Venue:
AIT Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Organizers:







International Symposium on Aquaculture and Fisheries Education (ISAFE)
A. International committee:

Chairs:
1.    Prof Said Irandoust, President, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
2.    Prof Pan Yingjie, President, Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China
3.    Prof Ida Siason, President, Asian Fisheries Society (AFS)

Honorary Chairs:
1.    Dr Ichiro Nomura, Head, Fisheries & Aquaculture Department, FAO, Rome, Italy
2.    Prof Sena DeSilva, DG, NACA, Bangkok, Thailand
3.    Dr Meryl Williams, ACIAR, Australia

Vice Chairs:
1.    Prof Huang Shuolin, Shanghai Ocean University, China
2.    Prof Patrick Sorgeloos, Ghent University, Belgium
3.    Dr Chan Lui Lee, Immediate Past-President & Current AFS Councilor
4.    Dr Dilip Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, CIFE, ICAR, India
5.    Dr Amararatne Yakupitiyage, Assoc. Professor, AARM, AIT

Convener:
1.    Dr Ram C. Bhujel, AARM, AIT

Members:
1.    Dr David Little, Stirling University, UK
2.    Dr Suriyan Tunkijjanukij, Dean FoF, Kasetsart Univ., Thailand
3.    Prof Hisashi Kurokura, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
4.    Dr Amrit Bart, Director, AIT-Vietnam
5.    Prof Jim Diana, Univ. of Michigan, USA
6.    Prof Uthairat Na-Nakorn, Head, Aquaculture Department, Kasetsart University, Thailand
7.    Prof Hung, Dean, Nha Trang University
8.    Dr NT Phuong, Can Tho University
9.    Dr PA Tuan, MARD, Vietnam
10.  Prof Md. Abdul Wahab, Bangladesh
11.  Prof Charles Ngugi – Moi University, Kenya
12.  Prof Emmanuel Kaunda, Bunda College, Malawi
13.  Prof Romedio Bolivar, the Philippines
14.  Dr Wenresti Gallardo, AARM, AIT, Thailand
15.  Dr Toledo - SEAFDEC, Aquaculture Dept., the Philippines
16.  Dr Madhav Shrestha, IAAS, Nepal
17.  Dr Dhirendra Thakur, AARM, AIT
18.  Dr Kriengkrai, Kasetsart University, Thailand
19   Dr Shi-Yen Shiau, AFS Councilor and Editor of our AFS Journal Taiwan
20.  Prof Sherif, Malaysia

Keynote/Invited speakers (confirmed):
1.    Prof Em Peter Edwards, Asian Institute of Technology
2.    Dr Meryl Williams, ACIAR Board Chair and former DG WorldFish Center
3.    Prof Sena DeSilva, Director General, NACA, Bangkok
4.    Prof Patrick Sorgeloos, Ghent Univ, Belgium
5.    Dr Dilip Kumar, Vice Chancellor, CIFE, ICAR, India
6.    Prof David Little, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
7.    Prof Huang Shuolin, vice President, Shanghai Ocean University
8.    Prof Hisashi Kurokura, Tokyo University of Fisheries, Japan
9.    Prof Atshushi Hagiwara, Nagasaki University, Japan
10.  Dr Jim Rakocy, Univ. of the Virgin Island, USA
11.  Prof Kenneth Ruddle, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Scientific and Program Committee:
1.    Prof Peter Edwards (Chair)
2.    Dr Wenresti Gallardo (Co-chair)
3.    Dr Ram C. Bhujel – AARM

Proceedings Editorial Committee:
1.    Prof Peter Edwards (Chair)
2.    Prof Ida Siason
3.    Prof Zhou, SHOU
4.    Dr Ram C. Bhujel
5.    Ms Arlene


B. Local Organizing Committee:

1. Overall management:
  • Dr Ram Bhujel
  • Dr Amara Yakupitiyage
  • Dr Wenresti Gallardo
  • Dr Dhirendra Thakur

2. Promotions/publicity
  • Dr Bhujel - overall
  • Dr Kriengkrai – Thailand
  • Dr Amrit Bart - Vietnam
  • Dr Theo Ebbers – Wetland Alliance partners
  • Dr Wenresti Gallardo – other countries

3. Registration
  • Ms Tida Leagnavar (an intern)
  • Ms Kelly Franklin (AARM student)
  • Mr Noratat (an intern)
  • Ms Chanyapat (Chaleo)
  • Ms Lucia
  • Ms Yupa
  • Ms Vannida

4. Program/presentation scheduling/arrangement       
  • Dr Bhujel
  • Dr Gallardo

5.  Accommodation and trade exhibition:

6. Post-symp field trip and transportation:


Official symposium email:  ISAFE@ait.asia     or     isafe2009@gmail.com

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