World Aquaculture Society News

December 13, 2022

Can carbon mitigation strategies for aquafeeds help cut aquaculture’s greenhouse gas emissions?

Despite aquaculture’s contributions to global food security, one of the current concerns is the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions (or GHG emissions), which arise along its supply chains. The expansion of aquaculture may be a potential solution to i...

December 13, 2022

Journal of the World Aquaculutre Society Editor's Choice Awards for December 2022

Cryptocaryon irritans is an ectoparasite that causes cryptocaryonosis, sometimes referred to as “white spot disease” in marine fish. This parasite can impact a broad range of fish species and is particularly damaging to pompano, causing dram...


December 13, 2022

Are Projections of Aquaculture Growth Over-Optimistic?

A recent paper in Frontiers in Marine Science (DOI:10.3389/fmars.2022.984354) by Sumaila et al. is entitled “Aquaculture over-optimism?”, with the deliberate inclusion of a question mark. The authors define this as “the belief that aquaculture can co...

December 06, 2022

Super-intensive shrimp culture: Analysis and future challenges

Aquaculture has immense potential to support future food security and sustainability. The increase in aquaculture production has been significant but, at the current rate, will not be enough to cover the expected protein demand. Over the past decade,...


December 06, 2022

‘Plug-and-play’ shrimp farm inventor out to prove that Shrimpbox is more than just a neat idea

In 2019, Mexico City entrepreneur Daniel Russek was brainstorming on how to grow shrimp sustainably closer to top markets. The solution he came up with, the Shrimpbox, has just been named one of the best inventions of the year by TIME Magazine, and i...

October 18, 2022

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for October 2022

Alligator farming in the state of Louisiana is the second-largest aquaculture industry and a highly valuable animal-production enterprises for the state. Extruded feeds are currently available to the alligator industry but there is limited informat...


October 18, 2022

JWAS passes impact factor 3.4, ranked 12th in fisheries category of peer reviewed journals

The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS) has undergone re-invigoration and improvement. This has been clearly reflected in the quality of papers and reviews published and their impact on the aquaculture industry and scientific research.

September 28, 2022

Introducing our New JWAS Editor

The World Aquaculture Society and Wiley are delighted to introduce Dr Ken Cain as the new Executive Editor for JWAS. Ken is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Idaho and teaches courses in Fish Health Management, Aquaculture, and ...


September 28, 2022

Editor's Note - More Alarming Climate Change News

I have often thought that every editorial I write for World Aquaculture could be about the effects of climate change on aquaculture, given its importance as an existential threat to our future on this planet. I have restrained myself so as not to be ...

August 12, 2022

Presentations by young Chinese aquaculture scientists: From the 2021 China Society of Fisheries

Young scientists are the most active force driving scientific advancement and technological innovation. Nonetheless, young scholars also face challenges such as heavy workloads, shortage of research-focused hours, high competition in grant applicatio...


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President's Column

What an event! World Aquaculture Singapore 2022 (WAS22), 29 Nov-2 Dec, was a fabulous return to a face-to-face international aquaculture conference in Asia. There were 3,592 people attending, representing 82 countries, and a technical program with over 400 presentations in 58 sessions. The Trade Show was impressive, with 264 booths, and a Singapore Pavilion as a centerpiece to highlight local producers, innovative technology, scientific capability and government agency research and development services.

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