World Aquaculture Society Calendar of Events

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October 2015
Location: Singapore
Workshop Overview This workshop provides an introduction to the various detection tools that are currently used for rapid screening of infectious diseases in fish and shellfish aquaculture. Participants will acquire an overview of fish health management principles, infectious diseases of fish, disease diagnosis, biosecurity and fish disease treatments. Practical hands-on sessions will include necropsy, collection and processing of samples for diagnosis as well as rapid molecular detection of pathogens using Paper-based Assay, Optical Immuno Assay and Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay. Highlights •Launch of the Veterinary and Aquaculture Center by Guest Of Honor •ASC capability posters and project exhibits •Innovation booth •Farmed Seafood Tasting Session •Culinary demonstration
Location: National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA
We are pleased to invite you to register for the Aquaculture Innovation Workshop (2015 AIW) – featuring discussion on the technical, biological and economic performance of land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) for production of market sized fish. This 7th annual gathering will be held Wednesday, October 14th through Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA. Reaching across the value chain, the program is designed to support the active engagement of researchers, commercial -scale producers, industry suppliers, regulators, the market, environmental organizations and investors interested in the growing opportunity in sustainable aquaculture. For more information about the program, please contact Margarita Carey (
Location: Rotterdan, Netherlands
European aquaculture is an important economic activity in many coastal and continental areas and provides jobs in rural areas. Its full potential has not, however, been developed to date although European and national policy is looking to address this and provide the framework for sustainable growth across this diverse sector. Aquaculture Europe 2015 will focus on the role and contribution of aquaculture to the management of natural resources and its importance in society through the provision of high quality, nutritious and healthy food. These are the main thematic areas that will be addressed during the plenary sessions. European and national research is providing highly innovative and integrated solutions to support development and the outputs of this research will be presented in the AE2015 parallel sessions that cover the full scope of European aquaculture and comprise submitted oral and poster presentations. AE2015 will also feature an international trade exhibition, farmers’ days (focusing on RAS and shellfish culture), student sessions and activities, satellite workshops of EU projects and initiatives and updates on EU research.
Location: Apopka, FL
About This Workshop The Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems Aquaponics Technology and Design Workshop is a 4.5-day workshop that covers every aspect of commercial aquaponics, from system design to plant and fish production to marketing and economics. You'll get hands-on instruction from the Pentair AES team and some of the industry's most renowned experts. About Our Presenters Featured Faculty Dr. James Rakocy Dr. Wilson Lennard Jen Holdsworth – Aquaponics Facility Manager, Green Sky Growers Dr. Jason Danaher – Aquatic System Designer Rick Jones – EIT, Field Service Engineer Bruce Vizueta – Strategic Marketing Manager
Location: Falmouth Massachusetts USA
The 6th International Oyster Symposium (IOS6) of the World Oyster Society is being convened to provide a forum for displaying and discussing the diversity of visions and applications thrust upon the ancient oyster by 21st century human aspirations within Science, Industry, and Culture. Thus, the IOS6 welcomes all with interest in oysters to the discussion of what we may ask of, and expect from, our bivalved partners in the near future. INTENTION OF THE SYMPOSIUM Bring together thought leaders and stakeholders in oyster science, industry and culture anywhere in the world on: • Current and future sustainable culture of oysters • Advancing industry’s use of oysters as human food • Adapting with oysters to exacerbated environmental changes in coastal areas, innovative applications to improve water quality, restoring biodiversity, and sustaining our coastlines and harbors • Improving public knowledge of oysters and empowering communities through art/culture and traditional knowledge about oysters for the benefit of humankind. The IOS6 will be a dynamic, dialogic, forward-looking three-day exchange where local and global representatives from academia, conservation, restoration, government, industry and business, and culture will share applied practices, projects and research relative to oysters and their place in ocean and coastal community preservation, and human affairs. If the oyster stimulates your interest or curiosity, you need to join us at the IOS6 in October of 2015 on Cape Cod MA USA.
Location: Camp Verde, AZ
This is a comprehensive course covering all aspects of aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture. Our Aquaponics Master Class is intended for anyone seriously considering getting into aquaponic food production, or those already doing aquaponics who want to learn more about the technology. We cover the topics most important to being successful in aquaponics including aquaponic methods and applications, crop choices and recommendations, water quality, daily operation and growing techniques, greenhouses and environmental control, fish biology and feeds, plant care and health, system start up and business considerations. Morning sessions are held in a classroom. Presenations are interesting and dynamic. Attendee questions and participation is encouraged. Afternoon sessions are held in Nelson and Pade, Inc.’s demonstration greenhouse. Attendees get to practice hands on, what is taught. Activities include fish feeding, water quality testing, plant seeding and harvesting, and much more!
Location: Four Seasons, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Make your mark on greater aquaculture production and sustainability by joining the 400-plus seafood professionals and thought leaders from around the world who attend the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL (Global Outlook on Aquaculture Leadership) conference. Established in 2001, GOAL is a unique, once-a-year opportunity to connect the supply side to the marketplace. Keynoting the four-day conference are Cermaq CEO Jon Hindar, High Liner Foods Chairman Henry Demone, celebrity chef and author Barton Seaver, and Ned Bell, executive chef of YEW Restaurant + Bar/Four Seasons Vancouver.
Location: Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 36830, USA
This conference is a continuation of previous Flavobacterium meetings held at Shepherdstown, WV, USA (2007), Paris, France (2009), and Turku, Finland (2012). The main focus of this conference will be on fish pathogens but there will be specific sessions dedicated to the biology, diversity, physiology, and genetics of non-pathogenic members of the genus as well as to fish pathogens of related genera such as Tenacibaculum and Chryseobacterium.
Location: Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta INDONESIA
International Conference of Aquaculture Indonesia 2015 is usually called ICAI 2015. This 5th event for ICAI, and this is of forum for the aquaculture community - academics, researchers, students, market and industry analysts, government officials, policy makers and industry representatives organized and hosted by Indonesian Aquaculture Society (MAI). This conference is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas, information and knowledge between scientists and industry personnels on important issues in aquaculture and how finding solutions and supporting to the industry. This conference will be a meeting forum and current information sharing between scientists and business actors in aquaculture coming from all over places in Asian Pacific and other countries. ICAI 2015 held on October 6-8, 2015 at Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel Jakarta INDONESIA.
