World Aquaculture Society Press Releases
SMART SHRIMP AQUACULTURE WORKSHOP FOR THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION
[November 19, 2015]
Smart Shrimp Aquaculture workshop with the theme “Living with EMS and EHP, challenging the disease through Smart Shrimp farming” will be happen in Thailand at AIT Bangkok campus during January 20 -22nd , 2016.
The workshop will bring together world’s leading experts who will present many proven
Solutions to stem the EMS tide and set the goal for a more prosperous shrimp farming using the latest technological advancements on the topic. It is hoped that the event will be greatly beneficial for participants to generate a wealth of information from and apply these techniques for improving shrimp production in their aquaculture enterprises.
MIDDLE EAST & CENTRAL ASIA AQUACULTURE 2015
[October 26, 2015]
This First Middle East and Central Asia Aquaculture Conference with the theme: ’Tapping New Markets in Aquaculture’ includes several events. Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2015 is the annual meeting of the Asian Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society. The Middle East Aquaculture forum is the second of its kind in the region and focuses on industry presentations. The International Shrimp Symposium 2015 will be part of this event. Besides, the conference with focus on Marine Fish, Shrimp, Sturgeon, Trout and Offshore mariculture, MECAA15 also includes an International Aquaculture Exhibition. MECAA15 is hosted by the Iranian Fisheries Research Institute. [More..]
The Plenary Speakers at the Asian-Pacific Aquaculture
[October 21, 2015]
APA 2016 will be an exceptional opportunity for academics and aquaculture experts to enhance and share knowledge, engage with peers, widen networks, and expand their vision. It will also be an international platform for industry experts to meet with potential business partners, acquiring new markets while enjoying a memorable visit to Indonesia. For online registration www.was-apc.org
The plenary sessions, the core of APA 2016, will be addressed by leading scientists in the field of aquaculture. [More..]
World Aquaculture Society News
Aquaponics: a Nutrient Dynamic Process and the Relationship to Fish Feeds
Aquaponics is an integrated fish and plant production technology. There are three distinct groups of people adopting this technology: new entrants, existing hydroponic operators and existing recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) operators. The potential for increased income is common to the interests and driving motivations of each group but other motivations, specific to the origin of the discipline involved, are also present. Existing hydroponic operators are primarily interested in accessing an organic nutrient solution for their plants, existing RAS operators are interested in a waste treatment outcome that avoids issues associated with waste releases and new entrants are mainly interested in a localized, niche-scale food production business [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..]
Conference Submission Pages Now Automatically TranslatedWAS is pleased to announce that our abstract submission and conference registration pages can now be translated into languages other than English. The World Aquaculture Society is truly a global organization with members in countries across the globe. The language of our conferences is generally English but we know that many other languages are spoken by our members. In an effort to aid the users of our web site we are deploying, in stages, Microsoft's Bing Translator on our sites. Where it has been deployed, Bing Translator can do an automatic translation of the page content from English to French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese and many others. (Including Klingon for all you Star Trek fans.) Look for the "Translate this page" drop down in the upper right of a page to perform the translation. This feature is currently only on the meeting pages, but will be working its way into more areas soon.
Nos complace anunciar el primer ejemplar del mundo acuícola Magazine en Español
Nuestro capítulo latinoamericano ha asumido la tarea de traducir World acuícola Magazine en español para todos nuestros miembros de hablando españolas. Por favor revise este nuevo beneficio de membresía.
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)
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.
Reminder - Annual WAS Business Meeting
Please join us for the annual WAS Business meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 16:30 p.m. in the Paris Hotel, (Room # to be determined). We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.
September 2015 President's Column
As I take on the first “trimester” of my nine-month presidential term, I feel very optimistic about the future of our Society. For the first time, I joined all WAS Chapters, not only so that I would not miss anything interesting, but also to gain some perspective on the priorities of members in different parts of the world. The successful implementation of Chapter Secretariats for the Asian-Pacific and Latin American and Caribbean Chapters has greatly improved the flow of information among our members and also infused new ideas and energy into the Society. The use of multiple languages among members is an obvious challenge in making WAS truly international. Yet, this obstacle seems less daunting now that both technological and human resources are being engaged to make WAS information more accessible in different languages at our conferences, on our websites and in our publications. This initiative is a critical part of effective communication and broad participation among current and potential members of WAS, as well as with the public. [more..]
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