World Aquaculture Singapore 2022

A*STAR, together with the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), local Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), and local aquaculture farms, was part of the inaugural World Aquaculture Singapore (WAS) conference and tradeshow!

World Aquaculture Singapore 2022 took place from 29 November to 2 December 2022 at the Singapore EXPO and the theme was Next Generation Aquaculture: Innovation and Sustainability will Feed the World’. The aquaculture international community gathered to share ideas and discuss the latest trends and developments of aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the rest of the world, from breeding and genetics to sustainable development of aquaculture. 

The welcome address and plenary session on 30 November featured Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Ms Grace Fu, as the Guest-of-Honour, and Dr Matthias Halwart from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Fisheries and Aquaculture.


Min Grace Fu's Visit to A*STAR's Booth at WAS2022
(Photo credit: Singapore Food Agency)
Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Ms Grace Fu, and Senior Minister of  State for Sustainability and the Environment, Dr Koh Poh Koon, toured A*STAR’s exhibits at the Singapore Pavilion at WAS 2022. 
A*STAR Booth at WAS2022
A*STAR’s exhibits at WAS 2022.

The Guest-of-Honour Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment visited our booth to better understand how A*STAR's capabilities in aquaculture will help local fish farms harness technologies that can make their farms more sustainable and resilient.

A*STAR is working with ecosystem partners to develop innovative technologies that will help to advance the aquaculture industry and contribute to achieving Singapore's food security goal of producing 30% of our nutritional needs locally by the year 2030.

Our Multi-Disciplinary Capabilities in Aquaculture

Some of our innovations include:

  • Biotransformation Capability for Aquafeed Ingredients
  • Rapid and Portable Biological Sensors for On-Farm Monitoring
  • Environmentally Safe Antimicrobial and Antiviral Biopolymers
  • High-Throughput Zebrafish Screening Platform for Nutrition and Microbiome Discovery
  • Multi-Physics Water Treatment for Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

Find out how A*STAR researchers use Material Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help aquaculture farmers manage disease outbreaks and optimise their farm operations!


Across the 3-day event, our researchers shared about their innovative solutions to drive the Aquaculture industry to be more sustainable and insights on key trends and concerns in the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr Caroline Wee_IMCB

Dr Caroline Lei Wee, IMCB, presented her research findings on using cortisol, a stress hormone, as an indicator for health and welfare monitoring in Asian Seabass (Lates calcarifer). 

Dr Ken Loh_SIgN

Dr Ken Loh, SIgN, shared about the use of genetic sequencing to analyse Asian Seabass (Lates calcarifer) immune responses to pathogen infections and its potential to be used in genetic selection for disease resistance.

Dr Eric Charles Peterson Presentation_SIFBI
Dr Christian Hermansen_SIFBI

Dr Eric Charles Peterson (left) and Dr Christian Hermansen (right), SIFBI, co-chairing the “Feedstuffs and Feed Additives” session. They also shared about building a microbial bioconversion platform that can convert waste sidestreams into single-cell protein for use as an aquafeed ingredient.

Dr Rosmin Elsa Mohan Presentation_IHPC
Dr Rosmin Elsa, IHPC, shared insights on the manipulation of UV-vis intensity to optimise light irradiance for land-based algae production and energy efficiency.