2018 Program

TARS 2018 features a vibrant speaker program that will address a range of topics, from the current state of Asia’s shrimp aquaculture industry, to new approaches for improving shrimp production, higher level of control, productivity and cost efficiency, and transformation to ensure the future of the industry.

Plenary Sessions

Session 1: State of the Industry & Challenges
State of the Shrimp Aquaculture Industry – Surviving in a Changing World
Robins McIntosh, Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company, Thailand
Science in Shrimp Farming and Recent Innovations in Hatchery and Production Systems in Vietnam
Loc Huu Tran, ShrimpVet Laboratory, Vietnam
Shrimp Farming in India – Fast & Furious Controls and Caution to Growth
S. Santhana Krishnan, Marine Technologies, India
The Road Towards a Sustainable Shrimp Industry in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities From a Feed Producer’s Perspective
John Tinsley, BioMar A/S, Costa Rica
Session 2: Productivity in the Supply Chain
Update on Current Shrimp Disease Threats in Asia: Managing Trigger Points in Diseases & Production Strategies
Anwar Hasan, Biomin, Singapore
Different Horses for Different Courses: Revisiting SPF/SPR/SPT
Morten Rye, Akvaforsk Genetics Center, Norway
Sustainable Approaches for Vannamei Shrimp Nursery Culture in Asia
Manuel Poulain, INVE Aquaculture, Thailand
Session 3: Nutritional and Health Interventions
Mitigating Disease Through Gut Health: Options Today
Serge Corneillie, Diamond V, Japan
A Nutritional Solution against White Spot Syndrome Virus on Pacific White Shrimp in Ecuador
Thiago Soligo, DSM, Latin America
Meeting Farming Expectations: Functional Ingredients for Modern Shrimp Feeds and Robust Animals
Fabio Soller, Diana-Aqua, Thailand
Session 4: Revival of the Black Tiger Shrimp
Push and Pull Factors for Farming Black Tiger Shrimp
WSD-resistant Monodon Shrimp: Part of the Solution
Grace Chu-Fang Lo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Session 5: Attracting Investments
Production Efficiency, Improving Profitability and Reducing Risks
Investing in Asia’s Shrimp Industry: Investor’s Perspective
Meeting Investor’s Requirements at Farm Level: Producer’s Perspective

* Program subject to change.

Also featuring

Hard Talk with Young Shrimp Farmers:

Hard-hitting questions on new business and farming models, challenges and successes.

Breakout Roundtable Sessions with Panel Discussions:

Led by team leaders, participants in each of the 3 assigned breakout groups will review the industry’s strengths, weaknesses and constraints; and propose improvements and changes to move Asia’s shrimp aquaculture industry forward. Leaders from each group will present a summary of the output at the Report Session.