World Aquaculture Society News

September 14, 2023

Land-based shrimp farming model is powered by low-grade waste heat and produces a supplemental feed

Land-based aquaculture has lengthy lists of both pros and cons. Farming seafood on land can greatly reduce potential harm caused to fragile ocean and freshwater ecosystems; it can also be costly to build and power a facility. It offers next-level con...

September 11, 2023

Editor's Note - The Path Before Us

We’ve all heard the projections of how important the role of aquaculture will be to meet the needs of a growing population over the next several decades. But what kind of environmental conditions will future aquaculture producers have to operate unde...

June 19, 2023

World Aquaculture Magazine Now Open to All

Starting with the June 2023 issue of World Aquaculture Magazine, the Board of Directors of The Worls Aquaculture Society has determined to make the magazine available to any website visitors. There is no longer a print version of the magazine, it is...

June 19, 2023

Editor's Note - Thanks and Farewell

This is my last issue as Editor-in-Chief of World Aquaculture. It has been a privilege to serve WAS as editor of this magazine for these last 11+ years, with this my 46th issue. Since leaving academia in 2006 and starting a career as a freelance cons...

May 18, 2023

Journal of the World Aquaculutre Society Publishes Special FAO Technical Reviews Issue

The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society is excited to highlight a series of thematic technical reviews that were developed with the leading author in each field following the Global Conference on Aquaculture Millennium +20 (GCA +20), which was h...

May 18, 2023

World Aquaculture 2023 Abstracts Now Published

The abstracts of papers that will be presented at the Darwin meeting May 30 - June 1, 2023 have now been published on the meeting program page.

May 18, 2023

A decadal outlook for global aquaculture

Feeding an expected global population of 9 billion by 2050 is a daunting challenge that is engaging millions of farmers, food processors, traders, researchers, technical experts, and leaders the world over. Fish and other aquatic products from aquacu...

April 25, 2023

How spotted wolffish could be the ‘whitefish of the future’

Atlantic salmon production dominates marine aquaculture in Norway – in 2020, the country produced nearly 1.4 million metric tons (MT). Trout, shellfish and seaweed are also produced commercially, but there is a growing focus on farming other marine s...

April 10, 2023

In Memoriam - Kenneth B. Davis, 1940 - 2022

We pay tribute a great scientist, mentor and friend. Dr. Ken Davis was born in Texarkana, AR and passed away at his home in Cleveland, MS. Ken attended the University of Arkansas and received a B.A. in Natural Science in 1963 and a M.S. in Zoology in...

April 10, 2023

In Memoriam - Bille Hougart, 1942 - 2022

Bille Hougart, former Aquaculture Coordinator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and principal architect of the National Aquaculture Act of 1980, has passed away. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and came to the U.S. with his family when ...

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President's Column

An overwhelming conclusion after our World Aquaculture Conference in Darwin is that Aquaculture can produce high quality, nutritious seafood with sustainable, economically viable and socially responsible systems. Nevertheless, significant challenges were also identified for current producers, challenges that affect the potential for future growth. The World Aquaculture Society is always looking at ways to contribute to global aquaculture development and I’d like to use this column to discuss some of the main challenges the industry is facing in 2023.