World Aquaculture Society News

January 11, 2022

Statistics in Aquaculture Workshop: Common Problems in the Analysis of Aquaculture Data

An introductory course in experimental statistics that covers ANOVA is a common requirement for educational training in aquaculture. However, while the standard ANOVA is a widely-used and robust statistical procedure, it is not appropriate in all sit...

January 11, 2022

‘Aquaculture could feed the world,’ concludes International Labour Organization

In December 2021, an International Labour Organization (ILO) technical meeting affirmed that aquaculture has enormous potential to feed the world’s growing population in upcoming years. But harnessing the sector’s full power will require “concerted e...


January 06, 2022

WAS Member Meetings for 2022

Because of limited ability to travel globally caused by COVID, the WAS Board has set up 3 regional Member Meetings to reach as many members as possible. Here are the dates: Aquaculture 2022 San Diego, Californi...

December 16, 2021

Obituary - William L. Shelton, 1939-2021

As a child, William (Bill) Lee Shelton kept animals (much to his mother’s chagrin!), raised bees, and spent many happy hours in the woods. Bill was the first in his family to go to college. He earned a B.S. and M.S. at Oklahoma State Universi...


December 16, 2021

Obituary - John T. Hughes, 1922-2021

Lobster culturist John Thomas Hughes, a man of many talents, died peacefully on November 28, 2021, at the age of 99, four months shy of his 100th birthday. He was the former Director of the Massachusetts Lobster Hatchery and Research Station, a pione...

December 16, 2021

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

Suspended solids present a challenge in biofloc production system management as they can become excessive and require disposal / removal. Poersch et al added Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, as biological controllers of suspended solids in an in...


December 16, 2021

Editor's Note - Supply Chain Bottlenecks and Aquaculture

A shrimp farmer in Central America told me recently that he had five containers of processed shrimp ready for export to Asia but couldn’t find a ship to carry them. Representatives of a feed company fretted about high prices and shortages of commodit...

December 15, 2021

Sustainable aquafeed and aquaculture production systems as impacted by challenges of global food...

The global population continues to grow with projections of reaching 9.5 billion by 2050. That growth will be accompanied by an estimated 40–75% increase in total protein demand, 72% arising in countries currently identified as developing where 70% o...


December 02, 2021

CAHPS Upcoming Webinars

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Aquaculture Team, is hosting four Comprehensive Aquaculture Health Program Standards webinars during December 2021. Each webinar will contain the same information; however, discussions may differ depen...

November 30, 2021

Aquaculture Africa Posponed

Due to the new variant of Covid-19 - Omicron and the extensive restrictions being put in place and more restrictions projected, we are postponing AFRAQ21 to 2022. We are verifying dates in late March or mid-May but wanted to give you the decision to...


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President's Column

Dear WAS members, we are living extremely difficult times where our ability to adapt is more important than ever. Due to the recent emergence of the omicron strain of the COVID-19 virus and the extensive restrictions being put in place now, with more restrictions projected, we have been obliged to postpone AFRAQ21 to 25-28 March 2022. I am confident that our global team has taken every consideration to guarantee the safety of our members, partners, participants and guests. More than ever, WAS is proving to be a very resilient organization and, despite current events, we are consolidating and strengthening our position globally. I would like to extend my highest recognition to John Cooksey and his team for all their efforts and adaptability that have been challenged at the highest levels.   [more..]