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Fresh dates set for AFRAQ21

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The new dates for the inaugural meeting of the World Aquaculture Society’s African Chapter, which was due to take place in Alexandria this month, have been released today.

The Aquaculture Africa event, which is commonly known as AFRAQ21, was initially due to take place at the end of 2020. Covid-related issues meant it was then moved to 11-14 December, but the recent advent of the Omicron strain of the virus made the organisers decide to postpone it again on 30 November. The new dates for the event, which is again due to take place in Alexandria, are 25-28 March.

The organisers have promised to send information next week on registrations, abstracts and exhibitor contracts, but all of these will be continued on to the new date along with new deadlines.

“March 25 will be the day of registration, exhibitors moving in and farm tours. March 26, 27, 28 is for the conference and the trade show and of course all the extra workshops, business meeting and staff meetings," they explained in a press release.

“WAS and AFRAQ21 Conference Management is cognizant of the need to hold the Conference under COVID-19 health and safety protocols as stipulated by the government of Egypt as well as the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, to ensure safety of Conference attendees (vaccination and antigen test prior to enter the building),” they add.

Further details

  • Registration is open. Complete the online registration form
  • Submission of abstracts and full papers has now been extended to 15 February 2022. All abstracts already submitted are valid and will be processed accordingly.
  • Limited space is still available for interested tradeshow exhibitors - via
  • Participants are encouraged to get vaccinated to reduce Covid-19 risks.
  • Should there be any changes, these will be communicated in good time.
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