• 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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    Abstract submission deadline is June 15, 2015.  Submit an abstract or register online here

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  • Aquaculture 2016
    Every three years, the Triennial is held somewhere in the United States. In 2016, the Triennial returns to the exciting city of Las Vegas, Nevada!

    The Triennial is the largest aquaculture conference and tradeshow held in the world with nearly 4000 attendees from over 90 countries and even more countries are expected to have attendees at AQUACULTURE 2016. The Triennial combines the annual meetings of the World Aquaculture Society, National Shellfisheries Association, Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society, and the National Aquaculture Association.

    The last Triennial was held in 2013 in Nashville where it was pronounced a huge success by the nearly 3000 people who attended. Don’t miss this Triennial!

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  • Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2016
    The second major international aquaculture conference in Indonesia

    After the first successful meeting in 2005 in Bali, Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2016 will be the next chance for the international aquaculture community to visit Indonesia and see the rapidly expanding aquaculture industry in Indonesia – nearly 20% increase in the last 5 years in hectares in aquaculture production and over 50% per year increase in tons produced every year for the last 10 years!

    Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2016 is the place to learn about the latest in aquaculture, see the newest technology in the trade show with exhibits from around the world and enjoy the many tourist sights in Indonesia. The International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture (ISTA) will be part of the program.

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  • Middle East and Central Asia Aquaculture 2015

    The First Middle East and Central Asia Aquaculture Conference will include several renowned aquaculture meetings and provide a truly international platform for academics, aquaculture experts and industry alike, to share knowledge, have peer engagements, meet with potential business partners and tap new markets in aquaculture.

    Hosted by Iran Fisheries Science Research Institute (IFSRI) the meeting will incorporate the following events: Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2015, Middle East Aquaculture Forum 2015 Tehran, International Shrimp Symposium and 2nd International Larviculture Conference in Iran ... [more..]

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World Aquaculture Society News

Overview and Latest Developments in Shrimp and Tilapia Aquaculture in Northeast Brazil

Shrimp and tilapia production has accelerated in northeast Brazil in recent years, driven by increasing domestic demand and improvements in farming technology. Although early developments in aquaculture in the country date to the 1930s, with success of induced spawning of native freshwater fish, commercial aquaculture only started to expand in the 1990s with the introduction of Pacific whiteleg shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei and the Chitralada strain of Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus. In this period, aquaculture began to achieve industrial scale, with national production increasing from 87,674 t in 1997 to 278,129 t in 2003 (IBAMA 2008). In the succeeding ten years, production grew at an average annual rate of 6.5 percent, reaching 476,521 t in 2013 (IBGE 2014). [More..]

WA 2015 Travel Grant Selection Finalized

Three well deserving female candidates are now planning their trip to Jeju as a result of this excellent competition but regrettably many other excellent applicants missed out. [More..]

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..]

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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June 2015 President's Column

Here I am already drafting my final column as President of the Society and handing over responsibilities to my successor after 11½ months in the job. I’m sure many Past Presidents will share my perception that time just flies by and there is simply not enough time to have a significant impact across the spectrum of Society activities. The World Aquaculture Society is a well-established organization and there is a vast reservoir of experience and institutional memory in its staff, on the Board, among the Past Presidents and Fellows and within the membership at large. This certainly gives the Society a secure and stable basis from which to plan activities years into the future. Important to this is the responsible fiscal management that has secured a very sound financial footing for the Society. At this juncture I express my gratitude to our outgoing treasurer, Bill Daniels, for his six years of service in this role and he certainly hands over the books to our new treasurer, Wendy Sealey, with the Society in healthy financial standing.

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