TARS 2023 is an in-person event to be held August 16-17, 2023 at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali.
07:15 - 07:55   Registration 08:00 - 08:10   Welcome Address Session 1 (08:10 - 10:00)
State of the Industry, Growth and Challenges in Asia

Reviewing the challenges in Asia’s shrimp aquaculture from these vantage points; low survival rates leading to reduced margins with rising costs of production; role of genetics and nutrition and status on marketing Asian shrimp. A case study on Indonesia and its growth potential. These presentations set the stage for TARS2023 -Shrimp Aquaculture: Regeneration
08:10 Lifting the Dark Clouds that Cover Asian Shrimp Farming
Robins McIntosh, Executive Vice President, Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Ltd, Thailand
08:30 Farmed Shrimp: Intra-Asia Trade and Potential of Domestic and Consumption
Chris van Bussel, Senior Analyst, KONTALI, Norway
08:50 Modelling Precision Nutrition with Bespoke Genetics
Brett Glencross, Technical Director, IFFO The Marine Ingredients Organisation, United Kingdom
09:10 Resilience and Growth in the Indonesian Shrimp Industry - Sustainable Culture Practices and Marketing Strategies
Haris Muhtadi, President, Shrimp Club Indonesia, Indonesia
09:30 Q&A and Industry Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ronnie Tan, Regional Aquaculture Consultant, U.S. Grains Council, Malaysia
Panellist: S Santhana Krishnan, Founder & CEO, SK Marine Technologies, India
10:00 - 10:20 Tea Break
Session 2 (10:20 - 11:30)
A Good Start with Genetics, Hatchery and Nursery

It all starts with genetics with hatchery and nursery phases to deliver good post larvae and juveniles. How can all three come together? Presentations will cover maximizing phenotypes with culture models and environment and the future needs in shrimp genetics; is good post larvae a product of good genetics or hatchery management? and building a good nursery production system and early-stage nutrition.
10:20 Genetics and Environment - What Next?
Dan Fegan, Chief Impact Officer, SyAqua Group, Thailand
10:40 The Power of the First 30 Days, Crafting the Foundation for Increased Farming Efficiencies
Olivier Decamp, R&D and Business Development Health Director, INVE Aquaculture (part of Benchmark), Thailand
11:00 Q&A and Industry Panel Discussion
Session Chair: Rizky Darmawan, CEO, PT Delta Marine Group, Indonesia
Panellists: Steve Arce, Director of Technical Services Kona Bay Shrimp-Hendrix Genetics Aquaculture, USA; Craig Browdy, Director of Research and Development, Zeigler Bros Inc., USA
Session 3 (11:30 - 12:40)
Managing Productivity with Disease Mitigation

Occurring either singly or as co-infections, EHP, AHPND, WSSV and WFS remain the scourge of productivity. What needs to be done to reduce comorbidities and track disease trigger points, maintain consistency and improve predictability in farming. A panel of farmers will highlight what they wish from the disease experts. The end game is to live with disease and sustain productivity targets.
11:30 Update on the Microsporidian Shrimp Parasite Enterocytozoon Hepatopenaei (EHP)
Kallaya Sritunyalucksana, Principle Researcher, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)/National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand
11:50 AI and Big Data Analytics to Predict Trigger Points for AHPND, IMNV and WSD
Aryo Wiryawan, Founder and Chairman, JALA Tech, Indonesia
12:10 Q&A and Industry Panel Discussion
Session Chair: Daranee Seguin, Aqua Business Unit Director SEA, Phibro Animal Health Corporation, Thailand
Panellists: Loc Tran, Founder & Director, ShrimpVet Laboratory Vietnam; Dan Fegan, Chief Impact Officer, SyAqua Group, Thailand
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch
Session 4 (14:00 - 15:50)
Matching Industry Needs with Precision Shrimp Nutrition, Health Interventions and Feed Efficiency

Today, intensive shrimp farming comprises numerous models, using various genetics: growth, robustness and balanced lines. With high feed prices, the focus is precision nutrition as well as matching nutrition to genetics, health interventions with functional feeds and optimising feed efficiency. Feed plays an important role in the sustainable shrimp agenda. Modelling strategies can predict formulation costs and get the best out of feed ingredients and nutrients.
14:00 Harnessing Shrimp Health with Functional Nutrition
Ei Lin Ooi, Regional Manager Aquaculture APAC, Adisseo, Singapore
14:20 Optimized Feed and Feeding Protocol for Increased Profitability and Reduced Environmental Impact
Achmad Wahyudi, Technical Director, PT Grobest Indomakmur, Indonesia
14:40 Exploring the Potential of Feed Enzymes in Shrimp Aquaculture: Benefits, Challenges and Opportunities
Chi Man, Technical Specialist, Feed Enzymes, Feed Performance Ingredients and Aquaculture, BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Ltd, Hong Kong
15:00 Breaking the Mould
Nguyen Ngoc Diem, Aqua Technical Expert, APAC, dsm-firmenich, Vietnam
15:20 Q&A and Industry Panel Discussion
Session Chair: Romi Novriadi, Lecturer, Jakarta Technical University of Fisheries, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia
15:50 - 16:10 Tea Break
Session 5 (16:10 - 17:10)
Industry Dialogue: What is Holding Shrimp Aquaculture Back

