AAQ Conference and workshop 2012

The 2012 AAQ Conference and Workshop will be held on the 27th 28th and 29th of July in Brisbane

Our conference and AGM will be held on the Friday and Saturday, incorporating the industry dinner and auction, with an aquaponic workshop on the Sunday.

Conference coordinator Andrew Bray, ph. (07) 3396 5730

This year there will be a two day conference followed by an aquaponic workshop on Sunday. Our conference will be on the Friday and Saturday and will incorporate the AGM. The industry dinner will be on the Friday night with a delicious set meal and a licensed bar open till mid night. 

The venue

This years conference will be held in Brisbane at the Wynnum Golf Club on Friday and Saturday the 27th and 28th of July with an Aquaponics workshop to be held on the Sunday, 29th of July.

Established in 1922 the Wynnum Golf Club is located in beautiful Bayside Brisbane and meanders over 31 hectares of picturesque parkland. Since the very early days the Wynnum Golf Club has established itself as a central and vital part of the local community offering more than just a golfing experience.


Agenda and presenters

Important Notice:

The following agenda is subject to change without notice. This agenda is available only as a guide. However, circumstances may require late changes. Any changes will be listed on this page wherever possible. Please check regularly for alterations. No responsibility will be accepted by the AAQ or it's representatives for any inconvenience caused by changes to the agenda.

You must be a financial member of the AAQ at the time of the conference. To register click here;   Register

Prior to the conference on Thursday 26th of July we are holding a social game of golf for those who may have traveled to Brisbane early. So far numbers are around 16 players. Sponsors have provided prizes !! Click for details

Prizes will be presented at the Friday night dinner.



 Friday 27th and Saturday 28th 

Aquaponic Workshop Sunday the 29th July 2012

The one day Aquaponics workshop, held on Sunday the 29th of July will be open to members and non–members. Local hobbyists keen to learn more about this fast growing hobby/industry will benefit from the broad knowledge available from experienced aquaponic system operators, as well as professional advice and knowledge offered by freshwater aquaculturists with decades of experience. Full working systems will be available to see in action with representatives from this industry sharing valuable information to all skill levels. Topics to be covered by a variety of experts will include:

  Importance of Feed Nutrition

  •  Correct choice of fish species and crop
  • System Design
  • Animal Health, Diseases and Bio Security
  • Local and State Legal Implications

Please watch out for updates which will be posted here as soon as they become available.

 Some may have a deeper interest in the freshwater fish industry. If you are one of these people then follow the AAQ Conference 2012 link below for details about our conference. This is the AAQ annual conference which will be run on the Friday and Saturday prior to this workshop.

A golf day will be held on the day prior to the conference

Conference 2012 Agenda


Session 1

7.30 am  Registration (coffee & tea available) 

8.45       Welcome - AAQ President Rob Bartley

9.00       An overview of the new Fish Health Certification Program (FHCP) Bruce Sambell - AAQ Executive Officer 

10.00     Australian Energy Group

10.30     Jade perch verses silver perch Rob Bartley President AAQ and Matt Johnson .SEQ Fish

11.00     Morning tea

Session 2

11.30        Redclaw genetic improvement and polyculture John Stevenson

12.00 pm   Freshwater research update - Dr Michael Hutchison DEEDI Principle Scientist Bribie Island Research Facility

12.30        Lunch

Session 3

2.00   Dr Stuart Rowland Review of Silver Perch Aquaculture Research and Development 

3.00   Commercial aquaponics - Andrew De Dezsery Post Grad. Dip, M.Sc. Aq, ISS Fellow

3.30   Afternoon Tea

Session 4

4.15  AAQ AGM

4.45  AAQ General meeting. Expected to close for a break about 5pm

6.30  AAQ Industry Dinner

7.45  AAQ  Auction



8.15 am   Registration (coffee & tea available)

Session 5

9.00    Aquaculture Feed Ryan Sprague Grobest - Grobest Pty Ltd

9.30   Future Wave power saving in aquaculture Mac Allen and Charlie Notting

10.00  Morning Tea  

Session 6

10.45  Chemical Minor use Permits, (MUP) - Graham Dalton Executive Officer Queensland Aquaculture Industries Federation Inc.

11.45   Lunch

Session 7

 1.15 pm    Dr Stuart Rowland  Hatchery Production and Stocking of Native Freshwater Fish in NSW – history, techniques, successes, issues and guidelines

 2.00         Peter Kind - Changes to stocking and brood stock policy and hatchery accreditation

 2.30         Peter Jackson - Changes to stocking and brood stock policy and hatchery accreditation

 3.00         (approximately) Close & Afternoon Tea 


Meet and speak with experienced professionals during the breaks and industry dinner on Saturday night.

More details will be added here when they become available.