Call for Abstracts: 2nd International Symposium on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences “SOFAS 2023”

Dear colleagues,

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (TAGEM), Central Fisheries Research Institute (SUMAE) in collaboration with GFCM-General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean, FAO-Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations organize the 2nd International Symposium on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences “SOFAS 2023”, that will be held on 24-26 October 2023 at National Fisheries Gene Bank, Central Fisheries Research Institute, Trabzon, Türkiye.

SOFAS 2023 will address thematic areas such as; aquaculture, fisheries biology and management, fish physiology, biotechnology, genetics, fish nutrition, fish health and welfare, fish pathology, seafood processing technology and other aquatic science related areas.

In 2022, Nearly 200 experts, scientists and academics from 23 countries gathered in Trabzon, Türkiye, from 25 to 27 October 2022 to attend this unique event aimed to promote aquaculture techniques and practices on a larger scale in order to further the development of the sector in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. In particular, the symposium presented the latest advances in the region in feed technologies, genetic improvements and restocking. It also included trainings on genetics, algae farming, diseases in cultured finfish species and allocated zones for aquaculture and familiarized participants with both the SUMAE facilities and local aquaculture farms through field visits. Please visit GFCM webpage for further information about the past event at International Symposium on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences looks forward to a more innovative aquaculture sector | General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (

The 2nd edition of the symposium will take place in the newly built National Fisheries Gene Bank, situated in Central Fisheries Research Institute, Trabzon on 24-26 October 2023.

Detailed information on symposium timeline can be found under “Symposium” menu “Important Dates” menu item. The SOFAS 2023 Symposium will consider the traditional poster, abstract, regular paper and student paper that share the latest innovations from the aquatic community. We invite researchers from all around the world to challenge assumptions and engage in respectful, healthy dialogue, which is necessary for scientific advancement. All submissions accepted for presentation at the SOFAS 2023 Symposium will be subjected to review. The guidelines can be found under “Symposium” menu, “Annotation for Authors” menu item.

Please share this Call for Abstracts announcement within your network and with your colleagues who may be interested and please note that the official Symposium language is English.

The e-mail address of the Organizing Committee is [email protected]

Feel free to contact us for further information.

Looking forward to meeting you,