World Aquaculture Society News

October 19, 2021

The Success Story of Aquaculture in Egypt: The Real Motivation for Hosting the First ...

Aquaculture was practiced in Egypt more than 4000 years ago. In recent years, the first aquaculture trials were carried out in 1934, while the first commercial fish farm was established in 1954. Since then, aquaculture in Egypt has been witnessing ou...

October 19, 2021

Seaweed aquaculture—From historic trends to current innovation

From February 9 to 12, 2020, we organized a special session at the Aquaculture of America meetings held at the Hawai'i Convention Center in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. The session, entitled “Seaweed aquaculture – from historic trends to current i...

September 30, 2021

Editor's Note - Recent Climate Change News in Perspective

Extreme weather — floods, drought, hurricanes and cyclones — around the world has been in the news throughout the year. The risk consulting firm Aon has reported that the world has experienced 30 weather-related disasters, each causing more than $1 b...

August 23, 2021

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for August 2021

Olive Flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus, is one of the most successfully cultured flatfish species worldwide. This marine species demands high levels of easily digested protein and current production methods still rely on large amounts of fishmeal or ...

August 19, 2021

Important Information: WA2021 Changes its Date

After a detailed assessment of the current situation of the pandemic, the Organizing Committee of the World Aquaculture 2021- WA2021, #AquacultureNow has decided to reschedule the date of WA2021 for the second quarter of 2022.

August 16, 2021

The workforce needed to support future growth of aquaculture

Aquaculture will need to continue to grow to meet the growing needs of the global human population. All productive enterprises need the proper combination of inputs required for a successful business. These include natural resources such as land and ...

June 30, 2021

Aquaculture aids the restoration of iconic Caribbean shellfish queen conch

In the Caribbean Sea, queen conch farming is improving ocean health and supporting livelihoods. The iconic shellfish (Aliger gigas, formerly Strombus gigas), prized for its edible meat and glossy shell, is a vital part of the culture an...

June 30, 2021

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Top 20 Journal for Fisheries

We are pleased to announce the exceptional news that the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society has become the 19th most quoted journal in the Fisheries Science category. Congratulations to editors Matthew Slater and Carole Engle, section e...

June 29, 2021

Donald V. Lightner, 1945-2021

Prof. Donald V. Lightner, a towering figure in the research of infectious diseases in shrimp, passed away on May 5 in Tucson, Arizona. He will be missed by his family and friends, and colleagues from academia and industry alike worldwide. The world o...

June 22, 2021


World Aquaculture Society-Asian Pacific Chapter and Aquaculture Innovation Centre, Singapore will hold a free webinar on nutrition to be held June 24, 2021.

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President's Column

After more than one year of cancelling or postponing our meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are back in business with in-person meetings! Aquaculture America 2021 took place in the beautiful city of San Antonio, Texas during 11-14 August 2021. The event venue was the Marriot River Center, which hosted around 1,000 participants. Although the meeting was not as big as a regular WAS conference, the comradery and willingness to support the aquaculture industry was present. Everyone that attended left with a smile on their face. I had the opportunity to sit during the USAS board meeting, currently our largest chapter, and can confirm that it is in great hands. We shared many opinions and agreed that there are still many opportunities to improve cooperation and communication between the chapter and the mother society. We concurred that we will keep moving forward towards a more diverse and inclusive society, that incorporates all points-of-view and encourages the participation of students and young aquaculturists.   [more..]