• Welcome to the world abalone aquaculture center
  • Xiamen, China
    May 8-12, 2018
  • History, Tradition and Delicacies
  • Abalone in China

Welcome Message

On behalf of Local Organizing Committee, you are warmly invited to attend the 10th International Abalone Symposium (IAS 2018) in Xiamen, China from May 8 to 12, 2018.

Abalone has long been valuable and luxury seafood in China, which is commonly known as Bao Yu. Thanks to the more sophisticated abalone aquaculture technologies, the availability of commercially farmed abalone has allowed more common consumption of this once rare delicacy. In 2018, the International Abalone Symposium returns after 15 years back to China – center of the world’s largest abalone aquaculture area. As we all know, about 90% of the world’s abalone in 2016 was produced in China, in which about 80% of the abalones were from Fujian Province, where Xiamen City is located.

Xiamen, an island city formerly known in Western circles as Amoy, is emerging as southern China’s well-developed city. Famous of the lure of its long seaside promenade and integration of Chinese and Western architecture style, Xiamen attracts more than 5 million people all over the world for the beautiful scenery every year. The IAS 2018 programs will follow the tradition and focus on the fisheries management, physiology and ecology, aquaculture technology, processing and marketing. All programs have been developed to facilitate and promote communication through social events, abalone festival, exhibitions, workshops, plenary speeches, oral presentations in theme sessions, and poster presentation sessions. The 10th International Abalone Symposium will provide you a perfect opportunity to share the most up-to-date research achievements and interact with industrial representatives and policy makers. Field trip will be a good optional activity for you to explore the abalone farming technology and recent status of Chinese abalone industry.

Welcome to the world’s abalone aquaculture center and we are looking forward to seeing you in Xiamen in May 2018.



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The deadline for both abstract submission and early bird registration is extended to Mar 18, 2018.

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Call for applications for Student Travel Awards - IAS2018

T​he International Abalone Society is offering up to five Student Travel Awards of US$1,000 each, to encourage student participation in the 1Oth International Abalone Symposium to be held in Xiamen, China, from 8-12 May 2018.

The guidelines on how to apply for these awards can be found here. Please note that the deadline for submitting applications is March 30, 2018.

Poster Size

T​he poster size is 120cm(H) * 90cm(W).