World Aquaculture Society News

September 28, 2022

Introducing our New JWAS Editor

The World Aquaculture Society and Wiley are delighted to introduce Dr Ken Cain as the new Executive Editor for JWAS. Ken is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Idaho and teaches courses in Fish Health Management, Aquaculture, and ...

September 28, 2022

Editor's Note - More Alarming Climate Change News

I have often thought that every editorial I write for World Aquaculture could be about the effects of climate change on aquaculture, given its importance as an existential threat to our future on this planet. I have restrained myself so as not to be ...


August 12, 2022

Presentations by young Chinese aquaculture scientists: From the 2021 China Society of Fisheries

Young scientists are the most active force driving scientific advancement and technological innovation. Nonetheless, young scholars also face challenges such as heavy workloads, shortage of research-focused hours, high competition in grant applicatio...

August 08, 2022

Get the Meeting Mobile App for Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2022

We have updated our mobile app for the upcoming meeting in St Johns. Use this as a handy tool with all meeting abstracts, sessions, presenters and exhibitors in your hand. As the program changes keep refreshing the data so you are always up to date...


August 07, 2022

Aquaculture in Canada

To use a quote from the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau in 1971: “We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about — farming replacing hunting.” Well, as it turns out, thi...

July 26, 2022

Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America Abstracts Published

The abstracts of papers that will be presented at the St John's meeting are now available for viewing online.


July 26, 2022

A fresh focus on sea cucumbers – nature’s recyclers

“Nature’s recyclers” is an apt moniker for sea cucumbers, exotic marine creatures comprising a digestive tract – simply a hole at either end – housed in a fat squishy body with leathery skin. They are colorful creatures that breathe through their but...

July 19, 2022

Styrofoam is a ‘waste nightmare’ but could non-EPS seafood packaging reduce ocean pollution?

When it comes to ocean health, marine pollution is a hot topic. Concern is growing among scientists and citizens alike about the pervasiveness of microplastics (small pieces of plastic less than 5 millimeters in size) as well as the harmful impact of...


June 27, 2022

Inflation: The problems for aquaculture

Inflation has been a popular news topic in 2022, with reports that inflation has reached its highest rates in 30–40 years in some countries (Davies, 2022). Aquaculture farmers in countries with rapidly increasing rates of inflation are rightly concer...

June 27, 2022

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for June 2022

Suspended solids present a challenge in biofloc production system management as they can become excessive and require disposal / removal. Poersch et al added Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, as biological controllers of suspended solids in an in...