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Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for April 2019

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..]

Bringing aquaculture sustainability down to earth

In today’s world, there is no debate over whether aquaculture production should be managed in an environmentally responsible and sustainable fashion (Engle & D’Abramo, 2016). There is, however, on-going and considerable debate over what sustainable and responsibly managed aquaculture is, how it should be measured, and which species and/or production systems are “more sustainable.” Some authors view less intensive aquaculture production systems as more sustainable (i.e., semi-intensive pond production in Belton, Little, and Grady, 2009, and those who advocate for raising only filter-feeding species, polycultures, and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture). Others point out that intensifying aquaculture production results in fewer resources used per metric ton of production output (Bosma & Verdegem, 2011; Boyd et al., 2017; Boyd, McNevin, Davis, Godumala, & Mohan, 2018). [More..]

Editor's Note - Planetary Health Diets and Aquaculture

In January, a report was issued with the title “Food in The Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems.” The report calls for nothing less than “a radical transformation of the global food system.” It cites a growing body of research that links healthy diets and environmental sustainability. The challenge is that “the global food system must operate within boundaries for human health and food production to ensure healthy diets from sustainable food systems for nearly 10 billion people by 2050.” [More..]

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

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. This article has been translated into Chinese for the benefit of all our members in China. [More..]

Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2019 - Plenary Speakers Announces

The Board of WAS-APC wish all a Happy New Year 2019, and thank all our partners and supporters for their continuous support and fruitful cooperation to make the Annual Conference and Exposition of Asian-Pacific Aquaculture a success. WAS-APC together with TNJFU is organizing the #APA19 ASIAN PACIFIC AQUACULTURE 2019. The International event will be hosted at the Chennai Trade Center (CTC) from June 19 to 21, 2019 (India). The first plenary speaker will be Mr. Theng Dar TENG. His excellency Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman. His presentation will be the opportunity to introduce the conference theme “Aquaculture for Health,Wealth and Happiness ” depicting the global scenario of Aquaculture and its outlook in 2030 to all APA19 participants. The second pleanary speaker is Shri. Tarun Shridhar, IAS,Secretary to the Department of Animal Husbandry,Dairying and Fisheries in the Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare,India. His talk will highlight on the potential of Indian aquacu [More..]

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for February 2019

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..]

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society

The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS) began 50 years ago, with the publication in 1970 of Volume 1 of what was then the Proceedings of the World Mariculture Society. The forward to that inaugural issue framed the purpose of the World Mariculture Society as that of bringing together professionals and fish farmers and to serve as “a clearing-house for information, problems, and future hopes of people from all walks of life.” The first issue justified increased aquaculture research based on future needs for greater supplies of protein throughout the world. Articles published in the earliest issues focused on production methods for oysters, clams, shrimp, channel catfish, striped bass, pompano, fish feeds and nutrition, pathogens and treatment methods, genetics and breeding, engineering, economics/marketing/business management, and relevant laws and regulations related to aquaculture. In 1986, the proceedings became the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society . [More..]

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..]
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March 2019 President's Column

I read the history of the Society in the commemorative edition of World Aquaculture magazine (December 2018). It is a memorable issue and mandatory reading not only for enthusiasts of modern aquaculture history but also for those who seek to actively participate in management of the Society.   [more..]

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