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Monday, October 17, 2016

17/10/2016: WAS establishing itself in China

The World Aquaculture Society (WAS) was founded in 1969 as the World Mariculture Society.

by
Dr Allen Wu, Board Director, World Aquaculture Society 

Since it’s beginning the membership in WAS has grown to more than 3000 members in about 100 countries representing the global aquaculture community.
 
Dr Allen Wu

In order to meet the expanding international nature of the Society and to address specific needs in various areas of the world, the WAS has created Chapters in the United States, Japan, Korea, Latin American and Caribbean region and the Asian-Pacific region.

The World Aquaculture Society – Asian Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC) aims to strengthen extension and promotion of WAS in China. “China is the biggest aquaculture producer in the world – 61 percent global production.

Also it has the top aquafeed production at 17.3 million tonnes globally. More and more Chinese are working internationally, particularly in the South East Asia region in recent years.

Dr Endhay Kusnendar, the President of WAS-APC, says WAS-APC’s commitment is that we share our knowledge and global experiences with Chinese W T aquaculture society in scientific and industry fields.

The WAS is associated with other aquaculture associations such as the Aquaculture Association of Canada, Aquaculture Association of South Africa, Aquaculture without Frontiers, Asian Fisheries Society, Brazilian Society of Aquaculture and Aquatic Biology, China Society of Fisheries, Egyptian Aquaculture Society, European Aquaculture Society, Indonesian Aquaculture Society, Korean Aquaculture Society, Malaysian Fisheries Society, Society of Aquaculture Professionals (India) and Spanish Society of Aquaculture.

Through its diverse membership and international networks, the WAS provides leadership for enhanced international communications, collaboration and information exchange. 


Read the full article HERE.

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