World Aquaculture Society - Cape Town, South Africa. Day 0.

Registration day for the 2017 World Aquaculture Society meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. A chance to pick up my badge and pack of delegate information for the start of the conference itself tomorrow. The event is being held in the modern downtown environment of the Cape Town International Convention Centre and combines plenaries with a wide variety of break out sessions. These include presentations on what were originally called Fishmeal Replacements before the organisers kindly responded to my requests to amend the heading to Fishmeal Alternatives. It also seemed important to remind anyone interested in this field about the value and importance of marine ingredients and I was able to secure a slot to present in this part of the program.

I recognise a few old friends and contacts from the list of delegates attending - I'm looking forward to catching up with them and hopefully making some new aquaintances.