World Aquaculture Society News

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...

September 28, 2023

Journal of the World Aquaculutre Society Editor's Choice Awards for August 2023

This study assessed the suitability of partial or full (100%) replacement of fish oil (FO) with microalgal oil (AO) in Atlantic salmon diets. This represents a novel approach as it is one of the first studies to follow fish through the entire product...

September 28, 2023

The economics of recirculating aquaculture systems

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) have become part of the global aquaculture landscape. Announcements of new, planned investments in large-scale RAS in countries around the world appear frequently in the aquaculture news media. Yet RAS, as a vi...

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...

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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.