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World Aquaculture Society Calendar of Events

Listing any event on the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) website is only a courtesy to the industry and does not imply a sponsorship by WAS nor does it give any permission specific or implied to use the WAS name, logo or the names/logos of our Chapters. Permission to use the WAS names and logos including Chapters can only be given by written approval from the WAS President or Executive Director.

October 2016
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Produced by the Algae Biomass Organization, this dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including those involved in financing, algal ecology, genetic systems, carbon partitioning, engineering & analysis, aquaculture, biofuels, animal feeds, fertilizers, bioplastics, supplements and foods. Early bird registration available until August 1st!
Location: Vigo (Spain)
The AMMR 2016 symposium, which will be held at the University of Vigo – Faculty of Biology, Vigo (Spain), aims to highlight the latest research on marine mussels (Mytilus spp.) from a multidisciplinary perspective, including studies from the fields of genomics, proteomics, immunology, physiology, ecology and aquaculture among others. Marine mussels represent an excellent study system in evolutionary biology, ecology, ecotoxicology, climate change and more importantly, they are a key species in aquaculture, being commercialised worldwide. The symposium will include 7 talks from the invited speakers, 5 short talks from participants and a poster session on Wednesday 26. On Thursday 27 we will have a boat trip to Cies Islands. Invited Speakers: Nicolas BIERNE, University of Montpellier (France) Carlos CANCHAYA, University of Vigo (Spain) Ibon CANCIO, University of the Basque Country (Spain) Antonio FIGUERAS, IIM CSIC (Spain) Beatriz NOVOA, IIM CSIC (Spain) David SKIBINSKI, Swansea University (UK) Antonio VILLALBA, CIMA – Xunta de Galicia (Spain) Organizers: Angel Pérez Diz, University of Vigo Juan Galindo, University of Vigo Armando Caballero, University of Vigo Antonio Villanueva, ECIMAT – University of Vigo For more information about the symposium: contact: APPLICATION DEADLINE 20 October 2016
Location: Kuta-Bali, Indonesia
We are happy to invite you again to join in The 6th International Conference of Aquaculture Indonesia 2016 (ICAI 2016), which will be one of the most significant regional or global aquaculture events yet staged in Indonesia. This brochure is intended to encourage you to submit scientific papers during the conference or simply to be a participating member of the audience in the multiple sessions of the conference to gain the latest information about aquaculture developments of Indonesia especially and around the world in general. ICAI 2016 returns to be one of the favorite aquaculture meetings in Indonesia. This is the 6th event of ICAI which starting this year becomes the annual international 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. The theme for ICAI 2016 is “Innovations In Aquaculture Technology For Suistainable Aquaculture In The Future”. Global food demand increases 70% up to 2050 due to an increasing of the population. Economic crisis causing high unemployed people and high food demand has positioned aquaculture becoming an important industry sector as food supply and economic mover. Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food production sector by about 11 percent annually. Aquaculture in Indonesia is one of the most feasible means answering the expanding demand for fish, looking at the leveling off in the capture fisheries production and increasing demand for seafoods. Indonesia has a potential to be the greatest aquaculture producer in the world (67.7 millions MT per year) consisting of marine aquaculture sector (47 millions MT), brackishwater aquaculture sector (15 millions MT), and freshwater aquaculture sector (5.7 millions MT). However, this high potency is just utilized up to 11% and this will be a challenge to trigger for the Indonesia aquaculture stakeholders to be the greatest in the future. This high potency (population and fisheries resources) will result in attracting overseas aquaculture stakeholders to invest and to be the players in Indonesia A sustainable aquaculture management is needed in Indonesia, including the development of infrastructure, investment, friendly environment, production and human resources. Future global aquaculture industry growth especially in Indonesia will be severely restricted if the aquaculture industry remains reliant on fishmeal and fish oil. So that in the future, aquaculture industry must reduce reliance on fishmeal and fish oil as a key ingredient in aquafeeds. A focus on looking for new sources omega-3 will be very important in developing sustainable aquafeeds. The next 10 years, Indonesia will face some great challenges for the sustainable development of aquaculture industry. This conference would allow us to look at many threats and opportunities and consider how to best manage the sustainable development of the global aquaculture industry especially toward sustainable future aquaculture industry in Indonesia. There will be plenary sessions and topics-based parallel class sessions for a two-days of the conference. The class sessions consist of (1) Diseases & Aquaculture Sustainability; (2) Aquaculture Management & Technology; (3) Feed Management & Nutrition; (4) Genetics & Breeding; (5) Aquaculture Business & Marketing (shrimp, finfish, seaweed, eel), and (6) Farmers Day & Applied Technology Forum. Due to limited presentation time slots, so only the selected papers will be orally presented, however other accepted papers will be presented in a poster exhibition. Indonesian aquaculture associations will actively involve in Aquaculture Business Class Sessions. International and regional experts in aquaculture will be invited to deliver keynote addresses during the conference. The names of the invited speakers will be finalized soon and will be posted in the website ( We extend an invitation to present your research results at the poster exhibition or parallel class discussion sessions. We hope that you will find out an interesting conference program and a fascinating exposition. Finally, we encourage you that you don’t want to miss The 6th ICAI 2016 ! We look forward to seeing you on October 27th-29th, 2016 in Bali–Indonesia.
Location: Kokomo, Indiana
Join us for our two-day 2016 Aquaponics Conference in Kokomo, Indiana. Hosted by the Indiana Aquaculture Association, we will have many speakers and professors on our agenda. Pre-Registration has been extended until October 8th. This price includes drink, food, and pass to the 2-day event. A tour of the Green River Greenhouse is also an option for an add-on! Lectures will cover a wide range of topics, which will cover facilities and equipment, fish nutrition, pest control, current aquaculture research, species selection, food safety and much more.
November 2016
Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México
In an effort to improve the knowledge of the biology and taxonomy, ecological aspects, genetics, aquaculture and fisheries of the freshwater prawns of genus Macrobrachium, the International Congress of Macrobrachium is organized for a second time by several educational and research institutions of Mexico (CIC-UdeG, CIIDIR-IPN, CIBNOR, UJAT and UNAM-FESI) to gather researchers, students and producers who are working with this group of organisms. The meeting covers several aspects of the Macrobrachium and oral, poster presentation are available. Abstract submission is available by e-mail:
Location: Messolonghi, Greece, EU (38.3731944, 21.4329722)
Scope of our International Congress is the presentation of latest developments, new methods and technologies, trends and research activities in Greece and abroad and the exchange of opinions and knowledge. HydroMediT 2016 will focus on research and innovation technology applied mainly in the Mediterranean and its adjacent waters, but interesting solutions from other parts of the world will also be accepted. The main theme of the Congress will be: "Global trends and innovations for the sustainable development of aquaculture & fisheries in our region". General fields of interest will be the following: 1. Aquaculture, 2. Fisheries, 3. Processing of Aquatic Products, 4. Economics and Marketing of Fisheries Products, 5. Environmental Management, 6. Inland Aquatic Resources.
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
The 2016 Aquaponics Association Conference theme is “Going Mainstream,” focusing on how Aquaponics can evolve to become a more well-accepted form of growing food. The 2016 conference will be held in Austin, Texas, a location well-known for innovation and adopting new ideas. The Texas climate is arid and relatively warm year round, making it an ideal location for considering aquaponics for food production, as seen by the successful aquaponic farms located in the region. You are invited to participate. Topics will include marketing the ecological benefits of aquaponics, putting together a solid business case for aquaponics' unique blend of aquaculture and soil-less farming, aquaponics education, aquaponic-focused audits and HACCP plans, and the case for keep aquaponics eligible for organic certification.
Location: Ceará Convention Center - in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará State - Brazil
XIII International Shrimp Farming Symposium X International Aquaculture Symposium XIII International Aquaculture Products and Services Trade Show XIII Seafood Festival Will take place on November 21-24, 2016 In the Ceará Convention Center - in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará State - Brazil
Location: San Antonio, USA
Fisheries 2016 will lay a platform for the interaction between experts around the world and aims to signify scientific discoveries, ideas and major milestones in the field of Aquaculture technology and Fisheries science. This conference is focusing on the theme “Blue Revolution”.
Location: San Antonio, USA
We are going to organize the “4th International conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture (Fisheries 2016)” to be held from November 28-30, 2016 San Antonio ,USA. Fisheries 2016 will lay a platform for the interaction between experts around the world and aims to signify scientific discoveries, ideas and major milestones in the field of Aquaculture technology and Fisheries science. This conference is focusing on the theme “Blue Revolution”. Which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, workshop, symposium, Poster presentations and Exhibitions.
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:
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
International annual conference and exposition of WAS with many other associations, industry and government sponsors
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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 ( Chair, WAS Honors and Awards Committee by December 20, 2016. [More..]

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