International Conference & Exhibition on AQUACULTURE & FISHERIES

International Conference & Exhibition on AQUACULTURE & FISHERIES (Aquaculture Horizons) will be held in the vibrant city of Lisbon, Portugal, where the shimmering waters of the Atlantic meet the rich tapestry of aquaculture innovation. The Aquaculture Horizons promises to be an immersive exploration of the latest trends, breakthroughs, and sustainable practices shaping the future of aquaculture.

Renowned experts will delve into the latest advancements in sustainable aquaculture, exploring how innovative practices can ensure a harmonious coexistence with our oceans. A diverse panel of experts will explore the integration of cutting-edge technologies such as AI, IoT, and blockchain in aquaculture. Discover how these innovations are revolutionizing efficiency, traceability, and overall industry sustainability.

The conference also serves as a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the latest innovations, trends, concerns, as well as practical challenges encountered and adopted solutions in the fields of aquaculture and fisheries technology. There will be speaker slots dedicated to Q&A sessions, ensuring detailed discussions on the topics and providing opportunities for active participation. Additionally, there will be captivating networking opportunities for all attendees. Given the high interest, we anticipate that the event will sell out quickly, so we encourage you to register early.


March 10, 2024

Abstract Submission Opens


September 10, 2024

Abstract Submission Deadline


March 15, 2024

Conference Registration Opens


October 5, 2024

Final Registration

International Chair

Roy D Palmer
Roy D Palmer
Association of International Seafood Professionals, Australia




Aquaculture Horizons 2024 is focusing on the sustainable development guidelines. All Abstracts and conference sessions will focus on the following topics.

  • Aquatic animal biology and stock assessment
  • Aquatic stock enhancement
  • Climate change and aquaculture
  • Fish Aquaculture (Pond, Raceway, Cage, IMTA, Organic, Biofloc, RAS and semi-RAS)
  • Crustacean Aquaculture
  • Mollusc and Echinoderm Aquaculture
  • Algae and Seaweed Aquaculture and industrial applications
  • Aquaponics
  • Reproduction physiology and broodstock management
  • Nutrition and live food in Aquaculture
  • Fish welfare
  • Ichthyology
  • Genomic and Selective breeding
  • Ornamental aquatics
  • Aquatic animal Health & Diseases (Diagnosis, Control & Vaccination)
  • Processing, co-products and value addition
  • Markets and marketing
  • New technologies in fisheries science (biotechnology, nanotechnology and nuclear science)
  • Aquatics and Human health
  • Governance, policy and regulations: Strategic planning
  • Social dimension, women and youth in fisheries and aquaculture
  • COVID-19 Impacts on Aquaculture and Fisheries


Andreia C. M. Rodrigues
Andreia C. M. Rodrigues
Researcher, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Roy D Palmer
Prof. Dr. Roy D. PALMER
Association of International Seafood Professionals, Australia
Simon J Davies
Prof. Simon J Davies
Adjunct Professor of Aquaculture Nutrition & Marine Biosciences University of Galway, Ireland. Honorary Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, UK
Jose M. Fernandez Polanco
Prof. Jose M. Fernandez Polanco
Professor, Department of Business Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Cantabria, Spain
Paul Robert Van Der Heijden
Paul Robert Van Der Heijden
Founder, MatureDevelopment BV, Netherlands
Guillaume Le Reste
Eng. Guillaume Le Reste
Chief Executive Officer, Halieutica company, France
Fatima Kies
Asso. Prof. Dr. Fatima Kies
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Orlando Rodrigues da Silva
Orlando Rodrigues da Silva
Aquaponics and Aquaculture Project Manager, Verdagua (Portugal) and Grenoucerie (Spain)
Tal Ben-Horin
Dr. Tal Ben-Horin
Assistant professor College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, USA

Supporting Partners

Media Partners
Media Partners
Media Partners
Media Partners
Media Partners
Media Partners

Aquaculture Market 2024

Much like farming, fishing has quickly devolved into an unreliable industry for all parties involved.

Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic organisms, has emerged as a significant contributor to the global food industry. With the increasing demand for seafood, declining wild fish stocks, and a growing population, aquaculture plays a pivotal role in meeting the global protein requirements.

Market Size and Growth:

The global aquaculture market has experienced remarkable growth in recent years and continues to expand at a steady pace. According to industry reports, the market was valued at 200 billion USD in 2020 and is projected to reach 262 billion USD by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period. This growth is driven by various factors, including increasing seafood consumption, rising global population, and advancements in aquaculture technologies.

In 2019, Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global aquaculture market and is poised to maintain its dominance in the future. The region's strong position can be attributed to its significant contribution to aquaculture production and consumption. With favourable factors such as abundant water resources, growing population, and increasing demand for seafood, Asia-Pacific is well-positioned to drive the growth of the global aquaculture market.

The Asia-Pacific region, led by countries such as China, India, and South Korea, is poised to experience significant growth in the aquaculture market. It is estimated to reach $24.4 billion by 2027. These projections indicate a positive outlook for the aquaculture industry, providing opportunities for stability and expansion in the fishing sector.

The United States market is currently valued at $2.7 billion, while China is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.9%. By 2027, the global market is expected to reach a size of $177.3 billion, with China maintaining its position as one of the fastest-growing markets. Other notable markets include Japan and Canada, forecasted to grow at rates of 2.5% and 3.4% respectively during the period of 2020 to 2027. In Europe, Germany is projected to grow at approximately 2.7% CAGR.

Key Market Trends:

Sustainable Aquaculture Practices: Sustainability has become a central focus in the aquaculture industry. Governments, organizations, and industry players are adopting responsible farming practices to minimize environmental impact, conserve natural resources, and ensure the long-term viability of the sector. This includes reducing reliance on wild fish for feed, improving feed efficiency, optimizing water usage, and implementing effective waste management strategies.

Technological Advancements: The integration of advanced technologies in aquaculture is revolutionizing the industry. Automation, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are being used to enhance monitoring and control systems, optimize feeding regimes, detect diseases, and improve overall farm management. These technologies help increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability while minimizing environmental risks.

Rising Demand for Premium Seafood: With the growing consumer focus on health and sustainability, there is a rising demand for premium seafood products. Consumers are increasingly seeking out aquaculture products that are ethically produced, traceable, and meet high-quality standards. This presents opportunities for industry players to cater to niche markets and premium segments, offering differentiated and value-added products.

Expansion of Marine Species Culture: While traditional fish species such as salmon, shrimp, and tilapia dominate the aquaculture market, there is a growing interest in cultivating marine species like oysters, mussels, sea cucumbers, and seaweed. These species not only diversify the product range but also contribute to the development of a more sustainable and integrated aquaculture system.

Get Involved in Aquaculture Horizons

Interested in Exhibiting?
The exhibition is the perfect opportunity to showcase your company, your products and services while networking at the largest gathering of aqua culture professionals in the world.
Free Expo Pass
Over 50+ companies are participating in the exhibition and entry to the exhibit hall is free. Meet the teams and test equipment from the companies shaping the future.
Attend the Conference
Join the discussion with industry leaders and key decision-makers.
We look forward to welcoming you at the leading global platform for aquaculture business.