Title:

FRDC Sponsorship International Symposium for Genetics in Aquaculture XIII

Project Number:

2018-001

Organisation:

James Cook University (JCU)

Principal Investigator:

Dean Jerry

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$21,600.00

Program(s):

Adoption, Industry

FRDC Sponsorship International Symposium for Genetics in Aquaculture XIII

Final Report
ISBN:978-0-9954471-5-8
ISSN:
Author(s):Dean Jerry
Date Published:November 2018
The International Symposium for Genetics in Aquaculture (ISGA) is a triennial premier aquaculture event that brings together globally leading researchers, industry, and students who are interested in the application of genetics to the improvement of aquaculture production and sustainability. The conference is held on a different continent every 3 years and in 2018 the event was held in Cairns, Queensland 15-20th July. In 2018, the focal theme of the conference was based around industry implementation and practice of genetics into industrial aquaculture.
The conference showcased to industry not only the frontiers of genetic research when applied to aquaculture, but also how the global aquaculture industry is adopting genetics to improve productivity and some of the challenges they have faced and overcome. it provided an opportunity for the Australian industry to be exposed to genetics and how it is being used in aquaculture will raise awareness of its potential use in Australian industries.

Objectives

1. Bring a expert speaker to Australia to present on the future of synthetic biological technologies to the aquaculture industry

2. Offer opportunity for Australian industry to be exposed to the use of genetics and where the field is going relevant to aquaculture

3. Expose an international audience to several examples of Australia's best-practice aquaculture industries