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World Aquaculture Society Calendar of Events

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2017
February 2017
Location: San Antonio, Texas USA
Aquaculture America 2017 returns to one of the favorite tourist spots in the world for the only major national aquaculture conference and exposition held in the U.S. The U.S. Aquaculture Society (formerly U.S. Chapter of WAS) joins with National Aquaculture Association and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association to produce the annual Aquaculture America meetings. These sponsors are joined by the annual meetings of Aquacultural Engineering Society, American Tilapia Association, Striped Bass Growers Association, US Trout Farmers Association, US Shrimp Farming Association and many more associations to make Aquaculture America 2017 the one meeting in the U.S. that you don’t want to miss!

AQUACULTURE AMERICA 2017 will have the largest aquaculture trade show in the Western Hemisphere and one of the largest anywhere in the world with nearly 200 booths! This is your opportunity to inspect the latest in products and services for the aquaculture industry. It is the place to visit current suppliers and make new contacts. To keep ahead and to keep profits building, you need to keep pace with the technological advancements in the industry - and AQUACULTURE AMERICA 2017 is the place to do it!
March 2017
Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
The "Annual Seminar on Marine Science and Aquaculture" commenced in 2003 in Universiti Malaysia Sabah. It provided a platform to exchange knowledge about the marine ecosystem and development of aquatic food resources through sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. From 2014, this annual event was rebranded and is now known as the “International Conference on Marine Science and Aquaculture (ICOMSA)” The theme for ICOMSA 2017 is "New Frontier in Sustainable Marine Bioresources". This topic is of global relevance and is particularly important for a country such as Malaysia where marine ecosystem services play a significant role in socio-economic development, aquaculture industry is growing at a fast rate and seafood consumption is high. The conference program will be structured to include papers dealing with overcoming the challenges through innovative solutions. Our goal is to demonstrate how science and new ideas can provide the best possible solutions to our ever-changing marine environment, and addressing existing and evolving challenges which are critical for ocean ecosystem balance and sustainability of benefits we derive from ocean-based economies such as fisheries, aquaculture, and ecotourism.
Location: AITCC Hotel, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
GIANT PRAWN 2017 (GP 2017) is poised to be the next big thing to happen in the global farming and conservation of freshwater prawns of the genus Macrobrachium. Although the name could be taken to refer only to the Giant Malaysian prawn M. rosenbergii, in fact the event will encompass all species of Macrobrachium that are currently farmed. This event will be held at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand from 20 - 24 March 2017, and is organized by Salin Krishna at Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management,SERD, AIT and Michael New, past President of WAS and EAS.. With nearly 30 invited international speakers, GIANT PRAWN 2017 presents global who-is-who of the research and industry supporting freshwater prawn. Our speakers include Peter Mather (Australia), Md Ayaz Hasan Chisty (Bangladesh), Patricia Moraes Valenti (Brazil), Wagner Cotroni Valenti (Brazil), Anthony Ostrowski (China), Yang Guoliang (China), Denis Lacroix (France), C. Mohanakumuran Nair (India), Endhay Kusnendar (Indonesia), Amir Sagi (Israel), ?Ilan Karplus (Israel), Mohd Fariduddin Othman (Malaysia), Nyan Taw and Soe Tun (Myanmar), Timothy Pickering (Pacific Islands, tbc), Nikolina Kovatcheva (Russia, tbc), Jose Fernandez Polanco (Spain), Rohana Subasinghe (Sri Lanka), I-Chiu Liao (Taiwan, tbc), Amararatne Yakupitiyage (Thailand), Uthiarat Na-Nakorn (Thailand), William Daniels (USA, tbc), James Tidwell (USA) and Tran Ngoc Hai (Vietnam). Selected papers presented at GIANT PRAWN 2017 will be published in a special edition of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS). The guest editors for this edition will be Salin Krishna and Michael New and the JWAS co-editor will be Lou D'Abramo. JWAS currently has an impact factor of 0.732. There will be farm tours on 24 March 2017 to prawn farms and hatcheries in Thailand, and a Trade Exhibition for aquaculture companies to participate. Leisure tours to different tourist attractions in Thailand will also be part of the Conference. Details from the website: www.giantprawn.org.
May 2017
Location: Osaka, Japan
Conference Series LLC invites all the participants from all over the world to attend ‘6th Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries (CPD Accredited Event) during May 25-27, 2017 at Osaka, Japan which includes prompt keynote, Oral and Poster presentations and Exhibitions. Aquaculture Conference refers to the growth and development of advanced and ancient Aquaculture & Fisheries global wide/continent wide/country wide review and development towards sustainable aquaculture round the world.
June 2017
Location: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
International annual conference and exposition of WAS with many other associations, industry and government sponsors
Special Announcement

SOLICITING NOMINATIONS

We are currently soliciting nominations for The Honorary Life Award, the Exemplary Service Award and the Fellow of the World Aquaculture Society Award. Criteria for the awards are described in the attached Call for Awards Nominations and the standard nomination form for all awards. Completed nominations should be sent to Bill Daniels (daniewh@auburn.edu) Chair, WAS Honors and Awards Committee by December 20, 2016. [More..]

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