• World Aquaculture 2015 will be held in Jeju Island – one of the leading flatfish production centers in the world. The rest of the growing aquaculture industry in Korea and the Asian Pacific region will also be represented.

    A major international trade show at WORLD AQUACULTURE 2015 is the place to learn about the latest in aquaculture, see the newest technology presented by exhibitors from around the world.

    Jeju Island is designated as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site and the 8th most popular convention city in Asia. Explore some of the most beautiful scenery in the world in the various locations around Jeju Island.

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    Abstract submission deadline has been extended to February 15, 2015.  Submit an abstract or register online here

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  • 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 is offering admittance to the trade show free of charge for first 700 registrations.

    The WA2015 AquaForum has been created to benefit industry professionals during the WA2015 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. The focus of the WA2015 AquaForum is targeted towards the most important industry issues affecting key Asia Pacific aquaculture producing countries. It is a true industry forum whereby timely topical and regionally relevant sessions are tailored to enhance industrial representation and participation. Session topics will include health, nutrition, and production systems of fish and shrimp in freshwater and marine environment. The session will have flexibility for specific subtopics that are interested to the attendees.

    Combine the AquaForum with your World Aquaculture 2015 registration here

    See who is attending AquaForum and learn more about the program here

  • World Aquaculture 2011 was one of the most highly attended WAS meetings ever. In 2015, WAS will again team up with FENECAM 2015 for LACQUA 2015, the Annual Meeting of the LACC Chapter and WAS Regional Meeting, SOUTH AMERICAN REGIONAL AQUACULTURE 2015. This time, it will be held in Fortaleza, Brazil and located in the midst of many kinds of aquaculture. In 2011, aquaculture in Brazil was doing well, but now the aquaculture industry is doing even better. There is a lot of government support for expansion of aquaculture in Brazil.

    Fortaleza will be the perfect place for the world aquaculture community to assemble to consider “Science & Industry Joining Forces to Meet Seafood Demands ". The program will explore the many aspects of this topic as well as addressing technical and practical changes in aquaculture. [more..}

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2015 WAS Ballot Now Available - Voting Deadline is March 20, 2015

The ballot for election of Officers and Directors for 2015-2016 positions in the World Aquaculture Society is now open. The Board has approved fully electronic voting for all members with working e-mail addresses. The ballot includes biographical sketches and photographs of candidates nominated by the Board of Directors along with the instructions for voting. A PDF version of the ballot is available here and can be downloaded, filled out (your member ID MUST be included at the top in the space provided) and mailed. We prefer that you use this link WAS 2015 Ballot to vote online. Members without e-mail addresses will be mailed a paper ballot. The deadline for ballots to be returned is March 20, 2015.

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..]

A Fish Farmer’s Role in Sustainable Aquaculture: An Overview of Philippine Aquaculture

The expansion of Philippine aquaculture is essential to addressing poverty and food insecurity in the midst of a seemingly irreversible decline in national capture fisheries. Concomitant with its rise, however, are compounding environmental problems caused by climate change, lackluster governance and irresponsible farming practices. It is equally important to ensure aquaculture sustainability so that fish demand from a rapidly growing population is continually met and that fish farmers’ socioeconomic well-being is secured. As such, programs have been developed that aim to enjoin the government and private sectors with fishing communities to realize this goal. [More..]

Conference Submission Pages Now Automatically Translated

WAS 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. [More..]

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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December 2014 President's Column

We have made better progress on the development of chapter home offices, with appointments made for both executive officers, who will take up their positions this December. Further details will be provided by the chapters but I would like to welcome Pornnatcha Klinsorn (Genie) and Nashieli Rodriguez (Nash) to the WAS executive team representing the APC and LACC respectively. Genie will be based in Bangkok and will be working full time with the APC while Nash will be based in La Paz, Mexico and will initially be working on a part-time basis. These appointments will enable those chapters to be more proactive and to engage more effectively with their members. Hopefully these executive officers will gain a better understanding of the most effective value proposition of WAS membership in their respective regions, enabling us to better tailor and adapt membership features and services to deliver better value from membership.

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