World Aquaculture Society News

September 04, 2020

Aquaculture Africa Conference rescheduled to December 11 – 14, 2021

Due to the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in lockdowns, travel restrictions, bans on mass gatherings etc, the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and its key stakeholders in Egypt have decided to postpone the Aquaculture ...

August 31, 2020

Intelligent aquaculture

Fishery and aquaculture products are important sources of protein, providing food and income for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Global aquaculture production has grown dramatically in the past 50 years, with total fish production from aqua...


August 28, 2020

WAS Is Searching For a Book Editor

The Publication Committee of the World Aquaculture Society is seeking to fill the position of Book Editor. Any candidate for the position must be a member of the World Aquaculture Society in good standing and should have past experience with the pub...

August 18, 2020

New Dates Announced for World Aquaculture - Singapore

Even though the COVID situation in Singapore is improving quite a lot, there is still much uncertainty for the near future for large events. Therefore we have postponed World Aquaculture 2020 until June 14-18, 2021 in Singapore. We feel this will g...


August 18, 2020

NEW DATES FOR AFRAQ20 - EGYPT

Due to the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in lockdowns, travel restrictions, bans on mass gatherings etc, the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and its key stakeholders in Egypt have decided to postpone the Aquaculture ...

July 28, 2020

Switch to steelhead has Cooke on a new path in Puget Sound

Cooke Aquaculture Pacific is hoping to farm a species native to Washington state – steelhead or rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) – in four Puget Sound net pen sites where it previously raised Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). The company is waiting f...


July 14, 2020

Can farming horseshoe crabs help the COVID-19 cause?

Blood from horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) is a vital resource for modern medicine. It contains Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL), an aqueous extract of amoebocyte cells that is used in sterility testing to ensure that drugs, vaccines and medical d...

July 06, 2020

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for June 2020

The editors of The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS) are pleased to announce the Editor's Choice Awards for the June 2020 issue of JWAS, 51(3).


June 26, 2020

Impacts of COVID ‐19 on U.S. aquaculture, aquaponics, and allied businesses

With the declaration of a national emergency in early March of 2020, the United States formally joined the list of countries around the world implementing nonessential business closures and social distancing policies in response to the coronavirus di...