Aquaculture Africa 2023

Resilient value chains in the blue economy

Zambia, being one of the fastest growing aquaculture producer countries in Africa will host the largest aquaculture conference and trade show in Africa. Thousands of delegates from around the world are expected to converge in the bustling and glittering capital city, Lusaka to celebrate achievements on all aspects of aquaculture development in Africa, but also to find solutions to some of the challenges hampering the growth of the sector, and to explore new opportunities. AFRA2023 will undoubtedly provide numerous networking and collaboration opportunities.

The World Aquaculture Society (AFRAQ23) technical program will aim to cover developmental issues including latest research and developmental aspects on aquaculture in Africa. The thematic plenary and technical parallel sessions will comprise submitted oral and poster presentations. AFRAQ23 will feature an international trade exhibition, industry forums, student sessions and activities, satellite workshops (and training sessions) and various meetings/forums on aquaculture development in Zambia and Africa.

The international conference will be centered around the theme “Resilient value chains in the blue economy” and will feature lessons learnt from Zambia on how the country has managed to weather through many storms, including the recent COVID-19 pandemic to remain one of the fastest growing aquaculture producer countries in Africa.

Thematic Areas

  •  Aquaculture Investment and Financing
  • Feed, Nutrition & Physiology
  • Species, Genetics & Reproduction
  • Aquatic Animal Health, Welfare & Biosecurity
  • Environmental Management
  • Sustainability, Livelihood & Nutritional Security
  • Processing and Value Addition
  • Food Quality & Safety
  • Gender and Youth Development Aquaculture Engineering
  • Freshwater Aquaculture
  • Brackish water Aquaculture
  • Mariculture
  • Ornamental Fish Culture
  • New/Innovative Systems and Practices
  • Aquaculture Certification & Standards 


Nov 13 - Nov 16, 2023 - 23:59
Organizer World Aquaculture Society
Website Visit website
Targets Africa
Sectors Fish farming
SDG (17) All