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African Chapter Website Now Online

With the announcement of the formation of the African Chapter we have now made the website for the chapter live. All the news for the chapter will be posted to this new site. The chapter does not as yet have a logo. If you have an idea for a chapter logo submit it to the chapter secretariat. [More..]

Announcement of the Official Formation of African Chapter of World Aquaculture Society

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce that on November 7, 2018, all requirements for formation of the African Chapter, WAS were completed and the WAS Board voted the African Chapter into official status. This result follows much hard work by many people and organizations after the African Chapter concept developed initial momentum during World Aquaculture 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. [More..]

AQUA 2018 Session Summaries

AQUA 2018 celebrated the fact that aquaculture is one of the most important food production industries in the world. Aquaculture is the most efficient producer of high-quality food and contributes to global health and wealth. Aquaculture respects the environment, creates employment and offers significant investment opportunities.

AQUA 2018 took place from August 25-29 in the beautiful French city of Montpellier and comprised a scientific conference, world press day, trade exhibition, industry forums, workshops, student events and receptions. The event highlighted the latest aquaculture research and innovation to underpin continued growth of this exciting food production sector. [More..]

Whiteleg Shrimp Postlarvae Supply in Europe: The Risk of Single Sources of Supply of Fundamental Inp

When teaching the fundamentals of aquaculture operation and commercial success, it is common to emphasize three essential factors: Feed, Need, and Seed.

Feed: Without the proper, regular, and reliable supply of feed to ensure optimal growth, health, and water quality, commercial aquaculture is doomed to failure. Need: Without a market that needs and wants the product supplied at proper qualities, quantities, and times, any commercial production will fail. Seed: Without proper, regular, and viable supply of high-quality juveniles, an industry will struggle to reach production goals and will not meet commercial targets. [More..]

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for October 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..]

WAS Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The World Aquaculture Society will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. Since its establishment in 1969, WAS has grown to an organization with over 3000 members in 100 countries. Through its commitment to excellence in science, technology, education, and information exchange, WAS serves to advance the progressive and sustainable development of aquaculture throughout the world. As the society turns 50, members will gather together to celebrate Aquaculture and the accomplishments of the WAS at Aquaculture Aquaculture 2019 in New Orleans with a celebration befitting one of the greatest cities in the world for a party. Celebrations will continue throughout the year at the regional WAS meetings in Chennai and in Costa Rica.

World Aquaculture Society 50th Anniversary Photo Album As part of the celebration we are collecting photos from WAS meetings over the past 50 years. Please upload your photos to share great memories of good times we [More..]

Editor's Note - More Private Extension is Needed to Close the Yield Gap

I began my aquaculture career as an aquaculture extension agent, working with smallholder rice farmers in Sierra Leone as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in the early 1980s. Later, through work in universities, I came to know the extension approach of the US Land Grant College system. The basic process of the system involves farmers telling extension agents their problems, agents carrying that information back to the university to share with experiment station workers. Those research scientists would then develop solutions for the farmers’ problems and the extension agent would carry the results and recommendations back to the farmers. Simply put, extension is the delivery of information to farmers. [More..]
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September 2018 President's Column

This is my last President’s column as WAS President. At the business meeting in Montpellier, France at AQUA 2018 (August 25-29), Dr. Maria Celia Portella from Brazil took over the reins as President. Also, the following persons were elected as new members of the WAS Board: President-elect Dr. Jimmy Avery, Secretary Dr. Kathleen Hartman, and two new Directors, Dr. Noe Noe Lwin and Dr. Albert Tacon. Dr. Kathleen Hartman and Dr. Patricia Moraes-Valenti have ended their terms as Directors, as has Dr. Jennifer Cobcroft as Secretary and Dr. Juan Pablo Lazo as Past President. It has been my honor to serve with those who will be stepping down and with those who are coming on board. My term as past president will end in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA at Aquaculture 2019 (March 7-11) during our 50th anniversary. Plans for our 50th and LACC’s 25th anniversaries are well underway. Stay tuned for more details.  [more..]

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