Breakfast | Spectra Restaurant, 1st Floor7:00 am to 8:00 am

Companion Excursion: Chennai

Companion Excursion: Chennai8:00 am to 4:00 pm

This excursion for companions of attendees departs the Leela Palace at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The first stop is St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica and National Shrine of Saint Thomas, a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, Chennai. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, over the tomb of Saint Thomas, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus. Depart at 9:30 a.m. The next stop is Kapaleeshwarar Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva in Mylapore, Chennai. Depart at 11:30 a.m. The final stop is Fort St. George, the first English fortress in India, founded in 1644 in Chennai. Return to the Leela Palace by about 4 p.m.

Student Chef Cooking Competition

Student Chef Cooking Competition | Chess Garden9:00 am to 2:30 pm

In 2017, GAA established the student chef cooking competition to provide student chefs with a life-changing experience while partnering with local culinary institutions to raise awareness of responsible aquaculture. Last year’s competition at Escuela Culinary de las Americas in Guayaquil, Ecuador, drew more than 60 applicants, and the winner, Fernando Correa, received a five-day training session at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London, and met world renowned chef Raymond Blanc. This year’s competition will feature some of the best young chefs that India has to offer! Sponsored by Charoen Pokphand Foods.

Plenary | Grand Ballroom B & C

Opening Address8:00 am to 8:30 am

GAA’s Andrew Mallison will set the tone for GOAL 2019 by addressing the conference theme: “Connect. Collaborate. Commit.”

  • Speaker:  Andrew Mallison Global Aquaculture Alliance
Welcoming Address8:30 am to 8:45 am

On behalf of the host country, MPEDA Chairman K. S. Srinivas will welcome GOAL’s international audience to India, a global leader in seafood production and the world’s No. 1 shrimp exporter.

  • Speaker:  K.S. Srinivas Marine Products Export Development Authority
Keynote Address: What Constitutes a Healthy Diet from a Sustainable Food System?8:45 am to 9:05 am

Fabrice DeClerck — co-author of the influential EAT-Lancet Commission report “Food. Planet. Health.” — will answer the question, “Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries?” In his keynote address, DeClerck will address aquaculture’s role in “sustainably intensifying” food production (producing more with less) while balancing the health of humans and the planet. He will also address aquaculture’s contribution to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Speaker:  Fabrice DeClerck EAT-Lancet Commission
Aquaculture Production Forecast and the Seafood Trade Landscape9:05 am to 10:15 am

For the 13th consecutive year, GOAL stalwarts Jim Anderson of the University of Florida and Ragnar Tveteras of the University of Stavanger will present and analyze original data on global farmed shrimp production and global farmed finfish production, respectively. The data is based on GAA’s exclusive aquaculture production survey, administered annually by GAA’s Darryl Jory, with contributions from Ragnar Nystoyl of Kontali Analyse. Following Anderson and Tveteras, Gorjan Nikolik of Rabobank will address the factors potentially reshaping global seafood trade in the years ahead, including production growth, market development and international trade politics.

  • Speaker:  James Anderson University of Florida
  • Speaker:  Ragnar Tveteras University of Stavanger
  • Speaker:  Gorjan Nikolik Rabobank
  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Aquaculture Alliance
Exciting Innovations in Shrimp Farming, Disease Management and Marketing10:15 am to 11:30 pm

Moderated by GAA’s George Chamberlain, this session will feature Loc Tran, who will explain advances in management of early mortality syndrome (EMS), Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP), white feces and shrimp hemocyte iridescent virus (SHIV). Sreeram Raavi will discuss a suite of new technologies improving the efficiency of feeding and pond management. Rounding out the panel are Robins McIntosh, who will share breakthroughs in sustainable intensification, and Travis Larkin, who will talk about progress toward development of the Shrimp Marketing Initiative, launched at GOAL 2018 to increase shrimp consumption in the U.S. market.

  • Speaker:  Loc Tran ShrimpVet Laboratory
  • Speaker:  Sreeram Raavi Eruvaka
  • Speaker:  Robins McIntosh CP Foods
  • Speaker:  Travis Larkin The Seafood Exchange
  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Aquaculture Alliance
Coffee & Tea Break | Grand Ballroom Foyer11:30 pm to 12:00 pm

Sponsored by Charoen Pokphand Foods.

