World Aquaculture Magazine Ad Rates

WORLD AQUACULTURE magazine, published quarterly, is an official publication of the World Aquaculture Society, the largest organization devoted to the concerns of aquaculturists in the world today. Through the membership of the World Aquaculture Society and its network of affiliated and associated organizations, WORLD AQUACULTURE reaches over 4,500 growers, academicians, scientists and local, state and federal government aquaculture researchers and administrative personnel throughout the world.

The focus of WORLD AQUACULTURE is international. The scope encompasses all subjects of a sociopolitical, economic, technological or scientific nature that affect aquaculture anywhere in the world.


All rates expressed in US dollars.

Ad Size 1x 2x 3x 4x
Full Page 550 540 520 500
Half Page 385 375 370 350
One-Third Page 285 280 270 260
Quarter Page 235 230 225 215
One-Sixth Page 175 170 165 160


A Special Show Issue with a bonus distribution will be printed for the WAS Annual Meetings each year. Other Special Show Issues may occur for other meetings from time to time. The rates below will apply for all Special Show Issues. Advertisers on a four time contract will receive the regular issue rates for the Special Show Issue. All rates expressed in US dollars.

Ad Size 1x 2x
Full Page 630 620
Half Page 440 430
One-Third Page 330 320
Quarter Page 270 260
One-Sixth Page 205 200


The following are in addition to the earned space rates.

Ad Style Per Page (or fraction)
Black plus one color* 200
Four color process 400

*For one color ads, the color will be chosen by the designer unless a specific color is approved in advance. Four color process not available in certain positions. Color separations should be provided by the client or by an advertising agency. Proofs and instructions should be supplied with advertising to be run in more than one color. No charge for bleeds.


Rates quoted for cover positions are in addition to color rates (#4 above). Covers are available only on a noncancellable basis.

Ad Location 1x 2x 3x 4x
Inside front cover (2) 715 700 680 650
Inside Back cover (3) 601 595 580 565
Outside back cover (4) 850 830 820 770


Print-ready copy is required to receive the advertising rates listed. Print-ready copy may be sent on a Macintosh-ready CD or can be transferred electronically (see instructions below). Required production charges - converting paper copy, typesetting, artwork, color separations, cropping, halftones, resizing,special effects, additions, screens, etc. - will be billed at cost.

The electronic version must be submitted as a high-resolution PDF file, as a high-resolution TIFF or EPS file, or in the native Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. Regardless of the software, the CD must include all fonts used and all original graphic links. The minimum resolution is 350 dpi.

We use In Design layout software on a Macintosh computer. Please send a hard copy of the ad with the CD along with a contact phone number or mail the hard copy separately if the file is transferred electronically.


Publication trim size is 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.8 cm).

Space rate units: Imperial (inches) . Metric (cm) .
FORMAT Width Height Width Height
Standard (no bleed) 7 1/4 9 3/4 18.5 24.8
Full Page with bleed 9 12 22.1 28.4
Half Page Vertical 3 1/2 9 3/4 8.9 24.9
Horizontal 7 1/4 4 13/16 18.5 12.2
Third-Page Vertical 2 1/4 9 3/4 5.7 24.8
Horizontal 7 1/4 3 1/4 18.5 8.3
Quarter-Page Vertical 3 1/2 4 13/16 8.9 12.2
Sixth Page Vertical 2 1/4 4 3/16 5.7 10.7

Advertisements exceeding size in any dimension are considered oversize and billed at the next largest standard size. For bleeds, keep important material at least 13 mm (1/2 inch) from bleed edges. Trim 6 mm (1/4 inch)from bleed edges. Trim 6 mm (1/4 inch) top, bottom and outer edge.

BINDING: "Perfect Binding" (bonded spine).

INK: 2 color AAA standard; 4 color AAAA/MPA process;4 color rotation: Yellow, Blue, Red, Black.

SCREEN: Up to 133 acceptable, free from imperfectionsand contaminants.

SUBMITTAL: A CD can be sent to the Advertising Director or directly to the Layout Editor.   Electronic submission needs to go to the Layout Editor, Linda Noble; contact the Advertising Director at for detailed instructions.



  • Published quarterly on the 15th day of March, June, September and December.
  • Closing dates: 15 Jan, 15 Apr, 15 Jul, 15 Oct.


Cancellations or changes must be in writing, and cannot be accepted less than six weeks from publication date.


15% Commission is granted on gross billing space and color to accredited agencies recognized as such by WORLD AQUACULTURE.


Overdue accounts are subject to a service charge of 1.5% per month (18% per year).


  1. All advertising orders shall supply publisher with insertion instructions and clearly state the name of advertiser, issue to be used, size of advertisement, and special instructions.
  2. No conditions which conflict with the publisher's stated policy will be binding upon the publisher.
  3. All advertising is accepted subject to the terms and provisions of the current rate card.
  4. Cancellation forfeits any rights to position.
  5. Advertiser and agency assume all liability for content of printed advertisements, and for any claims arising therefrom. It is the advertiser's / agency's responsibility to obtain releases on items or individuals pictured in the advertisements.
  6. Advertising is subject to publisher's approval.
  7. Publisher's liability will not exceed the charge for the advertisement in question.
  8. When no change in copy is received by closing date, copy from previous issue will be run.
  9. "Till forbid" advertising will appear in each issue unless publisher receives a written cancellation 30 days before publication date.


Due to requests from companies who would like to help sponsor the activities of the World Aquaculture Society, WAS has developed a Corporate Sponsorship Program that allows companies to participate in sponsorship while receiving substantial benefits for their company

Corporate Gold Sponsor - Cost $5000, includes:

  • Annual Corporate membership in WAS, which receives 4 issues of the WAS Magazine and Journal each year and Member registration fee for all employees at meetings 
  • Four full page four-color ads in WAS magazine
  • Listing in Membership Directory as Gold Sponsor
  • Listing in program at Annual Meetings as Gold Sponsor
  • Gold Sponsor ribbons at conferences
  • Break sponsorships at conferences when available

WAS Premier Sponsor - Cost $25000, includes:

  • Annual Corporate membership in WAS, which receives:
    4 issues of the WAS Magazine each year
    4 issues of the WAS Journal each year – electronic copies
    Member registration fee for all employees at meetings
    2 extra copies of WAS magazine
  • Four full page four-color ads in WAS magazine
  • Logo on front page of WAS website with link to Sponsor Home Page
  • Listing in program at Annual Meetings as Gold Sponsor
  • Premier Sponsor ribbons at conferences
  • Break sponsorships at conferences when available (when not sold as part of conference sponsorships)
  • Priority booth selection at all WAS events
  • Complimentary insert in conference bags (insert supplied onsite by Sponsor)
  • Complimentary ad in conference program (electronic ad copy supplied by Sponsor)
  • Sign for booth “WAS Premier Sponsor”
  • Shared Gold Sponsorship – if available
    Logo on conference bags - part of shared Gold Sponsorship of a session
  • Two comp booths at 2 shows
  • Full page ad in directory
  • Insert in bags
  • Listing in Program
  • Chapter meeting benefits

If none of these categories fit the interest level of your company, please contact John Cooksey and he will work with you to design a plan that will match your company's interest.

Becoming a WAS Corporate Sponsor will give your company valuable exposure to industry members, marketing opportunities and a special place in the growth of the aquaculture industry worldwide.


WAS Director of Conferences & Advertising
P.O. Box 2302
Valley Center, CA 92082 USA
Tel: +1-760-751-5005
Fax: +1-760-751-5003

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