World Aquaculture Society Calendar of Events


2021

October 2021

Location: Funchal, Madeira Protugal
Europe faces important societal challenges arising from global environmental and social-economical threats. These include climate change, depletion of natural resources including water and energy, pollution, food security and safety and human migrations. In many ways, these challenges are more obvious in Southern Europe, at the frontier between two asymmetric continents, regarding population growth, education, land and water availability/uses, food production and economics. But Europe, and particularly the European Union, is also in the forefront in facing these challenges with innovative policies regarding environmental protection, sustainable use of living resources, marine and coastal planning and leading technologi-cal developments and innovation. Aquaculture has a clear place in securing food production in Europe and presents “Oceans of Opportunities” for development and investment if given the political and social licence to expand and develop, with public awareness/acceptance of its role. Aquaculture Europe 2021 will explore those oceans from the unique island that is Madeira. The AE2021 parallel sessions will cover the full scope of European aquaculture and will comprise submitted oral and Eposter presentations. AE2021 will also feature an international trade exhibition, industry forum, student sessions and activities, satellite workshops and updates on EU research.

December 2021

Location: Alexandria Egypt
The venue will be the famous Bibliotheca Alexandrina, one of the most fascinating touristic and cultural attractions in the world. The conference offers a great opportunity for aquaculture researchers, practitioners, decision makers and other stake holders to meet, network and discuss all aspects of aquaculture in Africa. Exhibitors from all over the globe are expected to exhibit their products in the amazing exhibition Center. Visits to the most famous touristic attractions in Egypt will be arranged. Special excursionary visits will also be arranged to nearby fish farms, fish feed mills and local research facilities. Be sure to schedule time for this unique scientific, business and social event.

2022

February 2022

Location: Town & Country Resort & Convention Center , San Diego, California USA
Every three years, the Triennial is held somewhere in the United States. In 2022, the Triennial returns to sunny San Diego – one of America’s favorite cities. THE TRIENNIAL IS THE LARGEST AQUACULTURE MEETING IN THE WORLD! The Triennial is the largest aquaculture conference and tradeshow held in the world with nearly 4,000 attendees from over 90 countries and even more countries are expected to have attendees at AQUACULTURE 2022. The Triennial combines the annual meetings of the Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society, World Aquaculture Society, National Shellfisheries Association, and the National Aquaculture Association. In addition to the annual meetings of the main sponsors, look what else is happening at AQUACULTURE 2022 ! • AQUACULTURE AMERICA - Annual Meeting of USAS, the U.S. Chapter of World Aquaculture Society and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association. • Annual Meeting of the U.S. Trout Farmers Association • Special sessions organized by Aquacultural Engineering Society and International Association of Aquaculture Economics and Management • Many other meetings of working groups, government agencies and related aquaculture activities • Program with technical sessions and producers seminars covering virtually all species grown in aquaculture • AND - look at all of the Associate Sponsors on the cover who are participating in the program development! The last Triennial was held in 2019 in New Orleans where it was pronounced a huge success by over 3,000 people who attended. Don’t miss this Triennial!

May 2022

Location: Mérida, Mexico
WORLD AQUACULTURE VISITS MEXICO AGAIN

The World Aquaculture Society is the organization of professionals in the most important field in the world, with members of more than 100 countries. Its annual conference is recognized globally as the most relevant for the exchange of knowledge, technology, innovation and professional network training. During WA2021 there will be the participation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other international organizations. There will be multiple presentations, workshops, business meetings, trade exhibition, art gallery, technical visits to farms and process plants in the region, and various events dedicated to building professional networks.

Mérida is distinguished for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as well as being considered one of the jewels of Latin America. With a wonderful climate, friendly and hospitable people, located in the State of Yucatan, cradle of the Mayan culture; It has various tourist attractions, among which are archaeological centers, beaches, large haciendas and majestic cenotes.

The Yucatan International Congress Center is an ecologically responsible building, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, built under the LEED Green Building certification system, it has “El Cenote” inside it, an underwater river that makes it unique in the world.

Due to the richness of its natural and hydrological resources, Mexico is considered one of the countries with the greatest aquaculture potential in the world. It is an honor for Mexico and a great opportunity that Mérida will become the capital of aquaculture during 2021. This event is expected to be a watershed in the evolution of the activity not only in the peninsula but throughout the country. #AquacultureNow.

WA2021 is inviting the national and international organisations and societies to hold their seminar, workshop and meetings during the event in Merida.

August 2022

Location: St. John's Convention Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
The World Aquaculture Society (WAS), Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC) and Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) are excited to co-host this world class, international event; surely to be the largest aquaculture conference and trade show in Canadian history.

The conference will feature hundreds of world class speakers and delegates from around the globe on the science, technology, business and social aspects of aquaculture. St. John's is located on the most eastern edge of North America, is Canada's oldest European settlement, and the region is home to some of the most ecologically interesting areas in the World. Nearby UNESCO heritage sites and wildlife and nature conservancies make for exciting daily excursions. Historic and archival locations (one of the 4 corners of the Earth, Viking Settlements, etc.) are within 2 day excursions. This city, famous for its hospitality, music and culinary experiences is a quick trip across the Atlantic from Europe, and easily accessible from all other parts of North America, and the globe, by air. St. John's is also home to internationally recognized centres in aquaculture and fisheries science, with Memorial University's Fisheries and Marine Institute and Faculty of Science leading the way.

Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2020 is the place to learn about the latest in aquaculture, see the newest technology in the trade show, and have a great time in the many fantastic restaurants and entertainment sites that St. John's and Newfoundland and Labrador have to offer.

November 2022

Location: Singapore
WORLD AQUACULTURE VISITS SINGAPORE FOR THE FIRST TIME
WORLD AQUACULTURE Singapore 2022 will be held in Singapore with involvement from countries throughout the Asian-Pacific region and around the world. Aquaculture is rapidly growing in the Asian-Pacific region and increasingly being integrated into the Singapore food systems; therefore 2020 is the perfect time for the world aquaculture community to focus on Singapore.

A major international trade show at WORLD AQUACULTURE Singapore2022 is the place to learn about the latest aquaculture technologies presented by exhibitors from around the world.

2023

February 2023

Location: Marriott New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Int’l Annual Conference & Exposition with U.S. Chapter, WAS, National Aquaculture Association and U.S. Suppliers Association
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