How Innovations in Salmon Farming, Processing and Marketing Is a Model for Success12:00 pm to 12:15 pm

Perhaps the most sophisticated of the farmed seafood sectors, salmon is well positioned for sustainable growth with a consistent balance between supply, demand and price. Though its roots are in salmon aquaculture, Canada’s Cooke Aquaculture recently acquired shrimp farming and processing operations in Central America. Is this the beginning of the modernization, or “salmonization,” of farmed shrimp? Cooke Aquaculture co-founder and CEO Glenn Cooke will discuss in a pre-recorded video.

  • Speaker:  Glenn Cooke Cooke Aquaculture
  • Moderator:  Steve Hart Global Aquaculture Alliance
Marketplace Roundtable: Asia12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

The world’s leading retail and foodservice companies are always well represented at GOAL. Each year, GAA hand picks some of the more influential buyers and suppliers to address the major challenges and opportunities facing aquaculture. Moderated by Steve Hart of GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices certification program, this is the first of three question-and-answer marketplace roundtable, focusing on the challenges and opportunities specific to Asia.

  • Speaker:  Frank Huang Hema Fresh/Alibaba
  • Speaker:  Joe Qiao Qingdao Meichu Food Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Tommy Sekiguchi Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Li Zhong Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co. Ltd.
  • Moderator:  Steve Hart Global Aquaculture Alliance
Ceremony: Presentation of Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

The first of two recipients of the Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award will be honored. GAA established the award in 2004 to recognize individuals whose leadership, integrity and foresight have contributed to the advancement of responsible aquaculture.

  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Aquaculture Alliance


Lunch | Royal Ballroom1:30 pm to 3:00 pm


Breakouts3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Breakout: Spotlight on India’s Bustling Shrimp Sector | Grand Ballroom B & C3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

As part of the Day 1 Farmers’ Day program, sponsored by Avanti Feeds Ltd., some of the leading authorities on India’s bustling shrimp sector will provide an update on a variety of topics. Moderated by Santhana Krishnan of Maritech, the five presentations are “Indian Shrimp Farming in 2019” by Ravikumar Yellanki of the Society Of Aquaculture Professionals; “Diseases in Indian Shrimp Farming: Prevention and Challenges” by Ramraj Dhamodar of Padmanabha Labs/HiBreeds Shrimp Hatchery; “Managing Production Challenges in Indian Shrimp Farming” by Srinibas Mohanty of Avanti Feeds; “Feed Management for Production and Cost Efficiency in Indian Shrimp Farming” by Victor Suresh of United Research; and “Changes in Market Forces that Indian Shrimp Farmers Should Focus for Profitable Production” by Sree Atluri of Devi Seafoods. Each presentation will be 15 minutes, with five minutes for question and answer.

  • Speaker:  Ravikumar Yellanki Society Of Aquaculture Professionals
  • Speaker:  Ramraj Dhamodar All India Shrimp Hatcheries Association
  • Speaker:  Srinibas Mohanty Avanti Feeds Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Victor Suresh United Research (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Sree Atluri Devi Seafoods Ltd.
  • Moderator:  Santhana Krishnan SK Marine Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Maritech)
Breakout: Accelerating Aquaculture Technology Uptake | Meeting Room 13:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Aquaculture is a fragmented sector often dominated by small scale, family-run businesses. Fragmentation has weakened supply chain relationships, reduced transparency and limited producers’ access to services, technology and investment. This has slowed adoption of key innovations that could help prevent diseases or reduce supply volatility. This breakout session will explore how supply chain actors, innovators and investors can accelerate technology/innovation uptake to stabilize production base and increase transparency.

  • Speaker:  Chelsea Andrews XpertSea
  • Speaker:  Flavio Corsin IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative
  • Speaker:  Heath England The Fishin’ Company
  • Speaker:  Gibran Huzaifah eFishery
  • Speaker:  Wendy Norden Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch
  • Speaker:  Saumil Shah EnerGaia Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Raynalfie Budhy Rahardjo JALA

Marketplace Leaders Dinner & Reception

Marketplace Leaders Dinner & Reception | Taj Connemara6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Invitation only. Transportation to and from the Taj Connemara provided. Sponsored by Sandhya Aqua Exports Pvt. Ltd.