World Aquaculture Society News

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...


June 24, 2020

Editor's Note - Trump Administration Executive Order Gives a Boost to US Offshore Aquaculture

On May 7, near the height of the covid pandemic in the US, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth. In a Wall Street Journal editorial titled “Trump Lifts the Net Off American F...

June 10, 2020

JWAS Moving to Open Access

The WAS Board has recently approved a proposal to make JWAS a fully Open Access (OA) journal, effective January 2021. This decision was made after more than a year of analysis, deliberation, and negotiation with Wiley Publishers. The logistical and...


May 20, 2020

World Aquaculture 2020 Update

World Aquaculture 2020 remains scheduled for December 14-18, 2020. The Steering Committee is working hard to keep track of the developing guidelines and regulations from the Singapore government, international health organizations and other authoriti...

April 30, 2020

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

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


April 30, 2020

The ethics of authorship and preparation of research publications

Part of a journal editor's responsibility relates to ethical issues associated with the articles published in the journal. While the majority of authors who submit articles to the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS) adhere r...

April 01, 2020

COVID-19 Information Sources

In order to help you to obtain information about aquaculture and COVID19, we have complied a list of aquaculture media websites that you can check out as many are reporting aquaculture activities relating to COVID19. See list