This international conference was held in collaboration with the Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, IPB with the Indonesian Society for Scientific Aquaculture (ISSA). This international scale conference is the first to be held. The Department of Aquaculture itself has held several national-scale conferences on similar topics. The national scale conference was packaged in the National Symposium on Aquaculture Biotechnology (SIMBIOTEK) which was held 5 times in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.
The first international conference was held in Indonesia, precisely at IPB International Convention Center, Bogor with two objectives, as follow:
Evaluate and disseminate the latest fisheries and marine research results relevant to aquaculture.
Discuss the policy, utilization, and development of aquaculture biotechnology and science.
In order to sustain the two objectives, this conference set the theme “Synergy of aquaculture stakeholders in strengthening the fisheries and marine sector that is independent, sustainable, and environmentally sound”. Against these objectives and themes the organizers set relevant paper topics to be delivered in parallel sessions , which starts with topics from keynote speakers in plenary sessions.