World Aquaculture Society News

March 16, 2021

Editor's Note - Aquaculture and Covid — One Year On

It is now just about one year since the first stay-at-home orders were issued as the global COVID-19 pandemic began to rage. There are now signs of hope that the worst of the pandemic may be over and that green shoots of recovery are at hand, despite...

February 18, 2021

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

Claude Boyd and Aaron McNevin apply their exceptional knowledge to review energy use, and wastage, in aeration for shrimp operations. The range of energy use on shrimp farms is extremely large. It extends from 11.4 to 41.6 GJ/t shrimp across the vari...


February 18, 2021

The impact of the COVID‐19 pandemic on aquaculture research

Few of us would have considered the possibility of a global pandemic at the beginning of 2020, and most of us had quite specific plans of what we wished to achieve in the year ahead. Yet as the year progressed, researchers in aquaculture in every cor...

February 05, 2021

New Dates Announced for World Aquaculture Singapore

To ensure that as many participants as possible can attend World Aquaculture 2020 in Singapore, we have moved the dates to December 5 - 8, 2021


February 05, 2021

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

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

January 07, 2021

Webinar: Impacts of biofouling in marine aquaculture

An introduction to the main obstacles for efficient and sustainable growth presented by biofouling in the marine aquaculture industry. The webinar will highlight the key impacts, and the different antifouling methods in use for the prevention and con...


January 05, 2021

Webinar: Biofouling management in New Zealand salmon farms: challenges and directions

: Biofouling presents an operational challenge for finfish aquaculture globally, as it adds weight and drag on farm structures and can lead to reduced water flow with associated effects to fish health. Copper-based antifouling coatings are often used...

December 22, 2020

Plastics in Aquaculture – The WAS-IMarEST Roundtables

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food sector worldwide, representing a $250 billion industry, bringing to the table more seafood protein than traditional fisheries. As a unique alternative to the animal farming practices on land, where aquaculture ...


December 21, 2020

WA2020 Webinar Videos Have Now Been Published

The sessions from the WA2020 webinar were recorded. The session recordings have been published along with the individual recorded presentations of each presenter. Take this opportunity to review the presentations and Question and Answer sessions fo...

December 14, 2020

Editor's Note - The Circular Economy Concept and Aquaculture

At first glance,consideration of the concept of a circular economy might be a case of “everything old is new again.” Simply, a circular economy is one where waste is used as a resource. In aquaculture, particularly at the farm or landscape level, the...


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President's Column

Dear World Aquaculture Society members. First, I would like to pay my respects to all the friends and family who we have lost during these unprecedented difficult times. The COVID pandemic has had a high cost at all levels and has taught us rough lessons. For most, it has been a time to reevaluate the priorities in our lives and value everything we have. The pandemic has not only hurt us at a personal level but also has had a high impact on the aquaculture sector, which has been one of the most affected by it, as stated in several studies performed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Today, more than ever, we need to stay together and support each other. Today, more than ever, we need a strong World Aquaculture Society that is close and serves the more than 19 million people that make their direct livelihood through aquaculture and many million more that work along the value chain.   [more..]