November 2015
Location: Dreyfus University Center (Alumni Room) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
This four-day course presented by The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute will cover the fundamentals of water recirculating aquaculture systems including circular tank design and management. Other course modules include carrying capacity, biofiltration, solids control, oxygenation, carbon dioxide control, water quality, ozonation & UV, and fish health & biosecurity. The course will be taught at the Dreyfus University Center (Alumni Room) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and includes a site visit to a nearby recirculating aquaculture operation (WI DNR, Wild Rose Hatchery) and an optional post-course tour of a local aquaponics research facility. For more information, contact Margarita Carey:
Location: Jockey Exhibition Center
Expo Pesca & AcuiPeru is the largest Latin America Trade Fair to promote the Sale of Equipment, Services and Boats for Fisheries & Aquaculture organized in Peru every two years since 2003. This event is certified by the Ministry for Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR) and the Peruvian Trade Fair Association (AFEP). The Visitors of Expo Pesca & AcuiPeru are first-level Busimessmen of Fisheries and Aquaculture companies of Peru and Latin America, as well as Importers. The Peruvian market for Equipment and Services for Fisheries and Aquaculture is very big and competitive, with a large number of brands from local and foreign suppliers. Peru is the number one exporter of Fishmeal in the world and has a generally open market. There are no barriers or limitations on imports and foreign currency is freely exchanged. Import of Equipment for Fisheries and Aquaculture is subject to the payment of Import Duties on the CIF value (Cost, Insurance and Freight) of mercandise, plus 18 percent General Sales Tax (IGV). However, the samples for exhibition in this event can be temporarily imported into Peru without paying import duties or without presenting Bank Drafts. A Technical Seminar Program will be held during the frame of Expo Pesca & AcuiPeru and it is addressed to Directors, Managers, Assistant Managers, Supervisors and specialized personnel of the industry of Fisheries and Aquaculture. It is expected around 9,500 visitors.
Location: Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
The XIII International Symposium on Aquaculture Nutrition is a widely recognized event that will be held from November 11 to 13, 2015 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. It welcomes researchers and students from international and Mexican universities, feed producers, government institutions and representatives from the aquaculture industry, leading to the formation of an excellent forum to discuss the most recent advances in the area of aquatic animal nutrition, while also being able to identify the problems and the needs for further research in order to support the development of sustainable aquaculture. Join us in Hermosillo!
Location: Centro de Convenciones La Cascada, Hermosillo Sonora, México.
More information: or contact Dra. Martha Elisa Rivas - E-mail:
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
In 2015, WAS will again team up with Fenecam 2015 for LACQUA 2015, the Annual Meeting of LACC Chapter and WAS Regional Meeting, South American Regional Aquaculture 2015. It will be held in Fortaleza, Brazil and located in the midst of many kinds of aquaculture.
Location: DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport 18740 International Blvd, Seattle WA 98188, USA
Graduate Central : It increases the scholarly publishing models, and increases access to scholarly resources. We can engage graduates in the discussion of academic publishing and emerging issues. Open peer review for graduates: Open peer review consists of assigned reviews that can be posted on the Internet. This transparency aims to resolve some of the drawbacks of anonymous reviewers in the normal peer review process. The reviews are then submitted to the editor .When the paper is published, the signed reviews are published alongside it. Reviewers look for proper use of research methods, significance of the paper’s contribution to the existing literature. Papers published in Graduate Central are expert-approved. The Contributions to the graduate central facility are screened and graduates of the best 5 contributions are allowed to participate in OMICS conferences in their respective continent at no cost. Primary Health Care: Health Services Insights aims to improve healthcare services through analysis of their quality and effectiveness, as well as looking at the wider picture. Primary Health Care Journal with highest impact factor offers Open Access, peer-reviewed process to meet the information on the discoveries and current developments in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in all areas of the health care and perioperative medicine and making them freely available worldwide Since its inception in 2007, OMICS International has been successfully organizing scientific conferences and hosting peer reviewed open access journals in various fields. It organizes around 300+ conferences every year in USA, Europe and Asia with the support of more than 1000 scientific societies. It publishes 500+ open access journals in all areas of Science, Engineering, Management and Technology and has 30, 000 expert scientists from across the world as editorial members. The main motto of the organization is to disseminate scientific knowledge among the scientific community in the form of open access articles and to provide a platform for knowledge transfer in the form of debates, discussions, presentations, symposia etc.
December 2015
Location: Montello, WI
This is a comprehensive course covering all aspects of aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture. Our Aquaponics Master Class is intended for anyone seriously considering getting into aquaponic food production, or those already doing aquaponics who want to learn more about the technology. We cover the topics most important to being successful in aquaponics including aquaponic methods and applications, crop choices and recommendations, water quality, daily operation and growing techniques, greenhouses and environmental control, fish biology and feeds, plant care and health, system start up and business considerations. Morning sessions are held in a classroom. Presenations are interesting and dynamic. Attendee questions and participation is encouraged. Afternoon sessions are held in Nelson and Pade, Inc.’s demonstration greenhouse. Attendees get to practice hands on, what is taught. Activities include fish feeding, water quality testing, plant seeding and harvesting, and much more!
Location: Olympic Hotel, Tehran, Iran
‘Tapping New Markets in Aquaculture’
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
  • 2nd International Larviculture Conference in Iran
January 2016
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Jan.20 -22nd 2016 Smart Shrimp Aquaculture workshop for the Asia Pacific Region Full details is to be announce soon. Further info. Feel free to contact : /
Location: VDNH, Moscow, Russia
The 3rd Conference “Innovations in feeding technologies and commercial fish farming” will take place on 26 January 2016 within the business programme of the International Industrial Trade Fair "MVC: Cereals - Mixed Feed - Veterinary-2016".The venue of the event is one of the best pavilions of Exhibition of national economy achievements(VDNH) in Moscow. Main themes of the Conference: feeds for commercial fish farming, modern technologies and equipment, disease prevention. The Conference will be in the Russian language with simultaneous translation into/from English.
February 2016
Location: Las Vegas NV USA

