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Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for April 2019

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..]

Bringing aquaculture sustainability down to earth

In today’s world, there is no debate over whether aquaculture production should be managed in an environmentally responsible and sustainable fashion (Engle & D’Abramo, 2016). There is, however, on-going and considerable debate over what sustainable and responsibly managed aquaculture is, how it should be measured, and which species and/or production systems are “more sustainable.” Some authors view less intensive aquaculture production systems as more sustainable (i.e., semi-intensive pond production in Belton, Little, and Grady, 2009, and those who advocate for raising only filter-feeding species, polycultures, and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture). Others point out that intensifying aquaculture production results in fewer resources used per metric ton of production output (Bosma & Verdegem, 2011; Boyd et al., 2017; Boyd, McNevin, Davis, Godumala, & Mohan, 2018). [More..]

Editor's Note - Planetary Health Diets and Aquaculture

In January, a report was issued with the title “Food in The Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems.” The report calls for nothing less than “a radical transformation of the global food system.” It cites a growing body of research that links healthy diets and environmental sustainability. The challenge is that “the global food system must operate within boundaries for human health and food production to ensure healthy diets from sustainable food systems for nearly 10 billion people by 2050.” [More..]
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March 2019 President's Column

I read the history of the Society in the commemorative edition of World Aquaculture magazine (December 2018). It is a memorable issue and mandatory reading not only for enthusiasts of modern aquaculture history but also for those who seek to actively participate in management of the Society.   [more..]

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