World Aquaculture Society News

March 20, 2023

AI Chatbots and Aquaculture Professionalism

Since the middle of the 20th century, we have been living in the Information Age. Around that time, the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) arose, Turing’s idea that machines can “think” like humans or use information and reason to make decisions...

February 16, 2023

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

Many challenges come with land-based finfish aquaculture. This study looks at water quality changes during remediation of off-flavor that can accumulate in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, reared in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). To eliminate ...

February 09, 2023

Abstracts for Aquaculture America 2023 now Published

The abstracts of papers that will be presented at the New Orleans meeting February 23 - 26, 2023 have now been published on the meeting program page.

February 09, 2023

The many challenges of disease management in aquaculture

Regardless of the aquatic species an aquaculture venture produces, there are significant risks to success due to the ever-present threat of a disease outbreak. As reported by the World Bank (2014), disease results in an estimated economic impact of $...

February 02, 2023

Video Recap of World Aquaculture Singapore

the Singapore Tourism board has produced a new video giving a recap of the World Aquaculture Singapore 2022 conference. It can be viewed here.

December 13, 2022

Can carbon mitigation strategies for aquafeeds help cut aquaculture’s greenhouse gas emissions?

Despite aquaculture’s contributions to global food security, one of the current concerns is the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions (or GHG emissions), which arise along its supply chains. The expansion of aquaculture may be a potential solution to i...

December 13, 2022

Journal of the World Aquaculutre Society Editor's Choice Awards for December 2022

Cryptocaryon irritans is an ectoparasite that causes cryptocaryonosis, sometimes referred to as “white spot disease” in marine fish. This parasite can impact a broad range of fish species and is particularly damaging to pompano, causing dram...

December 13, 2022

Are Projections of Aquaculture Growth Over-Optimistic?

A recent paper in Frontiers in Marine Science (DOI:10.3389/fmars.2022.984354) by Sumaila et al. is entitled “Aquaculture over-optimism?”, with the deliberate inclusion of a question mark. The authors define this as “the belief that aquaculture can co...

December 06, 2022

Super-intensive shrimp culture: Analysis and future challenges

Aquaculture has immense potential to support future food security and sustainability. The increase in aquaculture production has been significant but, at the current rate, will not be enough to cover the expected protein demand. Over the past decade,...

December 06, 2022

‘Plug-and-play’ shrimp farm inventor out to prove that Shrimpbox is more than just a neat idea

In 2019, Mexico City entrepreneur Daniel Russek was brainstorming on how to grow shrimp sustainably closer to top markets. The solution he came up with, the Shrimpbox, has just been named one of the best inventions of the year by TIME Magazine, and i...

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President's Column

The first three months of 2023 have once again been a busy time for the World Aquaculture Society. WAS Committees have been active in recruitment of a new Editor-in-Chief for World Aquaculture magazine, transition of the magazine to online only (electronic), preparing the slate of candidates for the election of new board members, calling for nominations for WAS Awards, working on budgets that reduce expenditures and increase revenues following a period of disruptions to conferences that is now behind us, and updating policies to support student members