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Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2018 Plenary Speaker Announced

[January 15, 2018]
The Board of WAS-APC wish all a Happy New Year 2018, and thank all our partners and supporters for their continuous support and fruitful cooperation to make the Annual Conference and Exposition of Asian-Pacific Aquaculture a success. WAS-APC together with NTOU is organizing the #APA18 ASIAN PACIFIC AQUACULTURE 2018.
The International event will be hosted at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) from April 23 to 26, 2018 (Taiwan). The first plenary speaker will be Dr. Ching Fong Chang, President of NTOU and co-chair of APA18. His presentation will be the opportunity to introduce the conference theme “Aquaculture innovation, sustainability and food safety” to all APA18 participants. [More..]

Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2018 Awards Announced

[January 09, 2018]
Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2018 (APA18) is the mega event on Aquaculture in the Asian Pacific Region. The international conference and tradeshow, organized by the World Aquaculture Society, and hosted by the National Taiwan Ocean University will be held at the Taipei International Convention Centre (TICC) on April 23-26 2018, Taipei Taiwan. The conference steering committee has announced three awards:
Pre-conference Student Travel Awards
Presentation/Poster awards for Students
Travel award for Women's Participation [More..]

Two Continuing Education Workshops at Aquaculture America 2018

[December 12, 2017]
Growing interest in climate-smart, sustainable agriculture has helped bring closed-loop systems like aquaponics to prominence. Despite increased interest in aquaponics, expert-led training opportunities are few and far between. With this in mind, the United States Aquaculture Society, Iowa State University and Kentucky State University have teamed up to host a full-day event.

People in scientific fields have heard a litany of statistical terms: regression, t-test, ANOVA, ANCOVA, mixed-effects, multi-factor ANOVA, multiple regression, repeated measures, nested effects, logistic regression, and so on. With so many different tests, it’s no wonder that students and scientists alike can be overwhelmed and confused by even relatively basic statistics. However, all these tests are just different forms of the general linear model. By learning these statistical tests within the unifying framework of the general linear model, understanding – and more importantly utilizing – those statistics becomes infinitely easier. [More..]
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The Case for Effective Public Funding of Aquaculture Research and Extension

Businesses must continuously change and adapt to ongoing changes in the many forces that affect their business. Long-term, successful businesses must adopt new technologies that enhance the productivity of their business and reduce its costs. New products must also be developed as consumer preferences change. In response to the need for constant change and adaptation to new conditions, many large corporations staff internal research, development, and marketing departments with PhD researchers, who are expected to continuously develop new techniques, products, and markets.

While aquaculture worldwide includes large companies such as Marine Harvest ASA, Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods), AquaChile, and others, the majority of aquaculture farms worldwide, including in the developed world, are small businesses. For example, Subasinghe et al. (2012) estimated that 70–80% of aquaculture farmers worldwide are small scale. In the USA, 86% of aquaculture businesses have annual sale [More..]

Vegetarian Shrimp: Pellet-free Shrimp Farming

Shrimp farming can be a highly lucrative business around the world, but has increasingly been characterized by intensification, with greater inputs of feed. Intensification has increased the risk of disease outbreaks and the proportion of operating costs represented by feeds can be as much as 60 percent. Various strategies have been investigated to address these issues, such as using functional feeds designed to improve the productivity and health of shrimp by additions of supplements. Moreover, researchers are continually evaluating appropriate replacements for more-expensive marine ingredients (Gatlin et al. 2007). [More..]

Editor's Note - Microplastics and Aquaculture

The problem of plastic pollution of the marine environment has been known since the 1970s, but it has only recently emerged as a serious threat. More than 300 million t of plastic were produced in 2015, an amount that is expected to double by 2025. As understanding of the issue has improved over the last decade, increased attention has been focused on microplastics. Microplastics particles are less than 5 mm and include primary plastic in the form of microbeads in cosmetics that are now banned in the US and UK, as well as pellets that are the raw material for plastic extrusion. So-called secondary microplastics, in the form of fibers, fragments, and films, are produced by fragmentation of larger plastic debris. [More..]

Plenary Talks for Aquaculture America 2017 - San Antonio TX - Now Online

The plenary session of the recent Adelaide meeting were recorded. We are pleased to offer these excellent talks to the visitors of our site. If you were not in attendance this is your opportunity to experience the plenary session. If you were fortunate enough to attend you can refresh your memory. Enjoy.
[van Senten Video]
[Rockey Video]
[Lyone Video]

Aquaculture America 2017 - San Antonio Texas Abstract Book

For those struggling with the program book for the San Antonio meeting, we have published the abstract book to the website. It can be downloaded from the more info link. [More..]
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2018 USAS Annual Business Meeting

Please join us for the annual USAS Business meeting on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 17:00 hours in the Chablis Room of the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. We look forward to seeing you at Aquaculture America 2018.

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Dectember 2017 President's Column

As the World Aquaculture Society presence continues to increase globally, the success of our conferences also grows. After a very successful APA conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the LACQUA17 conference held in Mazatlán, Mexico in November brought over 1300 participants from over 35 countries with a tradeshow of 80 booths. During LACQUA17, Dr. Luis Andre Sampaio was installed as the new LACC president.

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