World aquaculture and fisheries increasingly becomes very important industry. Total world production of aquaculture and fisheries recently reach around 170 million tons. ASEAN region is of the very dynamic producer and supplier of world aquatic products. Growing together and for the development of aquaculture and fisheries, education, research and technology innovation in aquaculture and fisheries in ASEAN countries are more and more important and significant.
With the mission of promoting collaborative education, research and exchange in aquaculture and fisheries science and technology in the region and with the worldwide institutions, ASEAN-FEN was established with eigthteen members including nine core members (Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia; Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia; Kasetsart University, Thailand; Prince of Songkla University, Thailand; Rajamangala University of Science and Technology Srivijaya, Thailand; Can Tho University, Vietnam; Nong Lam University, Vietnam; Universitas Air Langga, Indonesia; Universitas Brawijawa, Indonesia) and nine associate members (Nha Trang University, Vietnam; Hue University, Vietnam; University of Philippines Visayas, The Philippines; Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia; Prek Leap National College of Agriculture, Cambodia; University of Yangon, Myanmar; Savanakhet University, Laos, Burapha University, Thailand, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia).
As of major and annual activities of ASEAN-FEN, this sixth international fisheries symposium (IFS2016) will be organized in Phu Quoc city, Phu Quoc Island of Vietnam, from 31st October to 02nd November 2016, co-hosted by Can Tho University, Nong Lam University, Nha Trang University and Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry.
As its theme of “Promoting Healthier Aquaculture and Fisheries for Food Safety and Security”, this symposium will focus on the advanced innovation as well as to address to the newly emerged issues in aquaculture and fisheries for healthier aquatic food products.
On behalf of the organizers, we warmly welcome the participation and significant contribution of scientists, students, technicians, businessmen, farmers and managers from the ASEAN Community and from the worldwide countries to the symposium. We sincerely appreciate the significant funding support from the donors.
Welcome to Phu Quoc island, find your meaningful time and great opportunity during
the symposium and enjoy wonderful time during your stay at the “Paradise Pearl Island” of Vietnam.
Chair of the Symposium
Vice Rector of Cantho University
Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Phuong