World Aquaculture Society News

September 28, 2023

Evolution of Aquaculture Value Chain Development in Zambia - A Century of Resilience

Located in the central part of Southern Africa, Zambia is landlocked and surrounded by eight countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Zambia will be hosting the second Aquacu...

September 28, 2023

Journal of the World Aquaculutre Society Editor's Choice Awards for August 2023

This study assessed the suitability of partial or full (100%) replacement of fish oil (FO) with microalgal oil (AO) in Atlantic salmon diets. This represents a novel approach as it is one of the first studies to follow fish through the entire product...

September 28, 2023

The economics of recirculating aquaculture systems

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) have become part of the global aquaculture landscape. Announcements of new, planned investments in large-scale RAS in countries around the world appear frequently in the aquaculture news media. Yet RAS, as a vi...

September 14, 2023

Land-based shrimp farming model is powered by low-grade waste heat and produces a supplemental feed

Land-based aquaculture has lengthy lists of both pros and cons. Farming seafood on land can greatly reduce potential harm caused to fragile ocean and freshwater ecosystems; it can also be costly to build and power a facility. It offers next-level con...

September 11, 2023

Editor's Note - The Path Before Us

We’ve all heard the projections of how important the role of aquaculture will be to meet the needs of a growing population over the next several decades. But what kind of environmental conditions will future aquaculture producers have to operate unde...

June 19, 2023

World Aquaculture Magazine Now Open to All

Starting with the June 2023 issue of World Aquaculture Magazine, the Board of Directors of The Worls Aquaculture Society has determined to make the magazine available to any website visitors. There is no longer a print version of the magazine, it is...

June 19, 2023

Editor's Note - Thanks and Farewell

This is my last issue as Editor-in-Chief of World Aquaculture. It has been a privilege to serve WAS as editor of this magazine for these last 11+ years, with this my 46th issue. Since leaving academia in 2006 and starting a career as a freelance cons...

May 18, 2023

Journal of the World Aquaculutre Society Publishes Special FAO Technical Reviews Issue

The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society is excited to highlight a series of thematic technical reviews that were developed with the leading author in each field following the Global Conference on Aquaculture Millennium +20 (GCA +20), which was h...

May 18, 2023

World Aquaculture 2023 Abstracts Now Published

The abstracts of papers that will be presented at the Darwin meeting May 30 - June 1, 2023 have now been published on the meeting program page.

May 18, 2023

A decadal outlook for global aquaculture

Feeding an expected global population of 9 billion by 2050 is a daunting challenge that is engaging millions of farmers, food processors, traders, researchers, technical experts, and leaders the world over. Fish and other aquatic products from aquacu...

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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..]