World Aquaculture Society News

June 11, 2024

JWAS Editor's Choice Awards for June 2024

Successful aquaculture expansion into open ocean environments will require structures that can withstand extreme conditions found off the coast of Chile and many other countries. This study utilized a dynamic simulation model to assess the structural...

May 13, 2024

Indonesia: Emerging as a Leader in Aquaculture

On February 5, at the Indonesia Marine and Fisheries Business Forum 2024 seminar, the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, was asked about fisheries investment opportunities in Indonesia. The question outlined is short, ...


May 10, 2024

JWAS Editor's Choice Awards for April 2024

Disease occurrence can severely impact aquaculture production and ultimately affect the growth of the industry. One primary challenge is the ability to predict a disease outbreak before it causes significant loss. This review assesses the potential ...

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 15, 2024

JWAS Editor's Choice Awards for February 2024

The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) has a high market value for human consumption and this amphibian species is now commercially cultured in many parts of the world. In China, amphibian aquaculture of the American bullfrog reached 500,000...

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...


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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.

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