World Aquaculture Society News

May 18, 2023

Journal of the World Aquaculutre Society Publishes Special FAO Technical Reviews Issue

The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society is excited to highlight a series of thematic technical reviews that were developed with the leading author in each field following the Global Conference on Aquaculture Millennium +20 (GCA +20), which was h...

May 18, 2023

World Aquaculture 2023 Abstracts Now Published

The abstracts of papers that will be presented at the Darwin meeting May 30 - June 1, 2023 have now been published on the meeting program page.

May 18, 2023

A decadal outlook for global aquaculture

Feeding an expected global population of 9 billion by 2050 is a daunting challenge that is engaging millions of farmers, food processors, traders, researchers, technical experts, and leaders the world over. Fish and other aquatic products from aquacu...

April 25, 2023

How spotted wolffish could be the ‘whitefish of the future’

Atlantic salmon production dominates marine aquaculture in Norway – in 2020, the country produced nearly 1.4 million metric tons (MT). Trout, shellfish and seaweed are also produced commercially, but there is a growing focus on farming other marine s...

April 10, 2023

In Memoriam - Kenneth B. Davis, 1940 - 2022

We pay tribute a great scientist, mentor and friend. Dr. Ken Davis was born in Texarkana, AR and passed away at his home in Cleveland, MS. Ken attended the University of Arkansas and received a B.A. in Natural Science in 1963 and a M.S. in Zoology in...

April 10, 2023

In Memoriam - Bille Hougart, 1942 - 2022

Bille Hougart, former Aquaculture Coordinator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and principal architect of the National Aquaculture Act of 1980, has passed away. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and came to the U.S. with his family when ...

March 20, 2023

AI Chatbots and Aquaculture Professionalism

Since the middle of the 20th century, we have been living in the Information Age. Around that time, the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) arose, Turing’s idea that machines can “think” like humans or use information and reason to make decisions...

February 16, 2023

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

Many challenges come with land-based finfish aquaculture. This study looks at water quality changes during remediation of off-flavor that can accumulate in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, reared in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). To eliminate ...

February 09, 2023

Abstracts for Aquaculture America 2023 now Published

The abstracts of papers that will be presented at the New Orleans meeting February 23 - 26, 2023 have now been published on the meeting program page.

February 09, 2023

The many challenges of disease management in aquaculture

Regardless of the aquatic species an aquaculture venture produces, there are significant risks to success due to the ever-present threat of a disease outbreak. As reported by the World Bank (2014), disease results in an estimated economic impact of $...

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The first three months of 2023 have once again been a busy time for the World Aquaculture Society. WAS Committees have been active in recruitment of a new Editor-in-Chief for World Aquaculture magazine, transition of the magazine to online only (electronic), preparing the slate of candidates for the election of new board members, calling for nominations for WAS Awards, working on budgets that reduce expenditures and increase revenues following a period of disruptions to conferences that is now behind us, and updating policies to support student members