14AFAF Organizers

About 14AFAF Organizers

The 14th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (14AFAF) is being organized by the Asian Fisheries Society (AFS), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, India, and Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch (AFSIB), Mangalore, India.

Asian Fisheries Society (AFS)
Asian Fisheries Society (AFS) is a non-profit scientific society based in Asia founded in 1984. The main aim of the society is to build a network of scientists and stakeholders involved in fisheries and aquaculture. The society is proactive in establishing local branches in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance cooperation in addressing fisheries-related issues in specific areas. The main goals of the AFS are, 1) to promote effective interactions among Asian fishery and aquaculture scientists and technicians, and to encourage complementary research activities, information sharing and publication of research outcomes, 2) to create awareness of the importance of cultivation, conserving marine resources and utilizing sustainable methods in various countries, and 3) to promote the establishment of fishery-related societies at national, local or regional levels, and to seek to organize alliances and cooperation with other societies with similar goals.

The Society holds a triennial forum, the Asian Fisheries Forum (AFF), among Asian countries to promote scientific interaction among members and the community. By bringing together aquaculture and fisheries scientists and stakeholders from the region the forum provides a venue to discuss regional priorities, common problems, and research findings. Each forum updates the members on recent trends and ongoing research results in the region. It provides a unique opportunity to learn and evaluate research and also provides much-needed scientific advice to policymakers, managers, and planners.

The previous triennial events were organized in different Asian countries, viz., 1AFF at Manila, Philippines on 26-31 May 1986; 2AFF at Tokyo, Japan on 22-27 April 1989; 3AFF at Singapore on 26-30 October 1992; 4AFF at Beijing, China on 16-20 October 1995; 5AFF at Chiang Mai, Thailand on 11-14 November 1998; 6AFF at Kaohsiung, Taiwan on 25-30 November 2001; 7AFF at Penang, Malaysia on 30 November -5 December 2004; 8AFF at Kochi, India on 20-23 November 2007; 9AFAF at Shanghai, China on 21-25 April 2011; 10AFAF at Yeosu, South Korea on 30 April-3 May 2013; 11AFAF at Bangkok, Thailand on 3-7 August 2016; 12AFAF at Iloilo City, Philippines on 8-14 April 2019, and 13AFAF at Tainan, Taiwan (Virtual) on 31 May-2 June 2022. The 14AFAF is now scheduled to be organized at New Delhi, India on 12-15 February 2025.

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Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous body under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India which is responsible for co-ordinating agricultural research and education in India through its 113 research institutes and wide linkage with the network of Central and State Agricultural Universities. The eight fisheries research institutes, namely 1) ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi; 2) ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore; 3) ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar; 4) ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai; 5) ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Kochi; 6) ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow; 7) ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (DCFR), Bhimtal; and 8) ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai along with the Subject Matter Division (SMD) of Fisheries Science, ICAR will be mainly responsible for organization of the 14AFAF.

Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch (AFSIB)
The Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch (AFSIB), founded in 1986 at the College of Fisheries, University of Agricultural Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, is one of the most successful branches of the Asian Fisheries Society. Similar to that of the parent body, AFSIB has been organizing triennial events (IFF/IFAF) since 1987 in different parts of India. The Indian Branch (AFSIB) also successfully organized the 8AFF in Kochi, India in November 2007 which was a grand success where more than 1000 scientists including 385 foreign delegates from 33 countries participated. Further, AFSIB collaborated in the organization of the 5th International Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF5) held at Lucknow, India in November 2014; the 5th International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia at Kochi, India in November 2015; and the 3rd International Symposium on Aquaculture and Fisheries Education (ISAFE3) at Mumbai, India.