World Aquaculture Society News

December 07, 2023

Editor's Note - What Works

As I’ve been reading industry news over the past several months I’m becoming increasingly convinced of the need for all of us to put more focus on “what works.” For more than a century in the U.S. and many other countries, agricultural demonstrati...

November 21, 2023

JWAS Editor's Choice Awards for October 2023

This study provides an important assessment of unionized ammonia (NH3-N) and total ammonia nitrogen (TAN) toxicity for juvenile longfin yellowtail, Seriola rivoliana. The authors assessed the median lethal concentration (LC50) after a 96 h exposure o...

October 23, 2023

Spotlight on the Aquaculture Africa 2023 (Zambia) as Conference Program is Announced

It is less than a month until Zambia meets the world for the 2nd Aquaculture Africa Conference scheduled for 13-16 November 2023 in Lusaka. Themed “Resilient value chains in the blue economy” AFRAQ23 is expected to bring together over 700 industry, a...

October 20, 2023

Shrimp farming advances, challenges, and opportunities

We have seen a significant growth of the shrimp industry over the last decade. Total imports in 2022 were 3,248,338 ton (Van der Pijl, 2023), with additional production in China estimated at 1,487,501 ton (Fu-Chi, 2023). China and Vietnam in Asia (94...

September 28, 2023

Evolution of Aquaculture Value Chain Development in Zambia - A Century of Resilience

Located in the central part of Southern Africa, Zambia is landlocked and surrounded by eight countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Zambia will be hosting the second Aquacu...

September 28, 2023

Journal of the World Aquaculutre Society Editor's Choice Awards for August 2023

This study assessed the suitability of partial or full (100%) replacement of fish oil (FO) with microalgal oil (AO) in Atlantic salmon diets. This represents a novel approach as it is one of the first studies to follow fish through the entire product...

September 28, 2023

The economics of recirculating aquaculture systems

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) have become part of the global aquaculture landscape. Announcements of new, planned investments in large-scale RAS in countries around the world appear frequently in the aquaculture news media. Yet RAS, as a vi...

September 14, 2023

Land-based shrimp farming model is powered by low-grade waste heat and produces a supplemental feed

Land-based aquaculture has lengthy lists of both pros and cons. Farming seafood on land can greatly reduce potential harm caused to fragile ocean and freshwater ecosystems; it can also be costly to build and power a facility. It offers next-level con...

September 11, 2023

Editor's Note - The Path Before Us

We’ve all heard the projections of how important the role of aquaculture will be to meet the needs of a growing population over the next several decades. But what kind of environmental conditions will future aquaculture producers have to operate unde...

June 19, 2023

World Aquaculture Magazine Now Open to All

Starting with the June 2023 issue of World Aquaculture Magazine, the Board of Directors of The Worls Aquaculture Society has determined to make the magazine available to any website visitors. There is no longer a print version of the magazine, it is...

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President's Column

What’s next for Aquaculture? Diversification. FAO’s Biannual Food Outlook shows that aquaculture production has increased from 87.5 million tons in 2020 to 92 million tons in 2022. This represents an increase of around 5%, despite pressures associated with climate change, inflation, and a decline in demand. Average yearly seafood consumption has increased to over 20 Kg worldwide. While these numbers are good, production is not increasing at the desired rate to meet demand for additional aquaculture protein, which has been estimated at 40 million more tons by 2050.