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March 27, 2014


TARS 2014 Shrimp Conference



The TARS Aquaculture Roundtable Series is designed as a series of roundtable sessions aimed at bringing together all relevant stakeholders to discuss the state of Asian aquaculture and encourage the long-term sustainability of the industry.


Scheduled for August 20 and 21, 2014, at the Marriott Resort and Spa in Phuket, Thailand, the fourth Aquaculture Roundtable Series (TARS 2014) will address current and impending challenges to the long-term sustainability of shrimp farming in Asia.  TARS 2014—Shrimp Aquaculture Recovery, Revival and Renaissance—promises a comprehensive agenda of shrimp farming state-of-the-science presentations by a host of international experts, plus thought-provoking, interactive breakout sessions with industry leaders.


TARS 2014 aims to bring all stakeholders to the table to share updates and experiences, explore workable solutions, and develop a clear strategy to prevent and control diseases, while addressing pertinent issues such as tight supply, poor management practices, rising cost of feeds and production, environmental concerns and trade barriers.





With the plenary presentations serving as the backdrop, the breakout session will facilitate open dialogue and interaction among the delegates.  Participants will break into four main groups to discuss and deliberate the challenges facing Asian shrimp farming.


Session 1

• Status of the Industry and Marketing

• Status of Shrimp Farming in Asia

• Marketing Shrimp: The Seller’s Perspective

• Market demand: The buyer’s perspective


Session 2

• Learning and Surviving Diseases, Part1: Challenging Times

• Diseases Status of Shrimp Farming in Asia

• Identification and Validation of Molecular Markers for Genetic Improvement of Shrimp

• Does Specific Acquired Immunity Exist in Shrimp?

• Moving DSCAM Research From Bench top to Pond side

• Learning and Surviving Diseases, Part 2: Our Future

• Developing a Robust Shrimp via Genetic Selection—Theory and Practice

• New Tools and Strategies in Health Management

• Q & A Session


Session 3

• Culture Technology and Practices

• Improved Shrimp Hatchery Techniques, Post-Larval Quality and Growout Performance

Nursery Technology for Three-Phase Culture Systems

• Country Perspective: Proactive Management to Keep Diseases Away

• Industrialization and Sustainability: Experiences at an Integrated Operation

• Industry Perspective: Farming White Shrimp the Black Tiger Way


Session 4

• Nutrition and Health Interactions

• Developing the Ideal Feeds for Shrimp: Gap Analysis

• Nutrition and Disease Interactions, Learning From the Marine Fish Farming

• Feeds and Environment



Breakout Groups

• State-of-the-Industry and Marketing

• Learning and Surviving Diseases

• Culture Technology and Practices

• Nutrition and Health Interaction



TARS 2014 is open to industry sponsors to advertise and promote their companies, products and services during the event. Information: email: or



J.W. Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand, also the conference site

• Room Rate – $117 (single) per night

• Deluxe Garden View Room – $129 (double) per night

• Rates include daily breakfast and in-room internet

• Plus a 10% service charge and a 8.7% tax



Registration Fee

$514 – Early Bird (until May 25, 2014)

$633 – Regular Fee (starting Monday, May 26, 2014)

Online Registration: Limited to 200 participants


Information: Aqua Research, Pte., Ltd., Corporate Media Services, 3 Pickering Street, #02-36 Nankin Row, China Square Central, Singapore 048660 (phone 65-6327-8825, fax 65- 6223-7314, email


Source: The Website for the TARS 2014 Shrimp Farming Conference.  Website Visit on March 27, 2014.

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