The 2nd International Ornamental Fish Trade and Technical Conference will take place from 8-10 February 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Ornamental Fish 2017- Two months to go!

The 2nd International Ornamental Fish Trade and Technical Conference will take place from 8-10 February 2017 at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Around 15 renowned international speakers (including Dr Richmond Loh, The Fish Vet) are invited to speak at the Conference, covering all the important aspects of the ornamental fish industry including challenges, developments and innovations in breeding, rearing and feed technology; as well as prevention and control of diseases in marine and freshwater ornamental fish. Trade and marketing; rules and regulations; environmental issues related to the industry; and certification are the other topical issues which will be addressed.

The organisers are pleased to announce Mr Shane Willis, President of Ornamental Fish International (OFI) as the Chairman of the Ornamental Fish 2017 Conference. His vast experience in the industry will undoubtedly provide for strong leadership during the conference. A farm visit for international participants is also being organised for the 10th of February 2017 to the Rambadagalla Ornamental Fish Breeding and Training Centre.

It will be an unique opportunity for participants to witness the ongoing research activities in this state-owned centre, including fish breeding, rearing and tissue culture of aquatic plants. The event will comprise a two-day conference and one-day field trip to ornamental fish farms in the country.

Who should attend?
Ornamental fish exporters, importers, breeders, farmers, traders, industry leaders, policy makers, government officials, researchers, academics and service providers.

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist

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