World Aquaculture Society News
AQUATIC AGRICULTURE: Cultivating Floating Crops on Lakes
Water is the most limiting factor to achieving the large increases in food production needed to satisfy the requirements of a growing and more-demanding population. Crop irrigation uses more than 70 percent of available fresh water worldwide (Madramootoo and Fyles 2010), 73 percent in Nicaragua and 77 percent in Costa Rica (CIA 2014). Rainfed crop production is greatly affected by rainfall variability. Moreover, irrigated and rainfed agriculture are both affected by climate change as it increases the frequency and intensity of extreme events, like droughts and floods, and increases water demand from evapotranspiration. [More..]
Aquaponics Technology and Design Workshop
We are excited to announce that Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems will again partner with the World Aquaculture Society to deliver an Aquaponics Technology & Design short course at the World Aquaculture show. The Commercial Aquaponics Workshop is designed to introduce participants to the technicalities and engineering requirements of integration and hydroponic plant cropping whilst heavily relying on and integrating with the recirculating aquaculture section to deliver the realities of fish keeping and production using correct and established engineering principals. Reservations are essential and only accepted with payment to World Aquaculture 2015.
Online registration can be found at www.was.org for $30 USD. [More..]
World Aquaculture 2015 Travel Grant for Women
WAS-APC in conjunction with Aquaculture without Frontiers is pleased to announce the opportunity for women engaged in aquaculture to apply for travel grant. The funding is provided by WAS-APC for their members. This is the opportunity to attend World Aquaculture 2015 in Jeju 26-30 May 2015.
There are three (3) grants available x USD1500 which are aimed to cover accommodation and travel and WAS-APC will organize registration at the event. Two (2) of the grants are expressly for female students and the third is for a mature age female who works in aquaculture.
The applicant must be willing to serve and assist at the WAS-APC Booth – rostered as per arrangements and to be prepared to be part of a panel involved in the Women in Aquaculture & Fisheries session at WA2015. This panel will discuss experiences of women in the aquaculture/fisheries area.
Applications close on Friday 3 April (close of business) 2015 and can be made via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/ [More..]
World Aquaculture 2015 AquaForum
The International conference and trade show on
Aquaculture, World Aquaculture 2015, Jeju, Korea, will
enhance industry participation by incorporating the
newly organized WA2015 AquaForum. To encourage
participation, the AquaForum committee offers free of
charge for first 700 registrations.
The WA2015 AquaForum has been created to benefit industry
professionals during the WA15 conference and exhibition.
The organizing committee invites Asian farmers, suppliers,
and other industry professionals to Jeju, Korea to attend
this forum. Activities will include specific topical industry
sessions, facilitated workshops, round table discussions,
simultaneous translations, designated meeting spaces,
farm tours, etc. [More..]
Conference Submission Pages Now Automatically TranslatedWAS is pleased to announce that our abstract submission and conference registration pages can now be translated into languages other than English. The World Aquaculture Society is truly a global organization with members in countries across the globe. The language of our conferences is generally English but we know that many other languages are spoken by our members. In an effort to aid the users of our web site we are deploying, in stages, Microsoft's Bing Translator on our sites. Where it has been deployed, Bing Translator can do an automatic translation of the page content from English to French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese and many others. (Including Klingon for all you Star Trek fans.) Look for the "Translate this page" drop down in the upper right of a page to perform the translation. This feature is currently only on the meeting pages, but will be working its way into more areas soon.
Nos complace anunciar el primer ejemplar del mundo acuícola Magazine en Español
Nuestro capítulo latinoamericano ha asumido la tarea de traducir World acuícola Magazine en español para todos nuestros miembros de hablando españolas. Por favor revise este nuevo beneficio de membresía.
Fellows of the World Aquaculture Society Program
This Fellows of the World Aquaculture Society Award seeks to distinguish itself from other WAS awards by creating a category of recognition to the many aquaculture professionals spread throughout the world who have contributed to developing aquaculture as members of the World Aquaculture Society. A Fellow of the World Aquaculture Society is defined as "a member who has made outstanding achievements in aquaculture science, industry, outreach or extension as recognized by his/her peers.” Examples of outstanding advancement can be in research, education, technology, service to professional societies, administration in academia, industry or government, or on abilities in communicating and interpreting aquaculture science to the public [More..]
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March 2015 President's Column
I write this on my long flight home from another successful WAS conference, Aquaculture America, held in New Orleans (Feb 20-22). This conference was well attended, with nearly 2000 participants, and a strong and diverse program. Particularly encouraging was the strong student representation, evidenced by the exceptionally well-attended student reception. (I counted nearly 200 students at the event.) The US Chapter of WAS (USAS) focuses heavily on student events as it recognizes students as the future of the Society and a driver for future growth. Throughout WAS, we try to invest in engaging students through sponsorship, awards and student-targeted events. I would particularly like to acknowledge the contributions of Chris Green, who works hard as Chair of the WAS Student Activities Committee to facilitate a wide range of creative student awards and events [more..]
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