AQUACULTURE AMERICA 2018 — 19-22 February 2018

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AQUACULTURE AMERICA 2018 — 19-22 February 2018

Category : Updates

SESSION:  Aquaculture without Frontiers – Development, Welfare and Poverty Alleviation

We are pleased to advise that AwF Directors, Sally Krueger and Dave Conley, will Co-Chair our Session in  Las Vegas, Nevada in 2018 and whilst we anticipate it will contain lots of our regular presenters we are working on some innovative ideas. We welcome your involvement in sharing your work with us in this crucially important session on Aquaculture through Development, Welfare and Poverty Alleviation.

A large part of the world daily struggles for life – one in eight people in the world, (around 850 million) are currently estimated to be suffering from chronic hunger and regularly not getting sufficient food to conduct an active life.  Almost all of them live in developing countries but even in developed countries there are pockets of people stuck in a poverty circle. In developed countries, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) put the number of undernourished people at 16 million.

Additionally, and sadly, a recent report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) finds child poverty and hunger are widespread in 41 of the world’s richest countries. The report says one in five children in rich countries lives in poverty, while one in eight often do not have enough to eat.

We encourage all our colleagues through Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance and US AID and other similar activities to share their work and outcomes.

AQUACULTURE AMERICA 2018 returns to Las Vegas, one of the favourite entertainment spots in the world for the only major national aquaculture conference and exposition held in the U.S. The U.S. Aquaculture Society joins with National Aquaculture Association and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association to produce the annual Aquaculture America meetings.

These groups are joined by the annual meetings of Aquacultural Engineering Society, Americas Tilapia Alliance, Striped Bass Growers Association, US Trout Farmers Association, and many more associations, making Aquaculture America 2018 bring to life the theme ‘Bringing All Players to the Table’.

Abstracts can be loaded on line directly at

This year the organisers would like to encourage you to submit your abstract early – which will get you into the process and give your submission a better chance of being accepted for your desired presentation. They will then accept replacement abstracts until January 31, 2018. You can send a revised abstract by email attachment and we will then replace the old one with the emailed version which will go into the Abstract Book USB.