This year"s conference theme is "AHUMOANA O AOTEAROA" - "Aquaculture for New Zealand" which celebrates our aspirations and inclusion as we look to grow our sustainable sector for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

Ahumoana o Aotearoa encompasses our industry values and aspirations to grow sustainably and ensure regional prosperity.  Our conference theme looks to the future: a future where we realise the Open Ocean Aquaculture opportunity, without compromising our values. A future where the inseparable bond between land and sea is more important than ever, as we advance the land-based infrastructure (including hatcheries, nurseries, processing plants, feed mills) needed to support our thriving industry in the regions. A future where the resilience of the industry is ensured by world leading biosecurity practices. A future where our products are carbon neutral, low volume, and high value, helping NZ transition to a low-emission economy. A future where our rangitahi have the training they need and are proud to be a part of a sustainable industry. When woven carefully, like the threads in a kākahu (cloak), Ahumoana o Aotearoa will wrap around us all and be something that we can all be proud of.

This year will be another great line up of speakers covering topics such as Space and Scale, Open Ocean Opportunities, Farming Systems and Engineering, Productivity, Value and Investment, and Workforce and Training.

Aquaculture is an industry with lots to celebrate and we look forward to sharing great ideas, with great people and of course our great products with you in September.