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Aquaculture 2019 - New Orleans - Tradeshow Full

The response to exhibit in the tradeshow for Aquaculture 2019 has been exceptional. At the moment, response to our invitation to exhibit has been so well received that there are no longer any spaces in which to squeeze a new exhibitor. If you are still interested in being an exhibitor in New Orleans in March, contact worldaqua11@was.org

New Book in the WAS Online Store

Cleaner Fish Biology and Aquaculture Applications edited by Jim Treasurer. Cleaner fish are increasingly being deployed in aquaculture as a means of biological control of parasitic sea lice, and consequently the farming of wrasse and lumpfish, the main cleaner fish species in current use in salmon farming, is now one of the fastest expanding aquaculture sectors with over 40 hatcheries in Norway alone. Cleaner Fish Biology and Aquaculture Applications reviews and presents new knowledge on the biology of the utilized cleaner fish species, and provides protocols in cleaner fish rearing, deployment, health and welfare. The latest knowledge is presented on specialist technical areas such as cleaner fish nutrition, genetics, health, immunology and vaccinology, welfare, transport and fisheries. Specific chapters detail cleaner fish developments in the main salmon-producing countries. The book comprehensively addresses the questions of sustainability of cleaner fish use in aquacu [More..]

Evaluation of contributions of aquaculture researchers: The need to change researcher incentives

he continued growth of the world's population requires continued growth of the supply of aquaculture products. Research that leads to farm innovation is essential to increase productivity, reduce costs, and overcome key bottlenecks to successful management and growth in aquaculture production. The insights, understanding, and abilities of a researcher to render key problems into researchable hypotheses, design and conduct experiments with rigorous methodologies, and interpret their results are key to developing practical solutions and providing guidance that contributes to further growth and development of aquaculture enterprises. Thus, the degree of contribution by an aquaculture scientist toward technological advances should ideally be the basis for their evaluation and reward structure. [More..]

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for December 2018

The editors of The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS) are pleased to announce the Editor's Choice Awards for the most recent issue of JWAS. [More..]

Editor's Note - Fifty Years of WAS: Looking Back, Looking Forward

The World Aquaculture Society, at 50 years, is quite young compared to many other prominent professional societies, reflecting the relative newness of the field. The American Fisheries Society was formed in 1870 and the National Shellfisheries Association was established in 1908. Aquaculture as an area of scientific inquiry is rather young. The premier journal in the field, Aquaculture, published its first issue in 1972, not long after WAS was established. [More..]

Announcement of the Official Formation of African Chapter of World Aquaculture Society

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce that on November 7, 2018, all requirements for formation of the African Chapter, WAS were completed and the WAS Board voted the African Chapter into official status. This result follows much hard work by many people and organizations after the African Chapter concept developed initial momentum during World Aquaculture 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. [More..]

WAS Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The World Aquaculture Society will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. Since its establishment in 1969, WAS has grown to an organization with over 3000 members in 100 countries. Through its commitment to excellence in science, technology, education, and information exchange, WAS serves to advance the progressive and sustainable development of aquaculture throughout the world. As the society turns 50, members will gather together to celebrate Aquaculture and the accomplishments of the WAS at Aquaculture Aquaculture 2019 in New Orleans with a celebration befitting one of the greatest cities in the world for a party. Celebrations will continue throughout the year at the regional WAS meetings in Chennai and in Costa Rica.

World Aquaculture Society 50th Anniversary Photo Album As part of the celebration we are collecting photos from WAS meetings over the past 50 years. Please upload your photos to share great memories of good times we [More..]
Special Announcement

Annual WAS Business Meeting

Please join us for the annual WAS Business meeting on Thursday, March 7, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, location TBD. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans for Aquaculture 2019.

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WAS President

December 2018 President's Column

This is my first column as President of the World Aquaculture Society and I would like to thank the WAS members who gave me the opportunity to participate in the management of the Society. My presidential mandate will be short, only seven months, and yet many exciting things have already happened since I took office three months ago.  [more..]

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