The conference would cover latest research and development in the broader themes of the conference in the form of special sessions, contributed papers, expert group discussions and brainstorming on issues facing aquaculturists and ecosystem managers in India and around the world. The following are the themes of the conference:

Brackishwater ecosystem

Estuarine ecosystem features, primary and secondary productivity, pollution, coastal shifts, coastal regulation and protection.

Brackishwater and estuarine biodiversity and conservation

Diversity and distribution of finfish and shellfish, migrations and effects of barriers, ecosystem services, alien species in brackishwaters, fishery and exploitation issues, conservation and management.

Aquaculture production systems

Husbandry of finfishes, shrimps and other crustaceans, molluscs, different farming systems including Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA), organic and biofloc systems; coastal ecosystems: freshwater, brackishwater, marine, aquaculture resource management, Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS), aquaculture engineering and post- harvest technology.

Reproduction and larviculture

Shellfish and finfish reproduction, broodstock propagation and management of reproduction under captivity, larviculture of shellfish and finfishes.

Fish and shellfish nutrition

Fish and shellfish nutrition, formulated feeds, feed additives, alternative feeds and ingredients, nutraceuticals, microalgae, live feeds, probiotics and prebiotics.

Aquatic environment and climate change

Aquaculture environment, carrying capacity, water quality, nutrient cycles and budgeting, pond management, greenhouse gases and aquaculture, mangroves and coastal systems.

Aquatic animal health

Finfish and shellfish diseases, biosecurity and quarantine, diagnostics, prophylactics and therapeutics, aquaculture medicine and food safety.

Socio-economic and livelihood issues of fisheries and aquaculture

Aquaculture economics and marketing, trade issues, socio-economics of fisheries and aquaculture, aquaculture laws and regulations, seafood quality, aquaculture certification, coastal societal development and human resource development.

Aquaculture genetics and biotechnology

Finfish/shellfish genetics and genomics, bioinformatics, stock characterization and selective breeding.