he "Annual Seminar on Marine Science and Aquaculture" commenced in 2003 in Universiti Malaysia Sabah. It provided a platform to exchange knowledge about the marine ecosystem and development of aquatic food resources through sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. From 2014, this annual event was rebranded and is now known as the “International Conference on Marine Science and Aquaculture (ICOMSA)”.
The theme chosen for this year’s conference is ‘Challenges & Opportunities in Developing Blue Economy’.
Blue Economy allows us to respond to basic needs with what we have, introduces innovations that are inspired by nature, generates multiple benefits including jobs and social capital, and offering more with less. We hope that the conference will encompass a variety of perspectives that are rapidly shaping the research interests in the marine environment and seafood resources towards a Blue Economy.