World Aquaculture Society News

February 09, 2024

Aquaculture America 2024 Attendee Mobile App Updated

The attendee mobile app for Aquaculture America 2024 has been published on the Apple and Google app stores. Download the app to your phone so you can have the data for the entire meeting in your hands.

January 23, 2024

Ocean medicine: How seaweed can be harnessed for drug development

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Coimbra and the University of Aveiro in Portugal and just published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences discusses in detail the promising role of seaweed-derived nutrients as ...

January 23, 2024

Cold Harvest 2024

The conference will feature hundreds of world-class speakers and delegates from around the globe on the science, technology, business, and social aspects of aquaculture. St. John’s is located on the most eastern edge of North America, is Canada’s old...

December 14, 2023

R Syntax and Applications Workshop at Aquaculture America 2024

The U.S. Aquaculture Society (USAS) and the Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFSFCS) are offering a Continuing Education R Syntax and Applications Workshop at the upcoming Aquaculture America Meeting in San Antonio (meeting dat...

December 07, 2023

Editor's Note - What Works

As I’ve been reading industry news over the past several months I’m becoming increasingly convinced of the need for all of us to put more focus on “what works.” For more than a century in the U.S. and many other countries, agricultural demonstrati...

November 21, 2023

JWAS Editor's Choice Awards for October 2023

This study provides an important assessment of unionized ammonia (NH3-N) and total ammonia nitrogen (TAN) toxicity for juvenile longfin yellowtail, Seriola rivoliana. The authors assessed the median lethal concentration (LC50) after a 96 h exposure o...

October 23, 2023

Spotlight on the Aquaculture Africa 2023 (Zambia) as Conference Program is Announced

It is less than a month until Zambia meets the world for the 2nd Aquaculture Africa Conference scheduled for 13-16 November 2023 in Lusaka. Themed “Resilient value chains in the blue economy” AFRAQ23 is expected to bring together over 700 industry, a...

October 20, 2023

Shrimp farming advances, challenges, and opportunities

We have seen a significant growth of the shrimp industry over the last decade. Total imports in 2022 were 3,248,338 ton (Van der Pijl, 2023), with additional production in China estimated at 1,487,501 ton (Fu-Chi, 2023). China and Vietnam in Asia (94...

September 28, 2023

Evolution of Aquaculture Value Chain Development in Zambia - A Century of Resilience

Located in the central part of Southern Africa, Zambia is landlocked and surrounded by eight countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Zambia will be hosting the second Aquacu...

September 28, 2023

Journal of the World Aquaculutre Society Editor's Choice Awards for August 2023

This study assessed the suitability of partial or full (100%) replacement of fish oil (FO) with microalgal oil (AO) in Atlantic salmon diets. This represents a novel approach as it is one of the first studies to follow fish through the entire product...

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President's Column

What’s next for Aquaculture? Diversification. FAO’s Biannual Food Outlook shows that aquaculture production has increased from 87.5 million tons in 2020 to 92 million tons in 2022. This represents an increase of around 5%, despite pressures associated with climate change, inflation, and a decline in demand. Average yearly seafood consumption has increased to over 20 Kg worldwide. While these numbers are good, production is not increasing at the desired rate to meet demand for additional aquaculture protein, which has been estimated at 40 million more tons by 2050.