The event will bring together 400 seafood professionals from 30 countries.
Attendees will learn about the major challenges faced by the aquaculture industry. This will include exploration of antibiotic use in aquaculture, antimicrobial resistance in humans, social responsibility and balancing responsible food production with a focus on the health of humans and the planet. The presentations will be led by keynote speakers: Ramanan Laxminarayan, Darian McBain and Fabrice DeClerck.
Cooke Aquaculture’s co-founder Glen Cooke will be presenting via pre-recorded video. He will be discussing the growth of salmon aquaculture and his latest acquisition of a shrimp farm and processing operation in Central America.
Other topics of discussion during the conference will include innovations in salmon farming, processing and marketing, area management, capacity building, investment and feed sustainability.
Ramanan Laxminarayan is the founder and director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy in Washington, D.C., and a senior research scholar at Princeton University. Laxminarayan has worked to improve the understanding of antibiotic resistance as a problem of managing a shared global resource. His work encompasses extensive peer reviewed research, public outreach and direct engagement in 11 countries in Asia and Africa through the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership.
Darian McBain is a senior lecturer with Integrated Sustainability Analysis at the University of Sydney and holds a PhD in social indicators for global supply chain analysis. Darian also holds a Masters of Science in Business Strategy, Politics and Environment from the University of London and a Bachelor of Engineering.
Fabrice DeClerck is the co-author of the EAT-Lancet commission report “Food. Planet. Health.” His research focuses on balancing the health of humans and the health of the planet.