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  • 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!

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  • WORLD AQUACULTURE 2017 will be held in Cape Town with involvement from countries throughout the Africa continent and around the world. Aquaculture is rapidly growing in Africa and increasingly being integrated into the continent’s food systems; therefore 2017 is the perfect time for the world aquaculture community to focus on Africa..

    A major international trade show at WORLD AQUACULTURE 2017 is the place to learn about the latest aquaculture technologies presented by exhibitors from around the world. [more..]

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  • Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2017 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 Malaysia.

    APA 2017 will have a large exhibition featuring international companies showcasing the latest in products, services and all aquaculture related information. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the items that will enhance your aquaculture operation.

    APA 2017 will have special sessions to address the everyday practical concerns and needs of aquaculture farmers. Specific information will be provided on current problems farmers are facing. ... [more..]

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  • LACQUA17 will be the 2017 Annual meeting of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter of WAS. Following upon the previous successful LACQUA meetings, LACQUA will bring international attention to the aquaculture industry of Mexico and South America.

    LACQUA17 will be held at the Mazatlan, International Center, Mazatlan, Mexico, Nov. 7 - 10, 2017. Mazatlan, a beautiful tourist location, is perfect located, close to the shrimp industry and easy to reach with many national and international flights. ... [more..]

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World Aquaculture Society Press Releases

APA 2017 Plenary Speaker Announced

[February 06, 2017]
One of the key highlights of the conference program at APA 17 is the plenary session, led by aquaculture leading experts. The session will start with the address by Mr. Herve Lucien-Brun, Aquaculture & Qualite, France. He will present on “Marketing farmed seafood from Asia to global markets”, which is linked to the theme of APA 17, ‘Transforming for market needs’. [More..]
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Aquaculture America 2017 - San Antonio Texas Abstract Book

For those struggling with the program book for the San Antonio meeting, we have published the program book to the website. It can be downloaded from the more info link. [More..]

The Rising Trend of Open Access Publishing: Reaping Benefits and Confronting Threats

The revolutionary global access and exchange of information introduced by the Internet stimulated the open access (OA) publishing movement during the late 1990s and the turn of the current century. The concept of OA publishing of research results is philosophically founded on the belief that information derived from scholarly research pursuits funded by the public should be transparent and accessible to all. This idea is now embodied in the policies of many federally and state-funded agencies, whereby funded researchers are obligated to use OA repositories that are discipline or institution specific to make available research published in limited-access peer-reviewed journals (with permission of the publisher). OA is cast as an unconventional but positive and equitable alternative to the subscription print journal that has been the universally accepted and esteemed mainstay of “restrictive” dissemination of scientific knowledge since the 17th century. OA publications of research result [More..]

Totoaba Aquaculture and Conservation: Hope for an Endangered Fish from Mexico’s Sea of Cortez

This is the story of the totoaba Totoaba macdonaldi, an iconic and highly valuable fish from the Sea of Cortez (also known as the Gulf of California) in Mexico. Overfished to commercial depletion in the first half of the twentieth century, the species is currently listed as critically endangered and it continues to be threatened by illegal fishing, habitat degradation, and insufficient enforcement of fishing and environmental regulations. Few fish are as interesting as the totoaba from the standpoints of biology, conservation, sociology, and regulation. Now aquaculture has the potential to bring totoaba back as a sustainable resource and to generate prosperity in an economically-depressed region of Mexico. [More..]

USAS Annual Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting of the US Aquaculture Society will be held on Sunday February 19 from 4:00-5:00pm in Room 5 of San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas.

World Aquaculture 2017 Keynote Speaker Profiles

The steering committee for World Aquaculture 2017 is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the upcoming meeting in Cape Town, South Africa on June 26 - 30 2017.

- Dr. Slonas Chimatiro - World Fish Centre
- Tom Hecht - emeritus Professor - Rhodes University
- Gorjan Nikolik - Rabobank International
- Rohana Subasinghe - FAO retired

Dr. Yoram Avnimelech - Outstanding JWAS Reviewer - Second Quarter 2016

The Editorial Board of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society is pleased to announce the Outstanding Reviewer for the Second Quarter of 2016 for the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.

Congratulations go to Dr. Yoram Avnimelech.

“If you get a good research paper to review, you learn a lot.” [More..]

AQUATIC AGRICULTURE: Cultivating Floating Crops on Lakes

Water is the most limiting factor to achieving the large increases in food production needed to satisfy the requirements of a growing and more-demanding population. Crop irrigation uses more than 70 percent of available fresh water worldwide (Madramootoo and Fyles 2010), 73 percent in Nicaragua and 77 percent in Costa Rica (CIA 2014). Rainfed crop production is greatly affected by rainfall variability. Moreover, irrigated and rainfed agriculture are both affected by climate change as it increases the frequency and intensity of extreme events, like droughts and floods, and increases water demand from evapotranspiration. [More..]
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December 2016 President's Column

I now sit inside a Dallas hotel room, wishing I was sunbathing in Miami in between board meeting sessions. Unfortunately, Hurricane Mathew forced us to move our mid-year board meeting to a more secure location at the last minute, which was a logistical challenge. I would like to take this opportunity to thank “the man behind the scenes,” who always makes our board meetings and annual conferences and trade shows run smoothly and successfully: John Cooksey, our Executive Director, and his team. Without their years of experience in planning and executing the many activities with which WAS is involved, our meetings and conferences would not be as successful......


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