World Aquaculture Society News

June 28, 2022

Aquaculture in Canada

To use a quote from the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau in 1971: “We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about — farming replacing hunting.” Well, as it turns out, thi...

June 27, 2022

Inflation: The problems for aquaculture

Inflation has been a popular news topic in 2022, with reports that inflation has reached its highest rates in 30–40 years in some countries (Davies, 2022). Aquaculture farmers in countries with rapidly increasing rates of inflation are rightly concer...

June 27, 2022

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for June 2022

Suspended solids present a challenge in biofloc production system management as they can become excessive and require disposal / removal. Poersch et al added Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, as biological controllers of suspended solids in an in...

June 24, 2022

Editor's Note - Skewed Perspectives on Aquaculture

Perhaps its not surprising that skewed perspectives on aquaculture are the norm. Everyone carries the baggage of their personal experiences and learned knowledge that leads to biases from the truth about anything. People are seldom swayed by rational...

April 27, 2022

Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America Tradeshow Fully Subscribed

The trade show in St. John’s is currently sold out and there is a waiting list. If you haven’t been assigned a booth number yet by Joanne Burry, please do not fill out a contract or make apayment until you contact her at

April 15, 2022

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for April 2022

The US catfish industry has undergone significant technological advancements in an attempt to achieve cost efficiencies. This study monitored the progress of the adoption of alternative and complementary technologies in the US catfish industry. A 201...

February 15, 2022

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for February 2022

Globally, shrimp farms occupied an estimated 3.490 million hectares (Mha) of land and operated 2.426 Mha of production ponds in 2018. Extensive shrimp farms used 1.804 Mha of farm area (1.377 Mha of production ponds), but produced 11.4% of global shr...

February 01, 2022

Conservation of genetic resources for sustainable aquaculture

The importance of conservation of aquatic biodiversity on sustainable fisheries is gradually being recognized by more and more people. Positive results have been reported from establishing marine protected areas (MPAs) as well as freshwater reserves ...

January 11, 2022

Statistics in Aquaculture Workshop: Common Problems in the Analysis of Aquaculture Data

An introductory course in experimental statistics that covers ANOVA is a common requirement for educational training in aquaculture. However, while the standard ANOVA is a widely-used and robust statistical procedure, it is not appropriate in all sit...

January 11, 2022

‘Aquaculture could feed the world,’ concludes International Labour Organization

In December 2021, an International Labour Organization (ILO) technical meeting affirmed that aquaculture has enormous potential to feed the world’s growing population in upcoming years. But harnessing the sector’s full power will require “concerted e...

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President's Column

What a pleasure and honor to be writing my first WAS President column. After the election in early 2020 and being advised of the election result on 10 March 2020, it was an extended journey to officially becoming President-Elect in Feb 2021 and now President in May 2022. We have all been on an unusual journey over the last 2.5 years, where our perspectives on “normal” and forward planning have been challenged. My thoughts are with all people engaged with the aquaculture sector globally, through upheaval and stability, grief and joy.   [more..]