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INDUSTRY EVENTS Aquaculture America a success A report from the World Aquaculture Society


he United States Aquaculture Society (chapter of the World Aquaculture Society, USAS/WAS), the National Aquaculture Association (NAA) and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association (ASA) hosted Aquaculture America 2015 (AA15) in New Orleans, LA, February 19-22, 2015. The Aquaculture America conference is the best place to learn about the latest aquaculture research and issues, newest technology and visit the largest aquaculture trade show. The AA15 conference attendees included 1894 registered participants from 58 countries. The conference offered 59 sessions, both technical and industry sponsored, with 626 oral presentations and 121 posters. The tradeshow featured 142 booths with lots of hands-on exhibits. This year’s conference theme, Aquaculture – Center of the Plate, spotlighted the significance of aquaculture in global seafood production and celebrated aquaculture products as the centerpiece of a delicious, nutritious meal. “The theme of this year’s conference provided a common thread through many of the sessions, from the characteristics of the millennial generation as ‘locavores’ to the production of healthy aquatic animals with a story to which consumers can connect,” said Kathleen Hartman, USAS Past President. Aquaculture America Conferences provide an opportunity for everyone in the business of aquaculture to come together to network and unify behind a common goal of increasing seafood production and consumption as well as support all the varies types and purposes of aquaculture. Sponsors of the conference wish to thank the city of New Orleans for its unparalleled fun and hospitality. Aquaculture 2016, a triennial international conference and exposition will be in Las Vegas, NV February 22-26, 2016. Aquaculture America 2017 will be hosted in San Antonio, Texas, February 19-22, 2017.

Academic poster presentations

Exhibition hall

Tom (right) meeting with a commercial supplier from Canada

AQUACULTURE AMERICA 2015 IN NUMBERS Participants Booths Countries Abstracts Oral Presentations Poster presentations Sessions

1894 142 58 718 626 121 59

(Left to Right): Mark Occhipinti, Manager pet meals and fat sales - Animal Nutrition Group; Mike Blanchard, Director Science and Technology and Kiah Gardner, Sales Manager - feed ingredients, poultry and prepared foods at Tyson Foods Inc

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The March - April 2015 edition of International Aquafeed magazine