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World Aquaculture Society Calendar of Events

Listing any event on the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) website is only a courtesy to the industry and does not imply a sponsorship by WAS nor does it give any permission specific or implied to use the WAS name, logo or the names/logos of our Chapters. Permission to use the WAS names and logos including Chapters can only be given by written approval from the WAS President or Executive Director.

February 2018
Location: Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada USA
AQUACULTURE AMERICA 2018 returns to one of the favorite entertainment spots in the world for the only major national aquaculture conference and exposition held in the U.S. The U.S. Aquaculture Society (formerly U.S. Chapter of WAS) joins with National Aquaculture Association and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association to produce the annual Aquaculture America meetings.

These sponsors are joined by the annual meetings of Aquacultural Engineering Society, Americas Tilapia Alliance, Striped Bass Growers Association, US Trout Farmers Association, and many more associations to make Aquaculture America 2018 the one meeting in the U.S. that you don’t want to miss!
Location: AIT, Bangkok
Training on Tilapia Farming: Course title: "How to produce millions of best quality tilapia fry and table fish" Venue: AIT near Bangkok Specific topics covered by the course in classroom content include: Topic 1: Fisheries / Aquaculture: Global Perspective Topic 2: AIT Hatchery Technology Topic 3: Tilapia Farming: Status and Trends Worldwide Topic 4: Tilapia Culture Systems Topic 5: Water Quality Monitoring and Management Topic 6: Economics and Marketing Topic 7: Farm / Hatchery Design and Layout Topic 8: Nutrition principles and practices, Tilapia in ponds, cages & tanks Topic 9: Health Management and Bio-security Topic 10: Fish Processing, Seafood Quality & Safety Topic 11: Farm Business Plan - grow-out and hatchery Hands-on practical work (3-4 hrs daily) will be arranged at the AIT tilapia hatchery and pond site after or before each lecture every day, for experiential learning of the methods and concepts introduced by the classroom content. These will cover brood stock preparation, egg harvest, egg cleaning, egg weighing, egg incubation, MT feed preparation, fry feeding, fingerling nursing, fingerling size-grading, conditioning, packing, and selling, and feed-making using pelletizer machine. Each participant will be assisted in preparing their own business plan before leaving. It includes a field visit to Tilapia cage and pond farms, and private and government tilapia hatcheries to learn how they do farming as real businesses. It also include Bangkok trip (temple of Emarald Buddha, Wat Pho etc. and shopping malls. Information (and videos) and feedback from previous trainees activities are available on-line at: activities.html Fees and other costs: Tuition for 2-wk tilapia farming = US$1,500/person Accommodation = approx. US$50/night (twin bed, can be shared if necessary) - wee arrange room for you Food cost = $2-3 /meal in staff/student canteen We hope with these documents, you can apply for visa. Upon your confirmation we can send you an invoice describing how to pay. We will let you know about training on Pangasius farming. Please join and keep on watching on our facebook group i.e. Best regards, Ram C. Bhujel, PhD Director, Aqua-Centre Research Associate Professor AARM, SERD, Asian Institute of Technology Tel: +66-2-524 5222 (O) or 6681 734 6934 (M) eMail:;
Location: The Netherlands
This course aims to: - train policy makers, researchers, teachers, extension officers, farm managers and private sector representatives in making strategic sector management plans in line with the FAO ecosystem approach to aquaculture; - orient them about the possibilities and design principles of more intensive aquaculture techniques such as recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS); - make them familiar with better management practices and certification standards that are growing in importance on the western food market The course will be organised in cooperation with Wageningen University and private companies. Date: 26 February - 16 March 2018 Application deadline:15 January 2018 Application deadine NFP (KOP) / MSP: 18 October 2017 (for a fellowship opportunity) Location: The Netherlands
March 2018
Location: ExCeL London
The Oceanology International event offers the world’s leading forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine science and ocean technology communities. Oceanology International’s world-class exhibition and conference help organisations reach buyers from key market regions and sectors worldwide and helps them improve their strategies for measuring, developing, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans.
May 2018
Location: Xiamen China
The IAS 2018 programs will follow the tradition and focus on the fisheries management, physiology and ecology, aquaculture technology, processing and marketing. All programs have been developed to facilitate and promote communication through social events, abalone festival, exhibitions, workshops, plenary speeches, oral presentations in theme sessions, and poster presentation sessions. The 10th International Abalone Symposium will provide you a perfect opportunity to share the most up-to-date research achievements and interact with industrial representatives and policy makers. Field trip will be a good optional activity for you to explore the abalone farming technology and recent status of Chinese abalone industry.
Location: Aviemore, Scotland, UK
