World Aquaculture Society News

June 30, 2021

Aquaculture aids the restoration of iconic Caribbean shellfish queen conch

In the Caribbean Sea, queen conch farming is improving ocean health and supporting livelihoods. The iconic shellfish (Aliger gigas, formerly Strombus gigas), prized for its edible meat and glossy shell, is a vital part of the culture an...

June 30, 2021

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Top 20 Journal for Fisheries

We are pleased to announce the exceptional news that the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society has become the 19th most quoted journal in the Fisheries Science category. Congratulations to editors Matthew Slater and Carole Engle, section e...

June 29, 2021

Donald V. Lightner, 1945-2021

Prof. Donald V. Lightner, a towering figure in the research of infectious diseases in shrimp, passed away on May 5 in Tucson, Arizona. He will be missed by his family and friends, and colleagues from academia and industry alike worldwide. The world o...

June 22, 2021


World Aquaculture Society-Asian Pacific Chapter and Aquaculture Innovation Centre, Singapore will hold a free webinar on nutrition to be held June 24, 2021.

June 22, 2021

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society Editor's Choice Awards for June 2021

The special issue: Status of marine finfish species for domestic aquaculture application - guest edited by Martin Riche and Megan Davis - provides by far the most comprehensive and up-to-date review of the featured thirteen species’ development towar...

June 22, 2021

A special issue of JWAS: Status of U.S. marine finfish species for domestic Expnsn

The status of U.S. marine finfish species for aquaculture is the focus of this special issue of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS). Based on a scoping workshop conducted at Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Inst...

June 22, 2021

Editor's Note - Aquaculture and Social License to Operate

Much has been written about Seaspiracy, the purported “documentary” about the worst environmental impacts of fisheries and aquaculture, since its release by Netflix in March. Highlighting the worst abuses of the oceans by fisheries and neglecting dec...

June 01, 2021

World Aquaculture 2021 Meeting Dates Updated

Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Organizing Committee and all those involved in the realization of the event, we are forced to move the date one week prior to what was originally scheduled. We regret the inconvenience that this modifica...

May 26, 2021

Genomics and feed teams take aim at improving freshwater prawn aquaculture

Freshwater shrimp farmers will soon have the option of purchasing all-female postlarvae (PL), juveniles and broodstock with a genomic sequence that gives them greater disease resistance, better food conversion rates and faster growth rates. Enzoot...

May 13, 2021

New Video Promoting JWAS

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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..]