Ecological intensification: A new paragon for sustainable aquaculture

IPB International Convention Center, Bogor, Indonesia

The radical shift from traditional practices of Asian aquaculture toward intensified production systems is a major trend and the sustainability of these intensified systems needs to be questioned. Ecological intensification could be a rational alternative to increase aquaculture production by maximizing the use of ecological processes and ecosystem services provided by aquaculture ponds.

Aware of the importance of public debate and knowledge sharing, The Indonesian National Research Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension (RIFAFE) together with the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) organize in Indonesia this international congress on the ecological intensification of aquaculture. This conference is a continuation of the multi-decade commitment of IRD and European scientists alongside the Southeast Asian countries in the field of aquaculture.

Dr. Olivier Joffre, WorldFish Scientist, Sustainable Aquaculture is part of the Scientific Committee for the conference. Dr. Olivier will be chairing and presenting the session details as below:

29 October 2019: 11.15 am -12.15 pm

Session 3: Social perception and innovation in ecological aquaculture

  • Moderator - Olivier Joffre

  • Keynote speaker - Roel H. Bosma, Restiana W. Ariyati, Sri Rejeki, Lestari L. Widowati

The Impact of Aquaculture Field School Training on the Shrimp and Milkfish Yield and Income of Farmers in Demak, Central Java 

  • Priadi Setyawan, Imron Imron and Hans Komen

Tilapia Farming Practices in Coastal Areas of Java Island and Suitable Breeding Goals of Blue Tilapia to Improve Productivity of the Area

  • Hugues de Verdal, Florence Phocas, Domenico Caruso
How Genetic Breeding Program Can Fit with an Ecological Intensification Approach for small scale fish farming?


30 October 2019: 09.45 am - 10.30 am

Session 2: Social perception and innovation in ecological aquaculture

  • Moderator - Imron Imron
  • Olivier Joffre, Kazi Ahmed Kabir, Marc Verdegem

Design and Scaling A Novel Approach To Feed Aquaculture Systems

  •  Delphine Lethimonnier, Barbara Bentz, Olivier Mikolasek, Marc Oswald

Refocus Action-Research in Fish Farming on the Challenges of Developing Merchant Family Fish Farming 

  • Domenico Caruso, Otong Zenal Arifin, Simon Pouil and Jacques Slembrouck

Perception of Ecological Intensification from Sundanese Fish Farmers in a Peri-urban Area (Bogor, West Java)


Through this conference its aims to strengthen the role of research toward sustainable development of aquaculture and broaden the debate of sustainable innovation in this sector to the civil society

Please find more details from the official conference website.