PROGRAMME – 2nd International Ornamental Fish Trade and Technical Conference in Sri Lanka.

Join me in Sri Lanka in February!

08-10 February, 2017, Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

08 February 2017

07:30 – 09:00 AM Registration
09:00-10:30 AM Opening Ceremony
10:30 – 11:00 AM Tea break

PLENARY SESSION

11:00-11:20 PM Global Overview of the Ornamental Fish Industry: Challenges Trends and Outlook, Shane Willis, President, Ornamental Fish International (OFI), Netherlands

SESSION 1: Ornamental Fish Industry Status, Supply, Trade and Markets

11:20- 11:40 AM Overview of the US Market for Aquarium Fish and Invertebrates, Michael Tuccinardi, Senior Editor & Associate Publisher/Consultant, Reef to Rainforest Media/Blackwater Consulting, US
11:40 -12:00 NN EU Market and Legislation, Paul Bakuwel, Secretary General,Ornamental Fish International (OFI), Netherlands
12:00 -12:20 PM Latest Trends in the World Guppy Market, Andrew Lim, Asia Pacific Director, International Guppy Education & Exhibition Society, Malaysia
12:20-12.40 PM Discussion
12:40 – 01:40 PM Lunch break
01:40 – 02:00 PM Ornamental Fish Industry Status, Singapore, Lim MengHuat, Chief Operating Officer, Apollo AquariumPte Ltd, Singapore
02:00 – 02:20 PM Sri Lankan Ornamental Fish Industry – Trends and Outlook, Randika Fernando, President, Association of Live Tropical Fish Exporters, Sri Lanka
02:20 – 02:40 PM Trends in the Indian Ornamental Fish Industry, Mini Sekharan, Assistant Professor, School of Industrial Fisheries, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India
02:40 – 03:00 PM Discussion
03:00 – 03:30 PM Tea Break

SESSION 2: Market Access & Non-Tariff Barriers

03:30 – 03:50 PM Non-Tariff Barriers Affecting Ornamental Fish Trade, Svein Fossa, President, European Pet Organization, Norway
03:50 – 04:10 PM An Update on the New Rules and Regulations Coming up from Importing Countries, Paul Bakuwel, Secretary General, Ornamental Fish International (OFI), Netherlands
04:10 – 04:30 PM Why Bio Security is Essential in theOrnamental Fish Industry, and How to Implement it,Danny Benjamin, Managing Director, Hazorea Aquatics, Israel
04:30 – 05:00 PM Discussion
06.00 PM Networking Session followed by a Cocktail hosted by Hon. Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development.

9 February 2017

SESSION 3: Ornamental Fish Breeding Farming and Transportation

09:00 – 09:20 AM Breeding and Rearing of Asian Arowana, Nah HweeSeng, Principal Technologist/Aquaculture Technology Department,Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority(AVA), Singapore
09:20 -09:40 AM Importance of Broodstock Management and Selective Breeding, KapilaTissera, Independent Consultant, Sri Lanka
09:40 – 10:00 PM High Density Packing of Fish for Transportation& IATA Requirements, Lim MengHuat, Chief Operating Officer, Apollo Aquarium PteLtd, Singapore
10:00 – 10:20 PM Discussion
10:20 – 10:50 PM Tea Break
10:50 – 11:10 PM Innovations in the Farming of Ornamental Fish with Special Reference to Feeding and Rearing, Shane Willis, President, Ornamental Fish International (OFI), Netherlands
11:10 -11:30 PM Quarantine Procedures and Certification in Sri Lanka, G R Rajapaksha, Chief Animal Quarantine Officer, Department of Animal Production & Health, Sri Lanka
11:30 – 11:50 PM Identification of Diseases and Preventive Methods at Farm Level, Richmond Loh, Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist, The Fish Vet, Australia
11:50 – 12:20 PM Discussion
12:20 – 01:30 PM Lunch

SESSION 4: Marine Ornamental Fish Breeding and Rearing

01:30 – 01:50 PM Feasibility of Marine Ornamental Fish Breeding and Rearing, Svein Fossa, President, European Pet Organization, Norway
01:50- 02:10 PM Coral Farming: Moving Towards Sustainable Live Corals for the Marine Aquarium Trade, GayatriReksodihardjo-Lilley, Founder and Director, YayasanAlam Indonesia Lestari-The Indonesian Nature Foundation, Indonesia
02:10 – 02:30 PM New Frontiers in the Marine Ornamental Trade, Michael Tuccinardi, Senior Editor & Associate Publisher/Consultant, Reef to Rainforest Media/Blackwater Consulting, USA
02:30 – 03:00 PM Discussion
03.00 – 03.30 PM Tea Break
03.30 – 03.50 PM Understanding Connectivity Among Species and Habitats for Sustaining Wild Populations of Marine Aquarium Species, ArjanRajasuriya, Coordinator Coastal & Marine Programme, IUCN, Sri Lanka
03:50 – 04:10 PM Sustainable Ornamental Fish Production, Environmental Impact Issues and Benefits of Certification, Nada Bougouss, International Outreach Officer, Customer Relationship Management, Friend of the Sea, Italy
04:10 – 04:30 PM Closing the Programme

10 February 2017

09:00 –03:00 PM Visit to Ornamental Fish Breeding and Training Centre at Rambadagalle

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