World Aquaculture Society News

June 21, 2024

Mobile App For Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2024 Ready For Use

The mobile app for WAS meetings continues to evolve. For APA2024 held in Surabaya on July 2 to July 5, the updates include the ability to view ePosters on your mobile device.

June 21, 2024

Editor's Note - There Are Always Trade-Offs...

In many analyses of what the future holds for humanity, a certain question arises at some point in the discussion: Where will the additional food, especially the animal protein, come from? And how will we avoid widespread famine and suffering? In the...

June 11, 2024

JWAS Editor's Choice Awards for June 2024

Successful aquaculture expansion into open ocean environments will require structures that can withstand extreme conditions found off the coast of Chile and many other countries. This study utilized a dynamic simulation model to assess the structural...

May 13, 2024

Indonesia: Emerging as a Leader in Aquaculture

On February 5, at the Indonesia Marine and Fisheries Business Forum 2024 seminar, the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, was asked about fisheries investment opportunities in Indonesia. The question outlined is short, ...

May 10, 2024

JWAS Editor's Choice Awards for April 2024

Disease occurrence can severely impact aquaculture production and ultimately affect the growth of the industry. One primary challenge is the ability to predict a disease outbreak before it causes significant loss. This review assesses the potential ...

March 22, 2024

Editor's Note - Surfing the Channels

I’ve realized over the years that it is increasingly difficult to keep up with advances in the field of aquaculture. But from time to time I am faced with the fact that technical advances are also taking place in disciplines that, at first glance,...

February 15, 2024

JWAS Editor's Choice Awards for February 2024

The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) has a high market value for human consumption and this amphibian species is now commercially cultured in many parts of the world. In China, amphibian aquaculture of the American bullfrog reached 500,000...

February 09, 2024

Aquaculture America 2024 Attendee Mobile App Updated

The attendee mobile app for Aquaculture America 2024 has been published on the Apple and Google app stores. Download the app to your phone so you can have the data for the entire meeting in your hands.

January 23, 2024

Ocean medicine: How seaweed can be harnessed for drug development

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Coimbra and the University of Aveiro in Portugal and just published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences discusses in detail the promising role of seaweed-derived nutrients as ...

January 23, 2024

Cold Harvest 2024

The conference will feature hundreds of world-class speakers and delegates from around the globe on the science, technology, business, and social aspects of aquaculture. St. John’s is located on the most eastern edge of North America, is Canada’s old...

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President's Column

We hear frequently that Aquaculture will play a large role in alleviating food security problems worldwide. Today, 94% of children still don´t eat enough seafood. A demand of at least 40 million tons per year of additional production is expected by 2050. We also read that agribusiness output is insufficient and that scaling-up land-based food production is challenged by climate change, space, water availability and sustainability concerns. On the other hand, the fishing sector has not grown in the last 40 years. Many fisheries have reached maximum sustainable yield or are overfished.