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 6th International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia (CAA6), organized by Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University in collaboration with National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and Prince of Songkla University, Surat Thani Campus, Thailand during 12-15 October 2018. The theme of CAA6 was “Green Culture Sustainable Production”.
11th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA11) will be organized during in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia during 29 September – 2nd October 2020.
The 8th Global Conference on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF8) of Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of AFS will be organized in 2021.