A deep dive by a panel of young stakeholders into how to make shrimp farming sexy and attract a younger generation of shrimp farmers. They will discuss the limitations with current shrimp aquaculture models and strategies such as focus on marketing ahead of production.
Session 6 (17:10 - 18:10)
How to Maintain the Resurgence of the Black Tiger

Demand has not met expectations and how can industry improve marketing and reduce production costs. A panel of players in the black tiger farming segment will explore improving margins and creating demand.
17:10 Challenges in Costs of Production and Marketing Black Tiger Shrimp in India
Manoj Sharma, Director, Mayank Aquaculture, India
17:30 Required Commitments to Fulfil Differentiation Markets forP. monodon
Regis F. Bador, Senior Aquaculture Expert, New Caledonia
17:40 Q&A and Industry Panel Discussion
Session Chair: Dean M Akiyama, Aquaculture Technical Advisor, Indonesia
Panellists: Catherine Lee, Shrimp Export Lead, Goh Siong Tee Marine Product Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia; Yufan Zhang, China Aqua Business Development Manager, Alltech, China
18:30 - 20:30    Networking Session and Cocktail Reception
Session 7 (08:30 - 10:00)
Future Proofing of Asia’s Shrimp Aquaculture

Asian shrimp farming is already at intensive levels and surpassing carrying capacity, thus inviting diseases. How do Asian producers see the road ahead, in terms of investments, human resources and automation, technology upgrades, expanding markets and creating aggregate demand? What is Asia’s sustainability story?
08:30 Health and Microbiome Monitoring for Preventative Shrimp Farm Management
Alexander Farthing, Chief Scientific Officer, DELOS Aqua, Indonesia
08:50 Balancing Shrimp Farming Models with Management and Carrying Capacity for the Future Growth of Industry in Vietnam
Wei Che Wen, Sales and Marketing Manager – Asia, Uni-President Vietnam Co. Ltd., Vietnam
09:10 Matching Product to Specific Market Demand: Cost & Quality
Hervé Lucien-Brun, Aquaculture Consultant, Jefo Nutrition, Inc., Canada
09:30 Smart Feed Management for Sustainable Shrimp Aquaculture
Dominique P. Bureau, Professor, Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph & Chief Scientific Officer, Wittaya Aqua International, Canada
09:50 Unleashing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for a Thriving and Sustainable Shrimp Aquaculture Sector
Björn Kok, PhD. Candidate, University of Stirling, Scotland
10:10 Q&A and Industry Panel Discussion
Session Chair: Regis F. Bador, Development Strategy Advisor, New Caledonia
10:40 - 11:10 Tea Break
Session 8 (11:10 - 12:40)
Breakout: Developing Traceability Along the Supply Chain

Asian shrimp aquaculture is highly fragmented. In order to develop sustainable shrimp, the key is ensuring traceability along the supply chain.
In this 1.5-hour interactive breakout roundtable session, all participants will discuss key issues in promoting traceability between the two segments of the supply chain.
Methodology: All participants will be grouped into 10 pax/roundtable, according to their preference indicated during the registration process. There will be a roundtable leader assigned to each roundtable.
  • Group 1: Hatchery & Genetics and Farming (HGF)
  • Group 2: Farming and Feed Production (FFP)
  • Group 3: Processing & Marketing and Farming (PMF)
Some discussion points are given here.
Group 1: Hatchery & Genetics and Farming (HGF)
  • Genetics Lines - SPF or SPT/Robustness or Growth
  • Post Larvae Diagnostics and Movements No Antibiotic Use/Disease free certifications
  • No Ablation and Certification
  • OIE Listing on Disease Pathogens
  • Feeds and Feeding Regimes in Hatchery/Nursery/Live vs Frozen Feeds
  • Group Task: Develop Traceability Criteria
Group 2: Farming and Feed Production (FFP)
  • Feed Ingredients and Additives/GMO Free
  • Certification (Responsibly Sourced Fishmeal (FIP/non-IUU) and Soy
  • Alternative Ingredients and Circular Economy
  • Top Dressing
  • Functional Feeds
  • Metrics: LCA, GHG, CO2/kg Feed
  • Group Task: Develop Traceability Criteria
Group 3: Processing & Marketing and Farming (PMF)
  • Antibiotic Clearance at Plant/Farm
  • Chemicals (Metasulphites, Soaking)/T°C and Time (from Harvest to Processing)
  • Certification - Who Pays
  • Animal Welfare (Live Frozen)
  • Metrics: Net Carbon Output (CO2/kg Shrimp)
  • Block Chain Traceability/Identity Preservation
  • Group Task: Develop Traceability Criteria
12:40 - 14:30   Lunch Session 9 (14:30 - 15:30)
Hard Talk: What Does it Take to Produce Sustainable Asian Shrimp

A panel of industry leaders across Asia will debate on: Is Asia losing out without branding and a sustainability story for gen Z consumers. What game changes are required? 15:30 - 16:00   Tea Break and Networking
Session 10 (16:00 - 18:00)
Presentations on Summary from 3 Breakout Sessions and Q&A

  • Group 1: Hatchery & Genetics and Farming (HGF)
  • Group 2: Farming and Feed Production (FFP)
  • Group 3: Processing & Marketing and Farming (PMF)
18:00                Closing of TARS 2023