World Aquaculture Society News

April 27, 2022

Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America Abstract Submission Deadline is June 1

The abstract submission deadline for Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2022 has been extended to June 1, 2022. The conference will feature hundreds of world-class speakers and delegates from around the globe on the science, technology, busine...

March 29, 2022

Conservation Aquaculture: A Special Sessions Synopsis

Special sessions at the 2020 and 2021 Aquaculture America conferences were developed to highlight the important role aquaculture has come to play in the conservation of threatened and endangered species, and species of concern. The environment for ra...


March 24, 2022

Editor's Note - World Aquaculture ’97 in Seattle Revisited

T wenty-five years ago, the World Aquaculture Society held its annual conference in Seattle, Washington, a meeting I remember as one of the most contentious I ever attended. Although PETA had mounted anti-aquaculture protests at WAS meetings before 1...

March 24, 2022

Juliette Massey, 1939-2022

Beloved WAS Home Office Manager and Director Juliette Massey, who served in that role for twenty years between 1987 and 2007, has passed away. The Society began to mature during the years when she managed the Home Office. Affiliated societies and cha...


March 24, 2022

Eric Pedersen, 1959-2022

Sadly, Eric passed away on the morning of February 16, 2022. He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years Alma Gloria and his two daughters Kirsten and Ariana. He will be sorely missed. His personal and professional accomplishments will be remember...

February 07, 2022

Tourist Alternatives for Merida Meeting Published

The capital city of Yucatan is the starting point for travel around the state. It was founded in 1542 and built on the ancient Mayan city of Tho. It stands out because of its wide variety of cultural and artistic attractions


February 01, 2022

Conservation of genetic resources for sustainable aquaculture

The importance of conservation of aquatic biodiversity on sustainable fisheries is gradually being recognized by more and more people. Positive results have been reported from establishing marine protected areas (MPAs) as well as freshwater reserves ...

January 11, 2022

Statistics in Aquaculture Workshop: Common Problems in the Analysis of Aquaculture Data

An introductory course in experimental statistics that covers ANOVA is a common requirement for educational training in aquaculture. However, while the standard ANOVA is a widely-used and robust statistical procedure, it is not appropriate in all sit...


January 11, 2022

‘Aquaculture could feed the world,’ concludes International Labour Organization

In December 2021, an International Labour Organization (ILO) technical meeting affirmed that aquaculture has enormous potential to feed the world’s growing population in upcoming years. But harnessing the sector’s full power will require “concerted e...

January 06, 2022

WAS Member Meetings for 2022

Because of limited ability to travel globally caused by COVID, the WAS Board has set up 3 regional Member Meetings to reach as many members as possible. Here are the dates: Aquaculture 2022 San Diego, Californi...


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President's Column

Dear aquaculture professionals around the world, many people have contacted me in the last couple of months asking about the format of our upcoming conferences. It is with great pleasure that I announce that, starting with Aquaculture America in San Antonio from 11-14 August, all our meetings will be in-person events. Although vaccination rates vary from country to country, the COVID-19 situation worldwide has improved considerably. Stay confident that all the required precautions will be taken in our meetings to ensure the safety of all participants by following all the indications and requirements of national and local health authorities. Please start making your travel plans. On behalf of the World Aquaculture Society Board of Directors and staff, I am looking forward to greeting you in person and meeting once again with longtime friends and colleagues.   [more..]