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Editor's Note - Fifty Years of WAS: Looking Back, Looking Forward - Translated to Chinese

The World Aquaculture Society, at 50 years, is quite young compared to many other prominent professional societies, reflecting the relative newness of the field. The American Fisheries Society was formed in 1870 and the National Shellfisheries Association was established in 1908. Aquaculture as an area of scientific inquiry is rather young. The premier journal in the field, Aquaculture, published its first issue in 1972, not long after WAS was established. This article has been translated into Chinese for the benefit of all our members in China. [More..]

Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2019 - Plenary Speakers Announces

The Board of WAS-APC wish all a Happy New Year 2019, and thank all our partners and supporters for their continuous support and fruitful cooperation to make the Annual Conference and Exposition of Asian-Pacific Aquaculture a success. WAS-APC together with TNJFU is organizing the #APA19 ASIAN PACIFIC AQUACULTURE 2019. The International event will be hosted at the Chennai Trade Center (CTC) from June 19 to 21, 2019 (India). The first plenary speaker will be Mr. Theng Dar TENG. His excellency Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman. His presentation will be the opportunity to introduce the conference theme “Aquaculture for Health,Wealth and Happiness ” depicting the global scenario of Aquaculture and its outlook in 2030 to all APA19 participants. The second pleanary speaker is Shri. Tarun Shridhar, IAS,Secretary to the Department of Animal Husbandry,Dairying and Fisheries in the Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare,India. His talk will highlight on the potential of Indian aquacu [More..]

Call for Nominations for WAS-APC Officers and Directors

The time has come to request nominations for the WAS-APC Officers and Directors. This year we are inviting nominations for President-elect, Treasurer, two Directors and Student Director to stand for election and begin their Board term at our APA2019 Annual Meeting in Chennai, India. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 15, 2019. [More..]

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for February 2019

The editors of The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS) are pleased to announce the Editor's Choice Awards for the most recent issue of JWAS. [More..]

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society

The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS) began 50 years ago, with the publication in 1970 of Volume 1 of what was then the Proceedings of the World Mariculture Society. The forward to that inaugural issue framed the purpose of the World Mariculture Society as that of bringing together professionals and fish farmers and to serve as “a clearing-house for information, problems, and future hopes of people from all walks of life.” The first issue justified increased aquaculture research based on future needs for greater supplies of protein throughout the world. Articles published in the earliest issues focused on production methods for oysters, clams, shrimp, channel catfish, striped bass, pompano, fish feeds and nutrition, pathogens and treatment methods, genetics and breeding, engineering, economics/marketing/business management, and relevant laws and regulations related to aquaculture. In 1986, the proceedings became the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society . [More..]

Aquaculture 2019 - New Orleans - Tradeshow Full

The response to exhibit in the tradeshow for Aquaculture 2019 has been exceptional. At the moment, response to our invitation to exhibit has been so well received that there are no longer any spaces in which to squeeze a new exhibitor. If you are still interested in being an exhibitor in New Orleans in March, contact worldaqua11@was.org

New Book in the WAS Online Store

Cleaner Fish Biology and Aquaculture Applications edited by Jim Treasurer. Cleaner fish are increasingly being deployed in aquaculture as a means of biological control of parasitic sea lice, and consequently the farming of wrasse and lumpfish, the main cleaner fish species in current use in salmon farming, is now one of the fastest expanding aquaculture sectors with over 40 hatcheries in Norway alone. Cleaner Fish Biology and Aquaculture Applications reviews and presents new knowledge on the biology of the utilized cleaner fish species, and provides protocols in cleaner fish rearing, deployment, health and welfare. The latest knowledge is presented on specialist technical areas such as cleaner fish nutrition, genetics, health, immunology and vaccinology, welfare, transport and fisheries. Specific chapters detail cleaner fish developments in the main salmon-producing countries. The book comprehensively addresses the questions of sustainability of cleaner fish use in aquacu [More..]

Evaluation of contributions of aquaculture researchers: The need to change researcher incentives

he continued growth of the world's population requires continued growth of the supply of aquaculture products. Research that leads to farm innovation is essential to increase productivity, reduce costs, and overcome key bottlenecks to successful management and growth in aquaculture production. The insights, understanding, and abilities of a researcher to render key problems into researchable hypotheses, design and conduct experiments with rigorous methodologies, and interpret their results are key to developing practical solutions and providing guidance that contributes to further growth and development of aquaculture enterprises. Thus, the degree of contribution by an aquaculture scientist toward technological advances should ideally be the basis for their evaluation and reward structure. [More..]

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for December 2018

The editors of The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS) are pleased to announce the Editor's Choice Awards for the most recent issue of JWAS. [More..]

Editor's Note - Fifty Years of WAS: Looking Back, Looking Forward

The World Aquaculture Society, at 50 years, is quite young compared to many other prominent professional societies, reflecting the relative newness of the field. The American Fisheries Society was formed in 1870 and the National Shellfisheries Association was established in 1908. Aquaculture as an area of scientific inquiry is rather young. The premier journal in the field, Aquaculture, published its first issue in 1972, not long after WAS was established. [More..]
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Annual WAS Business Meeting

Please join us for the annual USAS Business Meeting on Thursday, March 7, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. followed by the annual WAS Business meeting 4:30 - 5:30 pm, in Galeries 4 on 2nd floor . We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans for Aquaculture 2019.

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December 2018 President's Column

This is my first column as President of the World Aquaculture Society and I would like to thank the WAS members who gave me the opportunity to participate in the management of the Society. My presidential mandate will be short, only seven months, and yet many exciting things have already happened since I took office three months ago.  [more..]

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