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October 4, 2013


Biofloc Workshop


In conjunction with the Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2013 conference (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 10-13, 2013), sponsored by the World Aquaculture Society and the Asian Institute of Technology, the Aquacultural Engineering Society (AES) will conduct a Workshop on Biofloc Technology and Shrimp Diseases (December 9-10, 2013).


Recently, increasing laboratory and field observations have been reported on the use of biofloc technology to help manage early mortality syndrome.  Yet, in most cases, these observations were not supported by scientific research, precluding the establishment of clear, reproducible and detailed conclusions.


The AES workshop is being organized to review new scientific studies and observations on the effect of biofloc technology on shrimp diseases.  It will summarize field experience, suggest further research priorities and propose applied strategies to minimize disease outbreaks.


The workshop will start on December 9, 2013, with a session on environmental effects on shrimp diseases including papers on the basics of shrimp diseases and immune system and the effects of management and environmental conditions on the diseases.  Lunch will be included for workshop participants.  The workshop will resume with a half-day session on September 10, 2013, to discuss field observations and experiments as a potential means to minimize diseases.


Registration: $75 for both days and $25 for just the second day.  You can register online at the World Aquaculture Society’s Website.  Individuals who plan to pay the registration fee on arrival are encouraged to pre-register at the WAS Website.


Information: Yoram Avnimelech at or Hoang Tung at


Source: Email to Shrimp News International from Venture Farms, Pte., Ltd.  Subject: Biofloc Technology and Shrimp Disease.  October 4, 2013.


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