Wednesday, 31st July 2013 - Day 1


Official Welcome and Opening

Alistair Dick, APFA President

How Aquaculture Fits into a Coalition Governments Big Picture?

Senator Richard Colbeck, Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Coalition Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Forestry, Coalition Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation, Industry and Science

Industry Issues and Direction

Marty Phillips, ABFA President

Gold Sponsor Welcome

Bob Harvey, General Manager, Ridley Aqua-feed

Global aquaculture productions trends (EMS what to do if it gets into Australia?)

Matt Briggs, Director Vannamei 101, Thailand


The value proposition of Ridley Aqua-Feed

Dr Richard Smullen, Ridley Aqua-feed

Aquatic animal health programs—opportunities for industry

Dr Ingo Ernst, Aquatic Animal Health Manager, Aquatic Animal Health Animal Health Programs Branch Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Emerging threats and solutions to water based pollutant threats

Dr Matt Landos, Director, Future Fisheries Veterinary Service Pty Ltd

Project Sea Dragon - Developing a global scale prawn farming project in Australia

Dallas Donovan, Chief Operating Officer. Director – Aquaculture Operations, Western Australian Resources Limited

National marketing strategy update

Trudi Cassin, Partner, Brand Council


NT labelling success story

Rob Fish, Chief Executive Officer. Northern Territory Seafood Council

Benefits of certification beyond the marketplace

Heidi Hansen, TASSAL Environmental Certifiaction Officer sponsored by GAA BAP

Provenance establishment of Australian and overseas prawn using their natural elemental fingerprints

Professor John Watling, University of Western Australia


Renewable Energy options and relativity to farms - farm case study

Mark Shepard, AEG Energy Group

Managing shrimp farm development; the environmental challenges and the application of biosecurity measures - an insight from Blue Acrhipelago

Nyan Taw, Blue Archipelago, Malaysia

The new CSIRO, working with Flagships and what this means for our R & D relationships with Australia's prawn and barramundi industries

Dr Nigel P. Preston, Theme Leader | Breed Engineering 1021. CSIRO Food Futures Flagship

Panel discussion - wrap up of key points

Dr Hone, Dr Smullen and Dr Preston