World Aquaculture Society Press Releases
Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2016 a Huge Success
[May 12, 2016]
ASIAN PACIFIC AQUACULTURE 2016 (APA 2016) Conference and Exposition, which was held April 26-29, 2016, at Grand City Convention Centre, Surabaya Indonesia. The event included INDOAQUA and FITA, special Indonesian aquaculture meetings. This event, INDOAQUA-FITA-APA 2016, opened on 26 April 2016 by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Resources and Minister of Industry attended
INDOAQUA-FITA-APA 2016 consisted of seminars, exhibitions, business meetings, consultation clinic on aquaculture, farm tour, and various competitions, such as coloring contest, karaoke contest, Aquascape, and stand-up comedy. Moreover, Dharma Wanita of the Directorate General of Aquaculture in cooperation with the local government conducted a training on manufacture of clay materials as well as training on aquaponic manufacture. The committee is also working with the local government of East Java for the promotion of tourism, by presenting a tourism ambassador of East Java as well as the implementation of a tour around Surabaya which is provided free of charge. There were 719 abstracts with 465 oral presentations and 254 posters.
World Aquaculture Society News
Editor's Choice Paper from JWAS Vol 47.2
The golden shiner, Notemigonus crysoleucas, is a major bait and forage fish species in the USA. Farmers produce millions of golden shiners annually that are distributed live, many across state boundaries. Native over much of the eastern and central USA, this species is often present but rarely abundant in natural systems, as fish density is apparently controlled by predation rather than by food resources. Aquaculture of the golden shiner is a century-old practice and culture methods have evolved over time, resulting in today's farm-raised, certified specific pathogen– and aquatic nuisance species–free baitfish [More..]
Aquaculture 2016 Presentations Posted
We have completed publishing the presentations from the recent Las Vegas meeting. You can view them from the link below. Unfortunately not everyone has given us clearance to publish their presentation. Enjoy those that we have permission to publish [More..]
Why Interdisciplinary Research is Critical for the Growth and Development of Aquaculture
Aquaculture production must continue to grow to contribute to the growing need for additional food to meet an increasing demand of the world's growing human population for animal protein. Continued growth will require that production systems meet human needs in a way that is economically sustainable and does not compromise the continued availability of energy resources, ecosystem services, resiliency of natural resources, or the ability to protect animals and humans from virulent pathogens. The technological advances that have led to increased globalization have facilitated increased international travel and trade that have increased interactions and effects on food safety, aquatic animal disease, and marketing issues on a global scale. [More..]
2015 Best Reviewers for the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society
The Editorial Board of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society is pleased to announce the Best Reviewers for the 2015 volume (46) of the journal. Congratulations go to: Dr. Luke Roy of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Dr. Scott Weber, of USDA-ARS, and Dr. Linlin Zhang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. [More..]
2015 Best Paper of World Aquaculture Magazine
The world’s human population is continuing to increase, with a recent UN projection of global population in 2050 of 9.6 billion. That would be a 33.3 percent increase above the current global population of about 7.3 billion. In many countries, economic conditions are improving; it is anticipated that the middle class will grow by 2.6 billion by 2050 (Ward and Neumann 2012). The middle class has more money to spend and they tend to purchase more food, especially protein, than do poorer people.
Increasing food production will require more land and water, greater intensification, or both. It also will require more nutrients, energy and other resources and cause more negative impacts. It is imperative that the necessary increase in food production be done as efficiently as possible to minimize resource use and wastes. Programs for improving performance and lessening negative environmental impacts of global food production are important to promote more efficient food production [More..]
Modern Aquaculture of Whitefish in the Ob River Basin of Siberia, Russia
The Ob River is one of the largest rivers in the world. The basin area, about 3 million km2, is the largest in Eurasia. The main part of the basin is located in the West Siberian Lowland in territory of
the Russian Federation (Fig. 1).
The part of the basin with the Russian Federation only that may
be used for fishing industry is colossal (156 km2). Stocks of whitefish (Coregonus sardinella,
C. autumnalis, C. peled, C. tugun,
C. lavaretus pidschian, C. muksun, C. nasus, Stenodus leucichthys nelma
) are the main fishery resources of the Ob River basin, considering
its climatic features.
Aquaponics: a Nutrient Dynamic Process and the Relationship to Fish Feeds
Aquaponics is an integrated fish and plant production technology. There are three distinct groups of people adopting this technology: new entrants, existing hydroponic operators and existing recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) operators. The potential for increased income is common to the interests and driving motivations of each group but other motivations, specific to the origin of the discipline involved, are also present. Existing hydroponic operators are primarily interested in accessing an organic nutrient solution for their plants, existing RAS operators are interested in a waste treatment outcome that avoids issues associated with waste releases and new entrants are mainly interested in a localized, niche-scale food production business [More..]
AQUATIC AGRICULTURE: Cultivating Floating Crops on Lakes
Water is the most limiting factor to achieving the large increases in food production needed to satisfy the requirements of a growing and more-demanding population. Crop irrigation uses more than 70 percent of available fresh water worldwide (Madramootoo and Fyles 2010), 73 percent in Nicaragua and 77 percent in Costa Rica (CIA 2014). Rainfed crop production is greatly affected by rainfall variability. Moreover, irrigated and rainfed agriculture are both affected by climate change as it increases the frequency and intensity of extreme events, like droughts and floods, and increases water demand from evapotranspiration. [More..]
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March 2016 President's Column
In the final trimester of my presidency, the Board dedicated a significant amount of time to crafting the new Strategic Plan for WAS. At our midyear meeting in Fortaleza, an ad hoc committee discussed the collective priorities of WAS and how to best address our mission through committees tasked with achieving different outputs under primary and secondary goals. Most of our existing committees mapped nicely to the realigned goals. However, it became clear that some new components need to be developed to address management strategies, human resource issues, and activities associated with conferences and workshops that are not currently addressed by our Conference Committee. An Events Committee will be added to the new plan to ensure that consistent, high-quality activities are implemented across all WAS events. This committee is complementary to the Conference Committee. An ad hoc Human Resources Committee will also be implemented to develop processes for annual evaluations of WAS employees. The first evaluation of our Executive Director was performed in Las Vegas by the President in concert with the EXCOM... [more..]
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