The International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia (CAA) was the first specialized symposium series run by the AFS. It was initiated by Dr I.C. Liao, a past President of AFS, and the first symposium (CAA1) was convened in 1999 in Tunkang, Taiwan.
Partly due to the success of CAA1 and partly to the interests generated by large scale commercial off-shore cage culture of finfish, especially the highly priced Salmon, Bluefin and Yellow fin tuna species, and the expansion of coastal cage culture in the Asia Pacific region, the CAA established to be a permanent symposium series of the Society.
Between 1999 and 2015, five CAA symposia were successfully held:
The Society believes that sustainable and economical coastal, near-shore and oceanic cage aquaculture will continue to expand in the coming decades and therefore will be running symposia regularly to disseminate the latest information/technologies to meet the demand and interests of the Society’s members and all key stakeholders involved in the industry. The CAA symposium will be a permanent symposium series of the Society.
The 7th International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia (CAA7), will be organized by Asian Fisheries Society (AFS) in association with Hainan University (HNU) , Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China-ASEAN ‘The Belt and Road’ Joint Laboratory of Mariculture Technology and Center for Ecological Aquaculture (CEA) in Hainan, China during Nov. 29th – Dec. 2nd , 2023. The theme of CAA7 is “Sustainable Development of Cage Culture in Asia”.
The 7th International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia (CAA7) is being organized during Nov. 29th – Dec. 2nd , 2023 in Hainan, China
Fish Health Section Conference of Asian Fisheries Society will be organized during 6-8 September 2023, Bangkok, Thailand.