The International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia (CAA) was the first specialized symposium series run by the AFS. It was initiated by Dr I.C. Liao, a past President of AFS, and the first symposium (CAA1) was convened in 1999 in Tunkang, Taiwan. 

Partly due to the success of CAA1 and partly to the interests generated by large scale commercial off-shore cage culture of finfish, especially the highly priced Salmon, Bluefin and Yellow fin tuna species, and the expansion of coastal cage culture in the Asia Pacific region, the CAA established to be a permanent symposium series of the Society.

Between 1999 and 2015, five CAA symposia were successfully held:

  • CAA1 – 19th – 22nd November, 1999 in Tunkang, Taiwan;
  • CAA2 – 3rd to 8th July 2006 in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China;
  • CAA3 – 16th to 19th November 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and
  • CAA4 – 1st to 2nd May 2013 in Yeosu, South Korea
  • CAA5 – 25st to 28nd November 2015 in Kochi, India

The Society believes that sustainable and economical coastal, near-shore and oceanic cage aquaculture will continue to expand in the coming decades and therefore will be running symposia regularly to disseminate the latest information/technologies to meet the demand and interests of the Society’s members and all key stakeholders involved in the industry. The CAA symposium will be a permanent symposium series of the Society.

CAA5' the 5th International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia is organised by Asian Fisheries Society (AFS) and ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) at Kochi, India during 25-28 November, 2015.

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