World Aquaculture Society News

August 12, 2022

Presentations by young Chinese aquaculture scientists: From the 2021 China Society of Fisheries

Young scientists are the most active force driving scientific advancement and technological innovation. Nonetheless, young scholars also face challenges such as heavy workloads, shortage of research-focused hours, high competition in grant applicatio...

August 08, 2022

Get the Meeting Mobile App for Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2022

We have updated our mobile app for the upcoming meeting in St Johns. Use this as a handy tool with all meeting abstracts, sessions, presenters and exhibitors in your hand. As the program changes keep refreshing the data so you are always up to date...

August 07, 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...

July 26, 2022

Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America Abstracts Published

The abstracts of papers that will be presented at the St John's meeting are now available for viewing online.

July 26, 2022

A fresh focus on sea cucumbers – nature’s recyclers

“Nature’s recyclers” is an apt moniker for sea cucumbers, exotic marine creatures comprising a digestive tract – simply a hole at either end – housed in a fat squishy body with leathery skin. They are colorful creatures that breathe through their but...

July 19, 2022

Styrofoam is a ‘waste nightmare’ but could non-EPS seafood packaging reduce ocean pollution?

When it comes to ocean health, marine pollution is a hot topic. Concern is growing among scientists and citizens alike about the pervasiveness of microplastics (small pieces of plastic less than 5 millimeters in size) as well as the harmful impact of...

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

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President's Column

Dear aquaculture professionals around the world, many people have contacted me in the last couple of months asking about the format of our upcoming conferences. It is with great pleasure that I announce that, starting with Aquaculture America in San Antonio from 11-14 August, all our meetings will be in-person events. Although vaccination rates vary from country to country, the COVID-19 situation worldwide has improved considerably. Stay confident that all the required precautions will be taken in our meetings to ensure the safety of all participants by following all the indications and requirements of national and local health authorities. Please start making your travel plans. On behalf of the World Aquaculture Society Board of Directors and staff, I am looking forward to greeting you in person and meeting once again with longtime friends and colleagues.   [more..]