23rd January 2019

Session I – Aquaculture Production System
1. Dr. George Chamberlain, USA – Global shrimp farming industry: Strength, opportunities and way forward
2. Dr. Jim Wyban, USA – Selective breeding of Penaeus vannamei and its impact on world aquaculture: Lessons for future
3. Dr. Robins McIntosh, Thailand – Shrimp genetics are not everything
4. Dr. Kazumasa Ikuta, Japan – Aquaculture in Japan, Relevance of technological backstopping

Session II- Reproduction and larviculture
1. Dr. Marcy N. Wilder, Japan – Advances in science of reproductive physiology of crustaceans in relation to challenges in captive breeding and seed production
2. Mr. Madhusudan Reddy, India – Commercial scale larviculture of penaeid shrimp in India: Status and Challenges
3. Dr. Ken Corpron, USA – Aquaculture standards and certification
4. Dr. Pung Pung Hwang, Taiwan – Osmoregulation in euryhaline fish and rearing in different salinity regimes with special reference to brackishwater aquaculture

Session III – Fish and shell fish nutrition
1. Dr. Chris G. Carter, Australia – Nutritional Physiology of Fish Significance in Commercial Aquaculture
2. Dr. V. P. Venugopalan, India –  Radiation processing: an effective method for microbial control and shelflife extension in fish
3. Dr. Lena Burri, Norway – Alternate feed resources in global aqua-feed basket
4. Dr. Antony Jesu Prabhu, Norway – Rearing system (RAS) based feeds: Aquaculture nutrition and beyond

24th January 2019

Session IV – Aquatic animal health
1. Dr. Kenton Morgan, UK – Epidemiological approaches to the aquatic animal health management: Opportunities and challenges
2. Dr. Mrs. Indrani Karunasagar, India – Is early mortality syndrome (EMS) due to bacteria or complex aetiology?
3. Dr. Kallaya Sritunyalucksana, Thailand – New paradigms to solve the global aquaculture disease crisis
4. Dr. Iddya Karunasagar, India – Microbes of economic importance in aquaculture
5. Dr. Chris Hauton, UK – Crustacean immunity as a tool in health management in shrimp farming
6. Dr. Masahiro Sakai, Japan – Fish cytokines: Application for aquaculture.

Session V – Aquaculture genetics and biotechnology
1. Mr. Robin Pearl, USA – Genetic improvement programs in shrimp farming: An industrial perspective
2. Mr. Gustavo Pinedo Mahr, Mexico – Selective breeding in shrimp for a better aquaculture trait-A Mexican experience
3. Dr. K.K. Vijayan, India – Towards domestication and genetic improvement of native Indian white shrimp Penaeus indicus
4. Dr. Vindhya Mohindra, India – Genome sequence of anadromous Hilsa shad, Tenualosa ilisha (Hamilton, 1822) as a resource for salinity adaptation and evolution

Session VI – Aquatic environment and climate change
1. Dr. M. Sudhakar, India – Environmental factors of significance in relation to aquatic biological resource in relevance to climate change
2. Dr. Kirsten Benkendorff, Australia – The risks of pesticide pollution in prawn and oyster aquaculture
3. Dr. P. K. Krishnakumar, Saudi Arabia – Aquatic pollution & its impact on estuaries and brackishwater aquaculture
4. Mr. C. M. Muralidharan, FAO – Need for ecosystem approach to brackishwater shrimp farming

25th January 2019

Session VII – Brackishwater ecosystem, estuarine biodiversity and conservation
1. Mr. N. Vasudevan, India – Integration of mangrove conservation with rural livelihood : Maharashtra experience
2. Dr. Amir Neori, Israel – Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture systems: Models for brackishwater aquaculture
3. Dr. Sunil Mohamed, India – Ecosystem approach to sustainable aquaculture
4. Dr. Rajeev Raghavan. India – Sustainable development goals, aichi biodiversity targets and estuarine conservation

Session VIII – Socio-economic and livelihood issues of fisheries and aquaculture
1. Dr. Yugraj Singh Yadava, India – Challenges in implementing integrated coastal zone management in India
2. Dr. S. Shubin, UK – Exploring different dimensions of poverty in relation to aquaculture in India & Bangladesh
3. Dr. Md Abdus Salam, Bangladesh – Aquaponics for tropics with brackishwater species: Bangladesh experience, relevant to India and other Asian countries