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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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    Abstract submission is still open but please submit soon.  Submit an abstract or register online here

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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.

    Become an exhibitor! Fill out an agreement here
    Abstract submission deadline is December 31, 2015.  Submit an abstract or register online here

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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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    Middle East and Central Asia Aquaculture 2015

    The 2nd Middle East Aquaculture event (MEA16) has been created to benefit industry professionals working in the Middle East, to gather aquaculture experts from the Middle East and to show the latest innovative products at the exhibition.

    The organizing committee invites the academic Aquaculture experts, ME producers/farmers, suppliers, and other industry professionals to the DWTC, Dubai, UAE to attend this event.

    Activities will include specific topical industry sessions and technical sessions (conference). The focus of the MEA16 is targeted towards the most important industry issues affecting key Middle East aquaculture producing countries. It is a true aquaculture conference whereby timely topical and regionally relevant sessions are tailored to enhance scientific & industrial representation and participation. ... [more..]

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    Middle East Aquaculture 2016
  • Latin American & Chapter Sponsoring Global Catfish Conference

    The World Aquaculture Society (WAS) through the Latin American and Caribbean Chapter (LACC), and the National Council of the Catfish in Mexico, are pleased to invite you to the “Global Catfish Conference”, which will be held in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico from 1-2 of March 2016. It will be carried out with the support from the National Fisheries Institute in Mexico (INAPESCA).

    We will bring together science and industry to discuss new trends and improvements that can be implemented to the production of the catfish.

    The Congress will take place in the Club Maeva Miramar Hotel which is just in front of the beautiful Miramar beach, it has access from the Coast Boule-vard of Madero City, Tamaulipas, only 7 km from the General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport.

    Registration form can be found here

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World Aquaculture Society Press Releases


[November 19, 2015]
Smart Shrimp Aquaculture workshop with the theme “Living with EMS and EHP, challenging the disease through Smart Shrimp farming” will be happen in Thailand at AIT Bangkok campus during January 20 -22nd , 2016.

The workshop will bring together world’s leading experts who will present many proven Solutions to stem the EMS tide and set the goal for a more prosperous shrimp farming using the latest technological advancements on the topic. It is hoped that the event will be greatly beneficial for participants to generate a wealth of information from and apply these techniques for improving shrimp production in their aquaculture enterprises. [More..]
World Aquaculture Society News

2015 USAS Election Ballot - Voting Deadline is January 22, 2016

The USAS Elections Committee, with approval by the USAS Executive Board, has finalized the ballot for the election of the officers and directors of our organization along with Bylaw changes/additions for the upcoming year. 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 USAS 2015 Ballot to vote online. Members without e-mail addresses will be mailed a paper ballot. The deadline for ballots to be returned is January 22, 2016.. [More..]

Aquaponics: a Nutrient Dynamic Process and the Relationship to Fish Feeds

Aquaponics is an integrated fish and plant production technology. There are three distinct groups of people adopting this technology: new entrants, existing hydroponic operators and existing recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) operators. The potential for increased income is common to the interests and driving motivations of each group but other motivations, specific to the origin of the discipline involved, are also present. Existing hydroponic operators are primarily interested in accessing an organic nutrient solution for their plants, existing RAS operators are interested in a waste treatment outcome that avoids issues associated with waste releases and new entrants are mainly interested in a localized, niche-scale food production business [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..]
Special Announcement

Reminder - Annual WAS Business Meeting

Please join us for the annual WAS Business meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 16:30 p.m. in the Paris Hotel, (Room # to be determined). We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

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WAS President

September 2015 President's Column

As I take on the first “trimester” of my nine-month presidential term, I feel very optimistic about the future of our Society. For the first time, I joined all WAS Chapters, not only so that I would not miss anything interesting, but also to gain some perspective on the priorities of members in different parts of the world. The successful implementation of Chapter Secretariats for the Asian-Pacific and Latin American and Caribbean Chapters has greatly improved the flow of information among our members and also infused new ideas and energy into the Society. The use of multiple languages among members is an obvious challenge in making WAS truly international. Yet, this obstacle seems less daunting now that both technological and human resources are being engaged to make WAS information more accessible in different languages at our conferences, on our websites and in our publications. This initiative is a critical part of effective communication and broad participation among current and potential members of WAS, as well as with the public.


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