World Aquaculture 2020 Update --- August 17, 2020

Even though the COVID situation in Singapore is improving quite a lot, there is still much uncertainty for the near future for large events. Therefore we have postponed World Aquaculture 2020 until June 14-18, 2021 in Singapore. We feel this will give a better opportunity for more people to participate in WA2020.

We will be presenting a free webinar for WA2020 participants during December 14-16 on important aquaculture topics. We are still working on details so please check the website for details as they are confirmed.

Please check the website for latest on dates, deadlines and information on WA 2020. We look forward to seeing in Singapore!

Thank you,
John Cooksey
Executive Director

World Aquaculture 2020

June 14 - 18, 2021


Annual Meeting of

Hosted By

World Aquaculture 2020


WORLD AQUACULTURE 2020 will be held in Singapore with involvement from countries throughout the Asian-Pacific region and around the world. Aquaculture is rapidly growing in the Asian-Pacific region and increasingly being integrated into the Singapore food systems; therefore 2020 is the perfect time for the world aquaculture community to focus on Singapore..

A major international trade show at WORLD AQUACULTURE 2020 is the place to learn about the latest aquaculture technologies presented by exhibitors from around the world.

14 - 18

June 2021 Singapore

Next Generation Aquaculture: Innovation and Sustainability will Feed the World

Plenary Speakers


Masagos Zulkifli

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources , Republic of Singapore

Masagos Zulkifli

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources , Republic of Singapore

Keynote Speech by GOH

Masagos Zulkifli is Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, which oversees the National Environment Agency, PUB – Singapore’s National Water Agency, and the Singapore Food Agency. Mr Zulkifli entered politics in 2006, after being elected as Member of Parliament for Tampines Group Representation Constituency, and was appointed Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Education. Prior to that, Mr Zulkifli was working in Singapore Telecommunications Limited and last held the position of CEO, SingTel Global Offices. From 2008 to 2014, Mr Zulkifli held other positions within the Singapore Government, within the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs. He took on his current appointment in October 2015 and was appointed as Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs on 1 May 2018.


Dr. Matthias Halwart

Delivery Manager, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture

Dr. Matthias Halwart

Delivery Manager, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture

Aquaculture for Food Security and Sustainable Development

Dr. Matthias Halwart heads the Aquaculture Branch of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department and oversees the implementation and development of its work programme. He serves as Technical Secretary of the intergovernmental FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) Sub-Committee on Aquaculture and Secretary of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Aquatic Genetic Resources of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Prior to this, Dr. Halwart worked as Senior Programme Coordinator of FAO’s cross-cutting Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Programme and as Delivery Manager of FAO’s corporate Major Area of Work on Efficient Resource Use. During his professional career, Dr. Halwart has covered a broad range of subjects predominantly in the fields of general aquaculture development, farming systems, biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, and integrated agriculture-aquaculture where he also obtained his PhD. Over the past decades, Dr. Halwart has supported aquaculture development through many projects, mainly in Asia and Africa, and through his strategic contributions shaping the aquaculture pillar of FAO’s Blue Growth Initiative. His professional achievements include numerous publications as well as coordination of major studies and reviews on topics such as aquaculture in rice-based farming systems, global and regional cage aquaculture, and the State of the World’s Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. He is the aquaculture subject editor of the journal Nature Conservation. For his dedication and commitment to participatory and non-formal education, as in Farmer Field Schools, Dr. Halwart has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Asian Fisheries Society.

World Aquaculture 2020 Schedule

Official Sponsors

Blue Aqua
Darling Ingredients
3rd International Symposium on Perch and Bass
Aquaculture Asis Pacific
Fish Information Services
Industria Acuicola
International Aqua Feed
Singaport Airlines

Travel Information

All participants are required to pay their own accommodation and travel expenses



We are more than happy to help facilitate your accommodation and transport needs. Special arrangements can be made to provide complimentary shuttle bus services from your hotel* to Singapore EXPO.

To Book The Hotel


For World Aquaculture 2020 we have partnered with Singapore Airlines to provide special rates for traveling to Singapore. Use the link below and enter the promo code of WA2020.

Book Air Travel


We are more than happy to announce the tours available as part of this meeting. You can register for any of these tours as part of your meeting registration.

Farm Tour Information