World Aquaculture Society News

March 22, 2024

Editor's Note - Surfing the Channels

I’ve realized over the years that it is increasingly difficult to keep up with advances in the field of aquaculture. But from time to time I am faced with the fact that technical advances are also taking place in disciplines that, at first glance,...

February 09, 2024

Aquaculture America 2024 Attendee Mobile App Updated

The attendee mobile app for Aquaculture America 2024 has been published on the Apple and Google app stores. Download the app to your phone so you can have the data for the entire meeting in your hands.

January 23, 2024

Ocean medicine: How seaweed can be harnessed for drug development

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Coimbra and the University of Aveiro in Portugal and just published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences discusses in detail the promising role of seaweed-derived nutrients as ...

January 23, 2024

Cold Harvest 2024

The conference will feature hundreds of world-class speakers and delegates from around the globe on the science, technology, business, and social aspects of aquaculture. St. John’s is located on the most eastern edge of North America, is Canada’s old...

December 14, 2023

R Syntax and Applications Workshop at Aquaculture America 2024

The U.S. Aquaculture Society (USAS) and the Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFSFCS) are offering a Continuing Education R Syntax and Applications Workshop at the upcoming Aquaculture America Meeting in San Antonio (meeting dat...

December 07, 2023

Editor's Note - What Works

As I’ve been reading industry news over the past several months I’m becoming increasingly convinced of the need for all of us to put more focus on “what works.” For more than a century in the U.S. and many other countries, agricultural demonstrati...

November 21, 2023

JWAS Editor's Choice Awards for October 2023

This study provides an important assessment of unionized ammonia (NH3-N) and total ammonia nitrogen (TAN) toxicity for juvenile longfin yellowtail, Seriola rivoliana. The authors assessed the median lethal concentration (LC50) after a 96 h exposure o...

October 23, 2023

Spotlight on the Aquaculture Africa 2023 (Zambia) as Conference Program is Announced

It is less than a month until Zambia meets the world for the 2nd Aquaculture Africa Conference scheduled for 13-16 November 2023 in Lusaka. Themed “Resilient value chains in the blue economy” AFRAQ23 is expected to bring together over 700 industry, a...

October 20, 2023

Shrimp farming advances, challenges, and opportunities

We have seen a significant growth of the shrimp industry over the last decade. Total imports in 2022 were 3,248,338 ton (Van der Pijl, 2023), with additional production in China estimated at 1,487,501 ton (Fu-Chi, 2023). China and Vietnam in Asia (94...

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...

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President's Column

After Aquaculture America 2024, held successfully in San Antonio, Texas, last month, I was reflecting on the needs to develop a sustainable industry that can increase production by 50% in the next 25 years. We all know that Asia is the main supplier of aquaculture products (around 90%). At the World Aquaculture Society, we are convinced that this represents an excellent opportunity to develop other regions and species and we must focus on strategies to achieve these goals.