The mission of the USAS is to "provide a national forum for the exchange of timely information among aquaculture researchers, students and industry members in the United States. To accomplish this mission, the USAS will sponsor and convene workshops and meetings, foster educational opportunities and publish aquaculture-related materials important to U.S. aquaculture development."

 President's Column

At this time of year, summer in the northern hemisphere, people in aquaculture tend to be extremely busy.  It is also the time to be planning for the winter and the annual meeting of the US Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture America 2017. That meeting will be in San Antonio Texas on February 19-22, 2017. The theme for the meeting is “Forging New Frontiers.”  It seeks to keep US aquaculture development on a bright trail for the future.  The meeting will also have a great aquaculture trade show with likely up to 200 exhibitors so folks can inspect the latest in products and services for the aquaculture industry.  As usual, the meeting will have interesting educational sessions, and the City of San Antonio is a fun place for a meeting, especially with Riverwalk.

This year the meeting is being planned under the excellent leadership of Mike Denson, immediate Past President of USAS, Kathleen Hartman, our previous Past President and Dave Straus, who serves as a member of our current Board of Directors.  We have been told that the special sessions are filling up and many of the regular technical programs will be on the agenda.  It has been wonderful expanding the partnership between USAS and the National Aquaculture Association (NAA) and Paul Zajicek, the new President of NAA will be working with his folks to fill in the expanded producer programs.  more


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