Fisheries & Aquaculture Research for a Vibrant Blue Economy (FAR4ViBE)

3RD FAR4ViBE: "The Science we Need for a Sustainable Blue Economy"



LOCATION: AICC Conference Centre, in Arusha-Tanzania
DATE: 29 - 31 October, 2024


  • Aquatic Ecosystem and Environment (AEE)
  • Aquatic Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation (ABC)
  • Fisheries Resource Assessment and Monitoring (FRM)
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA)
  • Marine Biology and Ecology (MBE)
  • Blue Economy and Governance (BEG)
  • Socio-economics and Community Engagement (SECE)
  • Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Measure (CCIA)
  • Technology and Innovation in Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (TIFAD)

Event Information

Key Objectives:

Understanding the Sector: Gain insight into the status, challenges, and opportunities within the fisheries sector.

Knowledge Exchange: Facilitate the exchange of valuable insights and expertise among stakeholders.

Fostering Collaboration: Encourage collaboration and cooperation to further advance research in fisheries and aquaculture.

Problem-Solving: Identify key challenges within the fisheries sector and develop innovative solutions through interdisciplinary collaboration and research.

Highlighting Achievements: Celebrate the new innovations and remarkable milestones in fisheries.

Event Highlights:

Expert Presentations: Renowned experts in the field will share their knowledge and findings.

Interactive Workshops: Engage in hands-on workshops to explore cutting-edge research techniques.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers, experts, and decision-makers in the industry.

Exhibition: Explore exhibits showcasing the latest innovations and technologies in fisheries and aquaculture.

Panel Discussions: Participate in discussions on the future direction of fisheries research in the sector.

Event Details:

Dates: October 29th to 31st, 2024

Location: Arusha, Tanzania

Call Deadline: 15th of July, 2024

Participate Online: YouTube | Google Meet

Registration Form: People's Republic of China Only

Register via Sharepoint

Come be a part of a transformative three-day event where we explore cutting-edge innovations in fisheries. Together, let's pave the way for the future of fisheries and aquaculture. Your presence and active participation are pivotal in shaping the trajectory of this crucial sector


Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA)

Authors are expected to present completed, existing and proposed studies describing innovative initiatives for fish farming systems, seed and feed production. Also, authors are expected to present the most effective aquaculture practices (type of aquaculture practices; e.g., polyculture, monoculture, mixed farming, integrated aquaculture etc.) with the best option(s) for aquaculture production systems (e.g., Cage culture, pond culture, RAS, Aquaponics etc.) that can be adopted by farmers and other stakeholders that can lead to high growth performance of fish, high yield (production) with low or minimum production cost.

Fisheries Resource Assessment and Monitoring (FRM)

Authors on "Fisheries Resource Assessment and Monitoring" should cover methods for assessing fish stocks, including population modeling and innovative monitoring technologies. They should address environmental impacts, climate change, and management strategies like regulations and quotas. Socio-economic considerations and successful case studies should also be highlighted, urging collective action for sustainable fisheries management

Marine Biology and Ecology (MBE)

Authors delve into the study of marine organisms and their interactions with the marine environment. They explore topics such as marine biodiversity, ecosystem dynamics, marine habitats, species adaptations, ecological processes, marine food webs, nutrient cycling, and the impact of human activities on marine ecosystems. Their research aims to deepen our understanding of marine life and inform conservation efforts and sustainable management practices in marine environments. .

Blue Economy and Governance (BEG)

Authors are expected to present issues related to the linkage and relationship between different actors and economic agents in the value chain, uncover challenges that face the sector because of different drivers of change e.g., governance and market access, and propose strategies that can enhance the sustainability and competitiveness of the entire value chain of the fishery sector.

Aquatic Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation (ABC)

Authors are expected to cover fish handling, post-harvestAuthors in Aquatic Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation cover species diversity, genetic variation, habitat quality, threats like pollution and climate change, conservation strategies, monitoring programs, community involvement, policy analysis, education, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Aquatic Ecosystem and Environment (AEE)

Authors are expected to present completed, existing and proposed studies describing aquatic ecosystems in general, primary and secondary productivity, aquatic pollution, wetlands ecology and biodiversity and microbial food-web.

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Measure (CCIA)

Authors discussing "Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Measures" should analyze the multifaceted effects of climate change on natural and human systems. They should explore the specific impacts on ecosystems, biodiversity, weather patterns, and sea-level rise, as well as the socio-economic consequences for communities, livelihoods, and food security. Additionally, they should highlight adaptation measures, including policy frameworks, technological innovations, community resilience-building, and nature-based solutions. By presenting case studies and success stories, authors can inspire urgent action towards mitigating climate change and implementing effective adaptation strategies at local, regional, and global scales.

Technology and Innovation in Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (TIFAD)

Authors exploring "Technology and Innovation in Fisheries and Aquaculture Development" should examine the role of mobile technologies, databases, and artificial intelligence (AI) alongside advancements like remote sensing, aquaponics, and genetic improvement programs in enhancing productivity and sustainability. They should discuss the socio-economic implications, showcasing successful case studies to inspire broader adoption and collaboration for sustainable development in these sectors.

Fisheries and Aquatic Research


Dr. Mary A. Kishe

Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute

P.O Box 9750

Dar es Salaam.

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