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Continuing Education Workshops at Aquaculture 2019

[September 24, 2018]
The U.S. Aquaculture Society is offering 3 Continuing Education workshops at the upcoming Aquaculture 2019 meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The workshops will be on:
- Commercial Aquaponics
- Best Aquaculture Practices
- Water Quality

USAS Members receive a 50% discount on the price of each workshop. Registration for the workshops can be completed as part of your registration for Aquaculture 2019. [More..]

Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2018 - Bogota Colombia

[September 20, 2018]
The Latin American and Caribbean Aquaculture 2018 - LACQUA18 and the VIII Colombian Congress of Aquaculture - VIII CCA are close to take place in Bogotá, Colombia at the Agora International Convention Center from October 23 to 26, 2018, this is why we want to invite you to be part of this important event that has an academic program in different areas of aquaculture and an exhibit commercial with national and international companies specialized in the commercialization of supplies and services for the aquaculture sector. [More..]
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FAO - Advancing Integrated Agriculture- Aquaculture Through Agroecology

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) had a special session about integrated agriculture and aquaculture as part of AQUA 2018. FAO produced a video about this session and the worldwide impact of agriculture/aquaculture integration. We are providing a link here for your education and enjoyment.
[FAO Agroecology Video]

LACQUA 2018 Promotional Video

The steering committee for LACQUA 2018 has produced a promotional video for the upcoming meeting in Bogota Colombia. We hope to see as many of you as possible October 23 - 26 in Bogota. Enjoy.
[Bogota Promotional Video]

Video of AQUA 2018 Activities

One of our exhibitors at #WeRAquaculture, Mispeces, put together this video of the activities taking place during the first couple of days at the meeting. Thank you Mispeces. Enjoy.
[Mispeces Video]

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for August 2018

The editors of The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS) are pleased to announce the Editor's Choice Awards for the most recent issue of JWAS. [More..]

Aquaculture Animal Welfare and Animal Rights

In the latter part of 2017, several aquaculture associations became aware that the animal rights community had decided to launch a campaign against seafood products, both wild caught and from aquaculture. The various discussions that resulted turned toward animal welfare, standards for welfare in aquaculture, and a host of other topics. From a research perspective, what are the key needs and knowledge gaps related to these discussions? [More..]

Abstracts for AQUA 2018 Published

The abstracts for the upcoming meeting in Montpellier have been published to the website. Take this opportunity to review the abstracts and plan your meeting attendance. Authors, you can also use this as a chance to review your submission and make sure it is accurate. [More..]

Bogotá and the Ágora International Convention Center

The Latin American and Caribbean Aquaculture 2018 (LACQUA18) event will be held together with the VIII Colombian Aquaculture Congress (VIII CCA) at the Ágora Convention Center, Bogotá, from October 23 to 26, 2018. These events are being co-organized by the National University of Colombia, the Colombian Federation of Aquaculture Producers (FEDEACUA) and the Latin American and Caribbean Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (LACC/WAS). [More..]

Editor's Note - Antimicrobial Resistance and Aquaculture

The spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the major threats facing the human population this century. It could become the leading cause of death, exceeding cancer, and result in as many as 10 million mostly premature deaths a year by 2050. The development of AMR limits the effectiveness of antibiotic treatments of bacterial infections in humans and species produced in aquaculture. [More..]

2018 WAS Election Results

As Chair of the Elections Committee, I am happy to report that we have just finished our yearly election process for 2018 with new officers coming into the Board. I would like to welcome and congratulate our new President-elect Dr. Jimmy Avery, our elected Secretary, Dr. Kathleen Hartman, and our two new Directors; Dr. Noe Noe Lwin and Dr. Albert Tacon. I am sure they will do a splendid job to further promote the objectives of WAS. I thank the Elections Committee for their due process in this task and thank you for voting. Hope to see everyone in Montpellier. Best regards, Juan Pablo Lazo Elections Committee Chair WAS

Fulfilling the Potential of Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Enzymes as Feed Additives for Aquaculture

Aquatic animal nutrition research began in the mid-1960s with the development of semipurified diets to investigate and determine both qualitative and quantitative nutritional requirements. This information was then applied to the development of practical feeds composed of highly digestible ingredients selected to satisfy those nutritional requirements. Prompted by the desire to produce economically and environmentally sustainable feeds, focus evolved to the identification of feedstuffs that could serve as alternatives to replace fishmeal and fish oil ingredients and progress and application continue. With mounting emphasis on sustainability and efficiency, focus has naturally progressed into and intensified within the realm of feed additives, that is, probiotics (bacteria) and prebiotics (chemical compounds), added individually or in combination, to manage populations of intestinal bacteria, as well as the inclusion of exogenous enzymes. Ultimately, these feed additives offer the poten [More..]

Functional Aquafeeds Special Issue Call for Papers

Aquaculture is now the fastest growing segment of the animal production industry. Indeed, the aquaculture industry has benefited from the growing demand for seafood products, coupled with a dramatic decrease in supply of fisheries-based products. Aquafeeds are among the most important drivers for the aquaculture industry. Not only the nutritional requirements of target species must be satisfied, but a wide range of feed additives have been developed to improve growth, a more sustainable use of feed ingredients, an optimal use of feed, along with health enhancement and stress resistance. The field of functional feeds has been constantly evolving, and it has rapidly expanded into an economically important industry. Such feed additives are very diverse in nature and functional properties, but they all share a thorough R&D background often inspired in nature-based and biotechnological solutions. Given the rapid evolution of functional feed additives in the aquaculture industry, often fuele [More..]
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June 2018 President's Column

Since my last President’s column, Aquaculture America 2018 was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the strong support of our partners the US Aquaculture Society, the National Aquaculture Association and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association. This year’s AA18 was hosted by the California Aquaculture Association. Despite the cold and often windy weather, AA18 was another success with 2,078 participants from 61 countries and 732 oral and poster presentations. APA18 Taipei, Taiwan (April 23-26) has also concluded with 1890 participants from 48 countries and 445 oral and poster presentations. Thanks to those who participated in making these great successes. Let’s keep the momentum going with another great meeting in Montpellier, France with AQUA 2018 (August 25-29). AQUA 2018 will be our joint meeting with the European Aquaculture Society (EAS). If you can’t make it to France, then consider attending LACQUA18-Aquaculture for Peace in Bogotá, Colombia this October 23 - 26. These are great meetings to learn about the latest aquaculture discoveries and technologies, explore the tradeshow for new supplies and equipment, and make new friends and visit with old acquaintances. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming conferences.

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