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  • Aquaculture 2016
    Every three years, the Triennial is held somewhere in the United States. In 2016, the Triennial returns to the exciting city of Las Vegas, Nevada!

    The Triennial is the largest aquaculture conference and tradeshow held in the world with nearly 4000 attendees from over 90 countries and even more countries are expected to have attendees at AQUACULTURE 2016. The Triennial combines the annual meetings of the World Aquaculture Society, National Shellfisheries Association, Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society, and the National Aquaculture Association.

    The last Triennial was held in 2013 in Nashville where it was pronounced a huge success by the nearly 3000 people who attended. Don’t miss this Triennial!

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    Abstract submission is still open but please submit soon.  Submit an abstract or register online here

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  • Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2016
    The second major international aquaculture conference in Indonesia

    After the first successful meeting in 2005 in Bali, Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2016 will be the next chance for the international aquaculture community to visit Indonesia and see the rapidly expanding aquaculture industry in Indonesia – nearly 20% increase in the last 5 years in hectares in aquaculture production and over 50% per year increase in tons produced every year for the last 10 years!

    Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2016 is the place to learn about the latest in aquaculture, see the newest technology in the trade show with exhibits from around the world and enjoy the many tourist sights in Indonesia. The International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture (ISTA) will be part of the program.

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  • LACQUA 2016 will be the 2016 Annual meeting of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter of WAS. Following upon the previous successful LACQUA meetings, LACQUA will bring international attention to the aquaculture industry of Peru and South America. The WAS Regional Meeting, SOUTH AMERICAN REGIONAL AQUACULTURE 2016 will join with LACQUA 2016.

    LACQUA 2016 will be held at the Sheraton Convention Centre in Lima, Peru Nov. 29 – Dec.1, 2016. Lima will be the perfect place for the meeting as it is central to the entire country and easy for international attendees to fly into.. [more..}

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    The 2nd Middle East Aquaculture event (MEA16) has been created to benefit industry professionals working in the Middle East, to gather aquaculture experts from the Middle East and to show the latest innovative products at the exhibition.

    The organizing committee invites the academic Aquaculture experts, ME producers/farmers, suppliers, and other industry professionals to the DWTC, Dubai, UAE to attend this event.

    Activities will include specific topical industry sessions and technical sessions (conference). The focus of the MEA16 is targeted towards the most important industry issues affecting key Middle East aquaculture producing countries. It is a true aquaculture conference whereby timely topical and regionally relevant sessions are tailored to enhance scientific & industrial representation and participation. ... [more..]

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    Middle East Aquaculture 2016
  • Latin American & Chapter Sponsoring Global Catfish Conference

    The World Aquaculture Society (WAS) through the Latin American and Caribbean Chapter (LACC), and the National Council of the Catfish in Mexico, are pleased to invite you to the “Global Catfish Conference”, which will be held in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico from 1-2 of March 2016. It will be carried out with the support from the National Fisheries Institute in Mexico (INAPESCA).

    We will bring together science and industry to discuss new trends and improvements that can be implemented to the production of the catfish.

    The Congress will take place in the Club Maeva Miramar Hotel which is just in front of the beautiful Miramar beach, it has access from the Coast Boule-vard of Madero City, Tamaulipas, only 7 km from the General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport.

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World Aquaculture Society News

Recent Advancements in Seahorse Aquaculture and Conservation

Seahorses (genus Hippocampus) are eye-catching fishes. Their unusual features, such as a horse-like head, a monkey-like prehensile tail and male “pregnancies” have intrigued people of all ages. This unique set of features and bright colorations has resulted in seahorses being consistently listed as one of the most popular exhibit animals in zoos and public aquaria. Advancements in captive breeding make seahorses an excellent case study for aquaculture and stewardship for promoting marine conservation. [More..]

Statistics in Aquaculture Workshop at Aquaculture 2016

A new workshop on statistics in aquaculture has been added to the program of Aquaculture 2016.

Several studies have pointed out the misuse of multiple comparison tests in agricultural sciences. Aquaculture researchers have only recently begun to pay attention to this area of data analysis. However, misconceptions and a lack of understanding are evident in our journal articles. The current workshop will critically address a variety of mean comparison techniques and give you the tools to understand and correctly apply those techniques to your data.
Be sure to add this as part of your registration if you wish to attend. [More..]

2015 USAS Election Ballot - Voting Deadline is January 22, 2016

The USAS Elections Committee, with approval by the USAS Executive Board, has finalized the ballot for the election of the officers and directors of our organization along with Bylaw changes/additions for the upcoming year. A PDF version of the ballot is available here and can be downloaded, filled out (your member ID MUST be included at the top in the space provided) and mailed. We prefer that you use this link USAS 2015 Ballot to vote online. Members without e-mail addresses will be mailed a paper ballot. The deadline for ballots to be returned is January 22, 2016.. [More..]

AQUATIC AGRICULTURE: Cultivating Floating Crops on Lakes

Water is the most limiting factor to achieving the large increases in food production needed to satisfy the requirements of a growing and more-demanding population. Crop irrigation uses more than 70 percent of available fresh water worldwide (Madramootoo and Fyles 2010), 73 percent in Nicaragua and 77 percent in Costa Rica (CIA 2014). Rainfed crop production is greatly affected by rainfall variability. Moreover, irrigated and rainfed agriculture are both affected by climate change as it increases the frequency and intensity of extreme events, like droughts and floods, and increases water demand from evapotranspiration. [More..]
Special Announcement

Reminder - Annual WAS Business Meeting

Please join us for the annual WAS Business meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Concorde C in the Paris Hotel. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

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WAS President

December 2015 President's Column

During the second trimester of my presidency, WAS committees got down to the difficult business of accomplishing their tasks. Building on the momentum of the Jeju meeting, the Communications Committee and the reinvigoration plan for JWAS have been in full swing. The Awards Committee was given a number of new initiatives, including revising student abstract award procedures, and introducing a new award for a student or young scientist to honor the late M.C. Nandeesha. It remains a challenge to identify worthy candidates for the Honorary Life, Exemplary Service and Fellows awards from a variety of countries where prominent aquaculture professionals work and reside. Recently the composition of the Awards Committee was altered to include all Chapter Presidents and an industry representative in an effort to increase the diversity of nominees. However, I strongly encourage each member to be active in nominating fellow colleagues who you consider worthy of WAS recognition. .


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