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Dustin Robert Moss, Director, Shrimp Research Department
Oceanic Institute - Hawaii Pacific University


Dr. Dustin Robert Moss is director of shrimp research department, Oceanic Institute. managing a marine shrimp, Penaeus vannamei. His research program focusing on selective breeding and advanced production technologies. Currently overseeing three large, industry funded projects in Asia, as well as two research grants addressing local/regional aquaculture topics. Adjunct Faculty, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Hawaii Pacific University. Regularly teach undergraduate course. He has experienced and professional membership with Technical Committee Member, US Marine Shrimp Farming Program. Ad hoc reviewer for four peer-reviewed journals: Journal of Crustacean Biology, Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture, and Aquaculture Research. Consultant, Performed consultancies on various aspects of shrimp culture, including genetics and biosecurity.

Dr. Shaun M. Moss, Executive Director
Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii, USA


Dr. Shaun M. Moss began his career as an Associate Professor in the Marine Sciences Department at Hawaii Pacific University. Following that he has held key management positions at Oceanic Institute (OI) where he conducted extensive research on shrimp aquaculture related topics including selective breeding, biosecurity, and environmentally sustainable grow out technologies. He also headed the USDA-funded U.S. Marine Shrimp Farming Program and scientific programs at OI. To date, he has authored and co-authored more than 60 peer-review publications and has executed shrimp projects in China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. He currently serves as the Executive Director at OI where he directs diversification and expansion of the Institute’s revenue base at international, regional and local levels.

John Bostock
MSC Aquaculture Programme Director -Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, UK.


John Bostock is Manager of the institute of Aquaculture's consultancy and project management arm "Stirling Aquaculture" and Director​ of the MSc Aquaculture and nation projects and contributes to MSc level teaching. John started his career in freshwater biology and fisheries before studying marine biology and zoology and then aquaculture and fishery management. He worked on fish farm project in Tanzania before joining the institute of aquaculture to support training projects in Bangladesh. Since then he has worked on over 120 consultancy projects in UK, Europe,Middle Ease, Africa, Asia, North America and the Caribbean for government agencies, non-government organisation, financial institutions, large and small private companies. He teaching spans aquaculture system design, economics , marketing, financial appraisal and business management. He has a particular interest in recycle systems, and the application of ICT within aquaculture. He is active in EU collaboration projects including previous roles as the coordinator of AQUA-TNET (Lifelong Learning Thematic Network for Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management) and the Aquaculture Innovation Network, and as a work package leader in AQUAEXEL (Access to Research Infrastructures) and the ASEM Aquaculture Platform).

Dr. Farshad Shishehchian
Group President & CEO - Blue Aqua International Group, Singapore.


Dr Farshad Shishehchian is the President & CEO of Blue Aqua International Group of companies, a one-stop solution provider for aquaculture industry with a global presence in 14 countries. He is also the Founder and President of the Asian Aquaculture Network (AAN), a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inform and inspire new generations through the sharing of knowledge, education initiatives and resources for the ecological sustainability of aquaculture in the Asia Pacific region. He was also the President of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), Asia Pacific Chapter (2013 - 2016), collecting an extensive network of over 25 years in the world’s top aquaculture producing countries. Dr Farshad holds a Ph.D in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology and has dynamic, hands-on experience in managing aquaculture farms and hatcheries in countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Philippine, China, Sri-Lanka, Malaysia, Korea, Norway, Turkey, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Australia, Singapore and Chile. As an inventor of the highly commended Mixotrophic™ System - a super intensive shrimp farming system with PCT patent in over 144 countries - Dr Farshad continues to share his knowledge and profound understanding of innovative aquaculture through seminars and conferences all over the world.

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 ​​​School of Applied Science, Temasek Polytechnic, SINGAPORE 

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Dr. Albert G. J. Tacon
Technical Director -  Aquatic Farms Ltd, Hawaii, USA


Dr. Albert G. J. Tacon is Technical Director of Aquatic Farms Ltd in Hawaii, and works as an international aquaculture consultant, specializing in aquatic feeds and nutrition. After obtaining his PhD in fish nutrition at University College (University of Wales, UK - 1978) he spent eight years within the UK as a university lecturer and researcher in applied fish nutrition at the University of Aston in Birmingham and at the Institute of Aquaculture in Stirling. In 1984 he joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and worked for fourteen years as an aquaculture feed and nutrition expert. In 1999 he moved to Hawaii and served as Director and Program Manager of the Aquatic Feeds and Nutrition Program at the Oceanic Institute. Since then Albert was has been working with Aquatic Farms Ltd (Hawaii) as an independent consultant in aquaculture and aquaculture nutrition and feed related activities. His expertise has taken him to working in over 44 countries, and has over 228 scientific publications and one patent. He currently serves as Scientific Advisor on Aquatic Resources to the International Foundation for Science, Stockholm, Sweden (since 1998), is Editor in Chief of Reviews in Aquaculture, serves on the editorial board of Aquaculture Nutrition and Aquaculture Research, and is on the board of directors of the charity Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF).

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