Membership in WAS connects aquaculturists with their colleagues world-wide through meetings, publications and the online Membership Directory. Members receive: substantial discounts on registration fees for WAS-sponsored meetings; WORLD AQUACULTURE, the magazine; the JOURNAL OF THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY, and reduced prices on WAS publications (books and proceedings).
Membership in WAS would make an excellent gift to an interested student, researcher, educator or entrepreneur. Financial restraints, particularly in developing countries, prevent many deserving individuals from joining WAS. Sponsorship of members is encouraged.
Approved Board meeting minutes are available by request to all members in good standing.
Types of Membership
*** 50 percent of dues are designated for magazine and journal subscriptions ***
LIFETIME ($1,100) Electronic JWAS only - Includes 1 chapter for Life
Membership for Life. (Additional chapters $100 each). This category may only be in the name of an individual. (Please, no companies.)
SUSTAINING (Electronic JWAS $105/year) (Printed JWAS $125/year) includes 1 chapter
Membership for individuals or non-profit companies who wish to offer extra financial support for WAS.
CORPORATE (Electronic JWAS $255/year) (Printed JWAS $275/year) includes 1 chapter
Membership is in the name of the for-profit company only. One individual must be named to receive benefits for voting purposes. If no individual is named, all benefits will be sent to the company address except for the annual ballot. In addition, all employees of the corporate member shall be eligible to attend conferences and trade shows sponsored by the WAS at member rates/discounts.
INDIVIDUAL (Electronic JWAS $65/year) (Printed JWAS $85/year) includes 1 chapter
Membership in the name of an individual only.
STUDENTS (Electronic JWAS $45/year) (Printed JWAS $65/year) includes 1 chapter
A Copy of student ID or a statement from professor must be attached. Only students enrolled in valid educational program in an authorized institute of learning.
E membership ($10/year) No chapter included
An e-subscription to the WAS allows full access to the WAS website and Member's Area. It does not include printed publications, and has no voting privileges. Cannot have been a regular member in the past 5 years.
MUST BE A WAS MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP
United States Aquaculture Society (USAS) a CHAPTER of WAS
To receive special mailings and information regarding meetings and events relative to aquaculture in the USA.
LATIN AMERICAN CHAPTER
To receive special mailings and information regarding meetings and events relative to aquaculture in Latin America (some information may be in Spanish and/or Portuguese).
ASIAN PACIFIC CHAPTER
To receive special mailings and information regarding meetings and events relative to aquaculture in Southeast Asia, including Australia.
To receive special mailings and information regarding meetings and events relative to aquaculture in Korea.
To apply for membership follow this link: https://www.was.org/Meetings/MemberData/SelectMemberType.aspx