World Aquaculture Society News
AquaEd 2014 Education and Training Workshop
Proudly sponsored by Agrifood Skills Australia
Dates: 6 – 7 June 2014
Venue: This workshop will take place as part of World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014. The specific venue is still to be announced.
AquaEd is a workshop for people in the educational and training seafood sector, particularly aquaculture, from primary school to postgraduate study. We will workshop the issues surrounding educating and training within the industry.
Fish Farming in Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems
The Aquaculture Innovation Workshop #5 – An International Summit on Fish Farming in Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems was hosted by The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute, Tides Canada (TC), the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) and the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV, 4-6 September 2013. This international summit provided an opportunity for aquaculture producers, scientists, engineers, aquaculture industry suppliers, regulators and investors to communicate progress on the technical, biological and economic feasibility of culturing fish – particularly salmon – to food-size in land-based closed-containment systems. [More..]
2014 WAS Ballot Now Available - Voting Deadline is April 30, 2014
The ballot for election of Officers and Directors for 2014-2015 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 2014 Ballot
to vote online. Members without e-mail addresses will be mailed a paper ballot. The deadline for ballots to be returned is April 30, 2014
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.
Student Logo Competition WinnerThe Steering Committee for World Aquaculture 2015 has announced the winner of the Student Logo Competition. Congratulations to Hyeonho Yun for the winning logo design.
Seeking to fill JWAS Editor-in-Chief
The Journal Editor Search Committee of the World Aquaculture Society is seeking applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. The WAS is seeking an individual with noteworthy experience in technical writing, editing, and associated production of journals.
Interested applicants must submit a copy of his/her vitae, a letter that addresses experience with and knowledge of aquaculture and documents all editorial experience, and any letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted electronically to:
Dr. Jimmy Avery
Chair, WAS Journal Editor Search Committee
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..]
March 2014 President's Column
Within the next few months I will be representing WAS at the upcoming FEEDing Pakistan Aquaculture Conference in Lahore, Pakistan April 2-3 and the American Fisheries Society-Mexico Chapter Western Division Annual Meeting, April 7-11 in Mazatlán, Mexico. At that meeting, the WAS and the LAC Chapter will be co-sponsoring a special session titled "Emerging Opportunities for Culture of Marine Fishes in Mexico." [more..]
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