High Quality Tilapia Congress 2015

April 4th

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia




Before 09:10
Welcome and Introduction to health session (Chris Haacke MSD AH)
09:10 – 09:30
Tilapia Disease trends/situation in Asia: (Dr Siow Foong Chang MSD AH)
09:30 - 09:55
The importance of diagnostics in the health management process (Diana Chee (TBC) Agri-food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore)
09:55 – 10:20
The role of Genetics in animal health and its contribution to sustainable production (Jim McKay EWG ( Aquagen))
10:20 – 10:35
Q&A – Part 1 (Full panel of speakers)
10:35 – 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 11:25
Quality Healthy Fingerlings (Dr Prakan, CPF (Thailand))
11:25 – 11:50
Nutrition and Health Management (Dr. Minh Anh PHAM Invivo NSA (Vietnam))
11:50 – 12:15
Integrated to approach Tilapia Health Management (Norman Lim MSD AH (Sinagpore))
12:15 - 12:40
Certification and implications for health management (Michiel Fransen Aquaculture Stewardship Council)
12:40 - 13:00
Q&A – session wrap up (Full panel of speakers)



Norman Lim

Norman Lim has been in the aquaculture industry for 9 years, of which, 6 years are spent working in commercial aquaculture operations with practical hands on experience. After completing his BSc in Biological Sciences (Hons) in South Australia, he began his career as a production manager and later operations director with GenoMar, a Norwegian life sciences company that has one of the largest tilapia hatcheries in the world situated in China. After 3 years in China, he moved back to Singapore to assume the role of nursery manager with barramundi Asia for another 3 years.
He joined MSD Animal Health in 2012 to take on the role of regional technical & marketing manager, responsible for implementing market support trials and producing technical materials and resources to support MSD Animal Health’s rapidly expanding line of vaccines and therapeutics for aquaculture. His other role includes developing vaccine markets for marine and freshwater species in Asia.


Dr James McKay

BSc in Genetics from the University of Edinburgh, 1974. PhD in Population and Molecular Genetics, University of Edinburgh, 1977.

Group Director for Science and Technology of the EW Group. The world’s leading company breeding poultry for meat and egg production, salmon and trout for aquaculture. The group also contains a number of companies involved in animal health and nutrition.

For 37 years Jim McKay has contributed to the improvements in genetics and health of animals for food production. These have been major drivers of the growth in global food production and the improvement in food security. He has have contributed to more than 30 publications in international journals and made presentations at international conferences on genetics and health of agricultural animal species.


Michiel Fransen

Michiel works since mid-2012 as a Standards & Certification Coordinator with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Within ASC he’s involved with the various activities related to farm certification (auditor training, processing certification documents, questions from farms, etc.) and he’s the secretary for the ASC Responsible Feed Project. Within this project, ASC is developing a standard that sets requirements for sourcing of responsibly produced ingredients for fish feed. This is a multi-stakeholder project, with over 50 people involved in several committees. The expected release date is Q1-2016. Public consultation on 2 draft versions will start in May 2016. Before working with ASC, Michiel was an export manager for aqua feed producer Coppens International (NL) for East-Europe/Balkan and Southeast Asia. He also worked with FAO on aquaculture & Fisheries in Ankara (Turkey), focussing on Central Asia.


Dr.Prakan Chiarahkhongman

Graduated background:A Docter of veterinary medicine (DVM )from Kasetsart university, Bangkok Thailand.
Current position :Vice president of Aquaculture promotion company
An International trading company for Aquaculture main products and accessory products ofCharoen Pokphand Food public company OR CPF Thailand .
Present Responsibilities : In charged of CPF Aquaculture Technical Dissemination and Training center.
Experiences : A former director of Shrimp academy Thailand (SAT) and a present director of Fish academy Thailand (FAT) Charoen pokphand group which are a training center and demonstrated station that providing a technical back up consultation for Aquaculture business both for Shrimp and Fish business of Charoen pokphand company or CPF group's customers. An Academic and practicing training are mainly aim for CPF internal staffs and external customers and international farmers which are an exclusive customers of the company from many countries around the world included giving a customer consultative visiting services and technical training in many countries such as Thailand ,Philippines , India , Malaysia ,China,Vietnam , Sri Lanka , Nepal ,Saudi Arabia, Iran, ,Australia and USA. etc


Chris Haacke

Chris Haacke has spent over 19 years in aquaculture sales and marketing. Prior to joining MSD Animal Health, Chris spent over nine years in aquaculture sales and marketing, developing international sales for farmed salmon. Five years of which were spent as sales and Marketing Director at Pan Fish Scotland, which was one of the leading global salmon farming companies, where he developed the quality aspects of the brand to achieve rapid sales growth in European and Japanese markets.
Chris joined MSD Animal Health in 2005 and is currently Global Marketing Director for the Aquaculture business where he works with the company’s aquaculture business managers worldwide to develop marketing strategies, brand positioning and new markets for the company’s Aquaculture products.
Chris holds a BSc Joint Honors degree in Geography and Computer Science from Keele University, UK, and a MBA from Surrey University, School of Management, also in the UK.


Minh Anh

Minh Anh PHAM is Aquaculture R&D Research Manager from INVIVO-NSA and is based at NHA BE AQUA RESEARCH CENTER located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is part of Department of Science, Technology and Innovation and is directly involved with many research areas such as nutrient requirements, nutrient digestibilities, quality assessment of raw materials, additives, and development of sustainable solutions and feeds for tilapia and shrimp aquaculture. Before joining INVIVO-NSA, he worked as Aqua Nutrition Research Manager at Novus International Inc. He led the aquaculture nutrition research team at Novus Aqua Research Center bringing scientific innovation to develop sustainable solutions for tilapia and pangsius aquaculture industry. Minh Anh received his BSc on aquaculture from an International Education Collaboration Program between Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1 (RIA1), Vietnam and Asia Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. He worked at RIA 1 for 5 years on tilapia sex reverse research program and production of all male production. He completed his Master and PhD on aquaculture nutrition at Jeju National University, Korea, where he focused on the fish meal replacement research for common marine culture species. He continued to pursue this research area at Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea as a Post-Doctoral Associate. His current interest is to develop solutions to sustain shrimp and tilapia aquaculture industry.