IFS 2012


Welcome to the  International Fisheries Symposium – IFS 2012

Aquaculture and Fisheries industry are increasingly playing important roles in the world. Reportedly, the total world aquaculture and fisheries production is continuously increased which is approaching 150 million tons. The South-East Asia has been showing as a very dynamic and important region for aquaculture and fisheries which is significantly contributing to sustainable development of global aquaculture and fisheries.

Aquaculture and fisheries sciences and technology are rapidly developed in the South-East Asian countries to meet its missions and to due with newly immerged issues for sustainable development. Sharing knowledge in aquaculture and fisheries sciences and technology is thus really important and necessary for the region.

This is the second time, eight universities, Universitas Airlangga (Indonesia), Can Tho University (Vietnam), Kasetsart University (Thailand), Nong Lam University (Viet Nam), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (Malaysia), Prince of Songkla University (Thailand), Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya (Thailand), and Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia),   are jointly organizing the International Fisheries Symposium. As its objectives, the subject of this annual symposium is “Sharing knowledge for sustainable aquaculture and fisheries in the South – East Asia”.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for scientists, technicians, businessmen, farmers and managers from the South- East Asian countries and from the worldwide countries to gather and to share knowledge and information on Aquaculture and Fisheries Science and Technology.  Students are highly welcomed to attend the symposium.

This annual symposium will be organized at Can Tho University, Viet Nam, the third  largest producer of the world aquaculture production. This will give you a great chance to explore deeper aquaculture and fisheries industry in this country.

We strongly believe that this symposium is not only an opportunity to share knowledge, but also a great chance to promote further international collaboration in research, education, technical transfer and other business activities.

On behalf of the organizers, we warmly welcome you to Can Tho University, Viet Nam, and do hope that you will have wonderful time of staying here during the symposium.


Chair of the Symposium
Rector of Can Tho University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ha Thanh Toan