Global Salmon Symposium 2018


The Tasmanian Government and the State’s salmon industry have a shared vision to increase salmon production safely and sustainably over the next two decades, and to deliver this by building the most environmentally sustainable salmon industry in the world.

To support this development, scientists, industry, regulators and non-government organisations will come together in late-2018 for a Salmon Symposium, with the purpose of drafting an integrated roadmap for future of the industry. This Symposium will provide a platform to review world’s best practices and future developments in farming systems, environmental management, biosecurity, science and policy.

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Global Salmon Conference 6-8 December 2017, Hobart, Tasmania

To prepare for the 2018 Symposium, the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is hosting a pre-symposium Conference for key stakeholders and invited experts from 6-8 December 2017. This planning Conference gives stakeholders the opportunity to set a clear direction and build an agenda for the 2018 event. Registrations for this Conference are now closed.

Conference Program

Day 1 – Expert Panel Sessions:

Salmon planning conference openingInvited international speakers partner with local experts to provide their insights into the future of salmon aquaculture, through a series of presentations and panel sessions covering three theme areas: future farming; biosecurity; and environment.

Day 2/3 – Workshops:

The Conference Workshops bring together representatives from industry, science, policy, regulators and non-government organisations, to identify and develop the key questions that will be addressed in the Symposium planned for late-2018.

The outcome from the Workshops, will be a set of Green Papers, covering the three theme areas: future farming; biosecurity; and environment.


The following are presentations by overseas experts at the Salmon Conference:

Joachim Buaro, Aquastructures, NorwayPatrick Tigges, Billund Aqua AustraliaThierry Chopin, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Regin Jacobsen, Bakkafrost, Faroe IslandsStuart Baird, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, ScotlandHenrik Hareide, Directorate of Fisheries, Norway
 Larry Hammell, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada 

Symposium Partners

Huon Aquaculture, Tassal and Petuna, the Tasmanian Salmon Growers Association (TSGA), the Tasmanian Government, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), IMAS and the University of Tasmania.

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Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
May 3, 2018