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 Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society, and the National Aquaculture Association. In addition to the annual meetings of the main sponsors,
April 2016
Location: Surabaya, Indonesia
Profitability, Sustainability and Responsibility for the Future

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! Attendees will be able to see what is happening in Indonesian aquaculture to create this growth as well as aquaculture developments in the rest of Southeast Asia. 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.
May 2016
Location: Aviemore, Scotland, UK
Now in its 10th year, Aquaculture UK is the most important aquaculture exhibition and conference held in the British Isles. Each time it is held it gets bigger and more valuable to the industry. It is firmly established as an important and truly international trade venue for the aquaculture industry. Aquaculture UK in 2016 will have new and better facilities for exhibitors and visitors. Aquaculture UK offers exhibitors a valuable opportunity to launch new products, meet decision makers and promote their products and services. No other event in the British Isles provides aquaculture professionals with such direct access to qualified buyers and suppliers from all over the globe representing all aspects of the aquaculture industry. All the major aquaculture countries are represented by exhibitors and visitors and they both emphasize the excellent atmosphere and open and friendly interaction that they enjoy at Aquaculture UK.
June 2016
Location: Sun Valley Resort, Ketchum, Idaho, USA
The Symposium is an international conference of fish nutritionists from academia, government and industry. The Symposium is held every two years and draws about 500 participants. Over the five-day meeting there will be nine half-day sessions encompassing current important topics in fish nutrition and feeding, with four invited lectures, 90 oral presentations and 250 posters. The Sun Valley Resort provides numerous venues for participant interactions as well as recreational activities for attendees.
February 2017
Location: San Antonio, Texas USA
International Annual Conference & Exposition with U.S. Chapter, WAS, National Aquaculture Association and U.S. Suppliers Association
June 2017
International annual conference and exposition of WAS with many other associations, industry and government sponsors
Special Announcement

Submission Site for the JWAS Scheduled for Upgrade

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the publishing company that partners with the WAS to publish the JWAS, has announced the release of version 4.17 of ScholarOne, the site for submission of manuscripts to JWAS. The launch of the new submission interface for JWAS is scheduled for October 6, 2015. Thus, the site will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour (9 pm US EST) on Oct 6, 2015. This date/time is subject to change, depending on any technical difficulties experienced during during the launch.

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