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Press Releases

WAS-APC Awards Announcement for APA2017

[March 20, 2017]
WAS-APC is excited to announce the Awards for this year’s major Conference in Malaysia. The theme for this year Asia Pacific Aquaculture (APA17) is ‘Transforming for Market Needs’. The student award structure has partly been brought into line with the WAS globally to ensure consistency. Additionally, WAS-APC will continue financing and awarding exceptional women within the field of aquaculture. [More..]

Travel Award for Women’s Participation at APA17

[March 20, 2017]
WAS-APC is providing the opportunity for female aquaculture people to attend Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2017 from 24-27 July 2017. Funding for this opportunity is provided by WAS-APC, and Aquaculture without Frontiers is facilitating the selection process. The theme for Asia Pacific Aquaculture in Kuala Lumpur is ‘Transforming for Market Needs’. There are two (2) grants available x USD600 which are aimed to assist with accommodation and travel and WAS-APC will organize and pay registration for the event. [More..]

APA 2017 Plenary Speaker Announced

[February 06, 2017]
One of the key highlights of the conference program at APA 17 is the plenary session, led by aquaculture leading experts. The session will start with the address by Mr. Herve Lucien-Brun, Aquaculture & Qualite, France. He will present on “Marketing farmed seafood from Asia to global markets”, which is linked to the theme of APA 17, ‘Transforming for market needs’. [More..]

Spotlight on Africa at World Aquaculture 2017

[October 28, 2016]
THE World Aquaculture Society takes its annual conference to Africa for the first time in 2017 – turning the spotlight on the potential of aquaculture production to support economic development and investment opportunities in the world’s second-fastest growing regional economy.

Aquaculture is increasingly important as an environmentally sustainable way to meet global demand for fisheries products, while Sub-Saharan Africa’s vast inland waters and coastlines – home to a small but rapidly growing aquaculture sector – present a largely untapped opportunity to contribute to the nutrition and socio-economic development needs of the region.

Themed “Sustainable Aquaculture – New Frontiers for Economic Growth – Spotlight on Africa”, World Aquaculture 2017 will bring together some 3,000 industry, academic and government delegates from the 100 member countries of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), in Cape Town, South Africa, from 26-30 June 2017. [More..]

Juan Pablo Lazo to be a LACQUA 16 Plenary Speaker

[September 28, 2016]
LACQUA16 – Lima, Peru – November 28 – December 1, 2016. We are pleased to inform you that this year one of our plenary speakers will be Dr. Juan Pablo Lazo, current president of the World Aquaculture Society and former president of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter.

Juan Pablo Lazo is a graduated Biochemist Engineer, Administrator in Aquatic Resources Exploitation from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. He earned his Master’s degree in Aquaculture at Louisiana State University and the degree of Doctor of Marine Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, United States. For 15 years, Juan Pablo has being holding the position of Senior Researcher at the Department of Aquaculture Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada in Baja California, Mexico. [More..]

Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2017 to be Held in Kuala Lumpur

[September 01, 2016]
Following the huge success of APA 16 in Indonesia, Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2017 in Malaysia will be the next mega exceptional platform to learn and discuss about the latest developments aquaculture, newest technologies, see the rapidly expanding international aquaculture industry in Asia. Transforming for Markets Needs will be the theme for APA 17.

APA17 will be hosted by Department of Fisheries (DOF), Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries, Malaysia. The conference and tradeshow will be organized by World Aquaculture Society – Asian Pacific Chapter. Malaysian Fisheries Society and University Putra, Malaysia. It will be held on July 24-27, 2016 at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [More..]

WAS Home Office Temporarily Closed

[August 15, 2016]
Due to unprecedented amounts of rainfall in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana since Thursday August 11, 2016, the WAS home office is currently closed for business. Much of the LSU campus is currently closed and our home office staff is either unable to leave their homes or have been forced to evacuate due to flooding. News reports have indicated that more than 20,000 people have had to be rescued from rapidly rising flood waters. At the moment our home office staff are safe but it is uncertain when they will be able to resume their normal activities in the home office. The current conditions will have an effect on the delivery of any materials from the website that require shipment. We apologize for the inconvenience and will make every effort to catch up on shipments when the home office is able to resume regular operation.

Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2016 a Huge Success

[May 12, 2016]
ASIAN PACIFIC AQUACULTURE 2016 (APA 2016) Conference and Exposition, which was held April 26-29, 2016, at Grand City Convention Centre, Surabaya Indonesia. The event included INDOAQUA and FITA, special Indonesian aquaculture meetings. This event, INDOAQUA-FITA-APA 2016, opened on 26 April 2016 by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Resources and Minister of Industry attended

INDOAQUA-FITA-APA 2016 consisted of seminars, exhibitions, business meetings, consultation clinic on aquaculture, farm tour, and various competitions, such as coloring contest, karaoke contest, Aquascape, and stand-up comedy. Moreover, Dharma Wanita of the Directorate General of Aquaculture in cooperation with the local government conducted a training on manufacture of clay materials as well as training on aquaponic manufacture. The committee is also working with the local government of East Java for the promotion of tourism, by presenting a tourism ambassador of East Java as well as the implementation of a tour around Surabaya which is provided free of charge. There were 719 abstracts with 465 oral presentations and 254 posters. [More..]


[November 19, 2015]
Smart Shrimp Aquaculture workshop with the theme “Living with EMS and EHP, challenging the disease through Smart Shrimp farming” will be happen in Thailand at AIT Bangkok campus during January 20 -22nd , 2016.

The workshop will bring together world’s leading experts who will present many proven Solutions to stem the EMS tide and set the goal for a more prosperous shrimp farming using the latest technological advancements on the topic. It is hoped that the event will be greatly beneficial for participants to generate a wealth of information from and apply these techniques for improving shrimp production in their aquaculture enterprises. [More..]


[October 26, 2015]
This First Middle East and Central Asia Aquaculture Conference with the theme: ’Tapping New Markets in Aquaculture’ includes several events. Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2015 is the annual meeting of the Asian Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society. The Middle East Aquaculture forum is the second of its kind in the region and focuses on industry presentations. The International Shrimp Symposium 2015 will be part of this event. Besides, the conference with focus on Marine Fish, Shrimp, Sturgeon, Trout and Offshore mariculture, MECAA15 also includes an International Aquaculture Exhibition. MECAA15 is hosted by the Iranian Fisheries Research Institute. [More..]

The Plenary Speakers at the Asian-Pacific Aquaculture

[October 21, 2015]
APA 2016 will be an exceptional opportunity for academics and aquaculture experts to enhance and share knowledge, engage with peers, widen networks, and expand their vision. It will also be an international platform for industry experts to meet with potential business partners, acquiring new markets while enjoying a memorable visit to Indonesia. For online registration

The plenary sessions, the core of APA 2016, will be addressed by leading scientists in the field of aquaculture.

Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2016 - April 26 - 29 Surabaya - Indonesia

[October 20, 2015]
Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2016 (APA 2016) is a major podium where the giants of world aquaculture gather in this region. Aquaculture in the Asia Pacific region is a rapidly expanding business venture which provides employment in rural and coastal areas of many Asian countries, contributing towards growth in their respective economies. The theme for APA 2016 is Profitability, Sustainability and Responsibility for the Future. As the world’s highest producers in aquaculture, long term profitability cannot be acquired without being responsible for environmental sustainability. Representatives of most emerging Asian economies will gather to discuss the latest developments and new technologies at a period of time in which recent climate change has become a challenge for the industry. [More..]
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