Aquaculture UK is the most important aquaculture exhibition and conference held in the British Isles. The show has a tremendous following and with continued investment it promises to reach even further across the broader aquaculture market, both in the UK and into Europe. Firmly establishing it as an important and truly international trade venue for the aquaculture industry. Over two days Aquaculture UK offers a valuable opportunity to network, discover new products and meet decision makers. No other UK event provides aquaculture professionals with such direct access to suppliers from all over the globe representing all aspects of the aquaculture industry. With representatives from all the major aquaculture countries in attendance the atmosphere is dynamic and exciting with open and friendly interaction between exhibitors and visitors.
Location: Hyatt Regency Osaka, 1-13-11 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-Ku Osaka, Japan 559-0034
Conference Series LLC takes the pleasure in announcing that 11th Global Summit on Aquaculture and Fisheries is scheduled to take place from May 24th to 25th, 2018 at Osaka in Japan. Aquaculture Summit 2018 is a unique global platform whereby exchange of ideas, research outcomes and experiences in the field of Aquaculture & Fisheries take place. The Global Summit will be featuring keynote, oral and poster presentations and Exhibition on the theme "Innovative and Sustainable Aquaculture".
July 2018
Location: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA USA
The IAA22 Organizing Committee, on behalf of the International Association of Astacology, invites you to attend its 22nd International Crayfish Symposium, which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. The event will be hosted by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and will commence with a crayfish identification workshop on the Sunday afternoon before the meeting (July 8), followed by 4 days of talks/posters, a 1-day field trip (mid-week), and will wrap up with a 2-day post-conference tour (limited availability). Details on the submission of abstracts, meeting program schedule, and registraion fees will appear as the meeting approaches.
August 2018
Location: Le Corum Congress Centre, Montpellier, France
AQUA 2018 will celebrate 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 will take place from August 25-29 in the beautiful French city of Montpellier and will comprise a scientific conference, trade exhibition, industry forums, workshops, student events and receptions. The event will highlight the latest aquaculture research and innovation to underpin continued growth of this exciting food production sector. The AQUA events are co-organised by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and are held every six years. Past events were held in Nice (2000), Florence (2006) and Prague (2012).
September 2018
Location: Delta Prince Edward Hotel & Convention Center, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Welcome to the Eighth International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH-8). Every four years, the American Fisheries Society – Fish Health Section expands its annual meeting by inviting international participation in the form of the ISAAH. Stemming from its inauguration as the ‘International Fish Health Conference’ in Vancouver, BC (1988), the ISAAH has developed into a much-anticipated gathering of international fish health professionals. Host cities have primarily included US cities – Seattle (1994), Baltimore (1998), New Orleans (2002), San Francisco (2006), Tampa (2010) and Portland, Oregon in 2014. We are extremely pleased and proud to be hosting the International Fish Health Conference back in Canada – this time on the beautiful East Coast! We look forward to hosting business and academia from across North America and overseas to discuss the current business and research developments, trends, and the future of the aquatic animal health industry. We hope you will join us.
Location: Qingdao, China
Conference Co-Chairs: Professor Wenbing Zhang, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China Professor Barry Costa-Pierce, University of New England, Maine, USA Location/Venue: Hyatt Regency, Donghai East Road, Qingdao, China Dates: 25-28 September 2018 Conference Scope: The Conference will bring together outstanding scientists in all of aquaculture’s disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research areas. The Conference seeks contributed papers in all of its sections, and also from emerging aquaculture science areas of sustainability science, social-ecological systems, ornamental, conservation and restoration sciences as they relate to the development of aquaculture. Meeting Structure: Authors’ Workshop; Poster Sessions, Keynote Speakers, Contributed Sessions, Panel Discussions, Field Trips Planned Conference Sessions to Date (more coming): Advances in Aquaculture Modelling and Technologies Advances in the Aquaculture Production Sciences Advances in Aquaculture Diseases and Physiology Advances in Aquaculture Nutrition Advances in Water Quality Control in Pond Aquaculture
October 2018
Location: Bogata, Colombia
Annual meeting of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter, WAS with various aquaculture groups in South America
March 2019
Location: Marriott New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Triennial Int’l Annual Conference & Exposition with WAS, Fish Culture Section, AFS, National Shellfisheries Association, U.S. Aquaculture Society, National Aquaculture Association and Aquaculture Suppliers Association
February 2020
Location: Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii USA
Int’l Annual Conference & Exposition with U.S. Chapter, WAS, National Aquaculture Association and U.S. Suppliers Association
Location: Town & Country Resort & Convention Center , San Diego, California USA
Triennial Int’l Annual Conference & Exposition with WAS, Fish Culture Section, AFS, National Shellfisheries Association, U.S. Aquaculture Society, National Aquaculture Association and Aquaculture Suppliers Association
Location: Marriott New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Int’l Annual Conference & Exposition with U.S. Chapter, WAS, National Aquaculture Association and U.S. Suppliers Association
Special Announcement

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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