A Brief About Aquabe

A Brief About Aquabe

Earth is a Blue Planet, as more than 70% of its surface is covered by water. Half the world’s population lives within 60 km of the sea and around 75% of all large metropolis are located along the coasts. Inland and marine ecosystems provide food security, livelihoods and employment to millions of people, particularly in the developing world.

Conference Seminars
Active Participants
Eminent Speakers

List of Themes & Speakers

Aquatic Resources Management – Living (ARM)

1.Dr. B. Madhusoodana Kurup
– Former Vice Chancellor (KUFOS) & Emeritus Professor, School of Industrial Fisheries, CUSAT

2.Dr Leela Edwin
– Head & Principal Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology

3.Dr. Sunil Mohamed
– Principal Scientist, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute

4.Dr Peter Ng
– Director, Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore

Aquatic Resources Management – Non-Living (ARM-NL)

1.Dr. Ram Anand Bheeroo
– Director, Mauritius Institute of Oceanography

2.Dr. Thrivikramji
– Programme Director (Geoinformatics), Centre for Environment & Development, Thiruvananthapuram

3.Dr. S.Sanjeevi
– Professor, Dept. of Geology, Anna University

4.Dr . M Sudhakar
– Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology (CMLRE)

5.Dr. Prem Saddul
– Chairman, Mauritius Institute of Oceanography

6.Dr. R. Nagendra
– Professor, Dept. of Geology, Anna University

Aquatic production systems  (APS)

1.Dr. Karen Veverica
–  Director, College of Aquaculture, Auburn

2.Dr. Arul Victor Suresh
– Managing Director, United Research (Singapore) Pte. Ltd

3.Dr Krishna R Salin
– Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology

4.Dr. Vikas Kumar
– Assistant Professor-Research (Fish Nutrition & Nutrigenomics), Animal & Veterinary Science, University of

5.Dr. Raman Kumar Trivedi
– Director of Student Welfare, Bihar Animal Sciences University

6.Dr. Ya-Xiong Tao
– Professor of Physiology, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary
Medicine, Auburn University, USA

7.Prof. Dr. Yew Hu Chien
– Professor, National Taiwan Ocean University

Aquatic production systems  (APS-BT)

1.Dr. Satish Prasad
– Senior Scientist – Aquatic Animal Health, Growel Feeds Pvt Ltd

2.Dr. K.K.Vijayan
– Director, ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture

3.Prof. Dr. Indrani Karunasagar
– Director (R&D), Nitte Mangalore

4.Dr. K.V.Rajendran
– Principal Scientist & Head, Aquatic Environment and Health Management Division, ICAR- Central Institute
of Fisheries Education

5.Dr. M.Rosalind George
– Professor & Head, Dept. of Fish Pathology & Health Management, Fisheries College & Research

6.Eng.Ayano Beraso
– President, Hawassa University,  Hawassa,  Ethiopia

7.Dr. Kassaye Balkew
– Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Hawassa University, Ethiopia

8.Dr. Zufan Bedewi
– Assistant Professor, Head, Department of Biology, Hawassa University, Ethiopia

9.Prof. P. Natarajan
– Aquatic Sciences and Aquaculture, Hawassa University (HU), Hawassa, Ethiopia

Climate Change Impact on Blue Economy (CCIBE)

1.Dr. P V Joseph
– Former Director, IMD & Former Professor of CUSAT, Cochin

2.Dr. Vinayachandran
–  Professor, Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (CAOS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

3.Prof. Ravi Sankar Nanjundiah
– Director, Indian Institute of Tropical Meterology (IITM)

4.Ola M. Johannessen
– President, Nansen Scientific Society, Norway

Ocean Health & Global Warming (OHGW)

1.Dr. N Anil Kumar
– Scientist F , National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research

2.Dr. V N Sanjeevan
– Former Director, CMLRE & Prof. Chair, CARMC

3.Dr. Ajith Joseph
– Principal Scientist and Executive Director, Nansen Environmental Research Centre (India)

Ocean Processes & Environmental Impact (OPEI)

1.Dr. Ravichandran
– Director, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research

2.Dr. S. Satheesh Chandra Shenoi
– Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)

3.Prof George Shapiro
– Professor In Physical Oceanography, School of Biological and Marine Science, University of Plymouth

Aquatic Products and Technologies (APTI)

1.Dr.Suseela Mathew
– Principal Scientist & Head, Division of Biochemistry & Nutrition, ICAR-CIFT

2.Dr. Soottawat Benjakul
– Professor, Department of Food Technology, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

3.Dr. Bhaskar, N.
– Advisor (QA), Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Professor, Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Division of Marine Life Science, Hokkaido University, Japan

5.Dr. C.N.Ravishankar
– Director, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology
6.Dr. Sanu Jacob – Director, Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Marketing and Trade (MT)

1.Dr. Roy Parmer
– Executive Director-Aquaculture without Frontiers (Australia) & Executive Director-Association of International
Seafood Professionals  & Professor Honorario at Universidad Technologica del Mar de Tamaulipas Bicentenario

Legal regimes, Policies and Governance (LRPG)

1.Shri. K. R. Jyothilal IAS
– Principal Secretary, Department of Fisheries and Ports

2.Dr. Beena IAS
– Chairman, Cochin Port Trust, Willington Island, Cochin

3.Dr. Meryl J Williams
– Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of AFS (GAFS), Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology,
Selangor, Malaysia

4.Dr. Vinod Malayilethu
– Senior Consultant, WWF- India, Cochin

5.Dr. Ranjit Suseelan
– India Consultant, Marine Stewardship Council, India

6.Dr. P.Paul Pandian
– Fisheries Development Commissioner, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi

Education & Capacity Building (ECB)

1.Dr. Bert Enserinnk
– Faculty, Technology Policy & Management, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

2.Dr. A.Gopalakrishnan
– Director, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute

3.Dr. S. Felix
– Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University

4.Dr. K.V. Jayachandran
– Former Director of Research, KUFOS, Cochin

5.Dr. P. S. Pandey – Assistant Director General (EP&HS) ICAR New Delhi



The Kerala University of Fisheries & Ocean Studies, Kochi, India is organizing a three days International Conference on Aquatic Resources and Blue Economy in order to understand and highlight the contributions of  aquatic resources, both living and nonliving, to blue economy. The term blue economy refers to the sustainable harnessing of ocean resources through appropriate research and development for maximizing the benefit to humans. In the context of climate change and changing ocean environment, there is a constant impact on the aquatic resources, and the conference aims to take stock of the scenario from the point of view of fisheries and ocean sciences.

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Abstract Submission: On or Before 9th November 2019

Conference Themes

Conference Themes

Blue Economy

Blue Economy

Sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of ocean ecosystem

All economic activities related to oceans, seas and coasts. It covers a wide range of interlinked established and emerging sectors

An emerging concept which encourages better stewardship of our ocean or ‘blue’ resources

Blue Economy is to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and employment opportunities

Blue economy includes economic benefits that may not be marketed, such as carbon storage, coastal protection, cultural values and biodiversity

It is now a widely used term around the world with three related but distinct meanings- the overall contribution of the oceans to economies, the need to address the environmental and ecological sustainability of the oceans, and the ocean economy as a growth opportunity for both developed and developing countries

Blue economy means the use of the sea and its resources for sustainable economic development. For others, it simply refers to any economic activity in the maritime sector, whether sustainable or not

Sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of ocean ecosystem