-based production. This keynote session will examine the global trends in sustainable aquaculture and the future of aquaculture farming.

ADVANCING NEW SPECIES IN AQUACULTURE FARMING
3.30 pm – 4.15 pm (GMT +8)

The decline in marine catches over the last decade is due to overfishing, mangroves deforestation due to climate effects and environmental pollution. This phenomenon has created a strong impetus for land-based farming of finfish, crustaceans, molluscs, among others. In this session, the speakers will discuss the development of new marine species and husbandry to support sustainable aquaculture.

INTENSIFICATION OF SEAWEED FARMING
4.15 pm – 5.00 pm (GMT +8)

In land-scarce urban environments, there is increasing attention to develop high- or super-intensity aquaculture farming to achieve optimal output for marine production that can meet the population’s food needs. While intensification of aquaculture farming improves supply of marine produce, it introduces a new set of challenges that are unique to the particular species, the feeds and nutrition used, the health and disease management to waste monitoring and treatment. This session highlights some of the challenges and development in high intensity farming.