TARS 2019. Aquafeeds: Fit for Future. August 14-15 2019, Bali, Indonesia. Stay tuned for Program and Speaker updates.

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TARS 2019. Aquafeeds: Fit for Future. August 14-15 2019, Bali, Indonesia. Stay tuned for Program and Speaker updates.

Aquafeeds: Fit For Future

The aquaculture industry is highly dependent on the feed segment to be successful. In Asia, feed is seen to be one of the weak links in the supply chain. In shrimp feeds, the segment is not formulating sufficiently dense feeds to match the growth potential of the new genetic strains. The available marine fish feeds adopt ‘a one size fits all’ specification and are sometimes unable to meet the nutrient requirements of specific species. Due to low prices of the final product, freshwater fish feeds only focus on price and FCR while ignoring the measure of feed costs per unit of fish fillet. In today’s challenging times, particularly with addressing diseases, nutrition has a role in ensuring adequate health status and disease management. Functional feeds could play this important role and yet, there appears to be some resistance.

Finding credible fishmeal replacements to meet the same performance, and at the same costs, is no longer a dream, however, the industry must move from crude protein to amino acid-based formulations. Feed has a critical role to play in improving efficiency and reducing environmental pollution, in order to develop a sustainable aquaculture industry. For expansion to occur and investment to accelerate, the aquafeed industry is an important stakeholder and must be fit for the future.

TARS 2019 will take all these factors into consideration to provide direction towards developing aquafeeds that meet the future needs of the industry.

2019 Program

The ninth in the series, TARS 2019 will feature a vibrant speaker program that will address a wide range of topics, from the state of Asia’s aquafeed industry and state of aquaculture nutrition in freshwater fish, marine fish and marine shrimp), to nutritional requirements (including new protein meals to replace fishmeal); functional feeds to boost immunity; disease control and health management; application of best management practices and feed technologies to improve overall performance and efficiency to ensure Asia’s aquaculture industry remains sustainable and viable.

    5 Plenary Sessions:
  • - State of industry & challenges (and state of aquaculture nutrition in freshwater fish, marine fish and marine shrimp)
  • - Nutrient requirements and gap analysis (for major species and early stage nutrition)
  • - Functional feeds for the immune system & disease and health management
  • - New protein meals and oils for fishmeal/fish oil replacement
  • - Technology and sustainability for the future
    Dialogue with C-suite executives of aquafeed companies:
  • - Hard-hitting questions on business and nutrition, challenges, successes and opportunities for Asia’s aquafeed industry.
    3 Breakout Roundtable Sessions:
  • - Focusing on current issues impacting the feeds industry, discuss and prioritise key areas for improvement in:
    • - Marine shrimp
    • - Freshwater fish
    • - Marine fish

*Preliminary program to be posted when available.


International experts representing key industry stakeholders and the academia will share new knowledge, and exchange insights and experiences at the plenary and interactive breakout sessions that have become synonymous with this critical series.

Who Should Attend

TARS 2019 is the ideal platform for networking and dialogue among Asia’s key players in the shrimp, freshwater and marine fish feed sectors including CEOs, feed producers, nutritionists, technologists, formulators, geneticists, farm and hatchery managers, integrators, investors, marketers, governments, NGOs and academia.


To enjoy special room rate at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, make your reservation before July 13, 2019. Room availability is on a first come, first served basis.

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    BTDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua 80363
    Bali, Indonesia
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