North America WAS22 & Aquaculture Canada and other aquaculture events in 2022

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By Milthon Lujan

Canada – Preparations are ramping up for the WAS North America & Aquaculture Canada 2022 conference and trade show – the first joint World Aquaculture Society (WAS), Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC) and NL Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) meeting, and the largest conference and trade show in over 20 years in Canada on the science, business and technology of aquaculture.

This meeting will be held in St. John’s, NL, Canada from August 15 – 18, 2022, and the theme of the conference is Aquaculture: The Leading Edge of Food Production.

“This meeting will celebrate the progress and cutting-edge innovations that have led to the successes of the industry to date and that will propel it into the future – but also recognize the important challenges faced in many areas,” said John Cooksey, WAS Conference Manager.

The programme sessions for the conference will be broad and topical, including those traditionally offered at WAS and AAC conferences, along with 36 special topics that are relevant, and timely.

An excellent social programme is planned and the meeting will include a trade show with over 135 exhibitors featuring the most up to date and state-of-the-art products and services that can be applied to aquaculture-related operations, services or research,” Cooksey noted. “The conference organizers and partners are looking forward to welcoming the aquaculture world to the ‘City of Legends’ this August.”

Special Keynotes speakers will include Tavish Scott, the Chief Executive of Salmon Scotland Ltd. and Dr. Stefanie Colombo, Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Aquaculture Nutrition.

Also please note:

  1. The abstract deadline for the meeting has now been extended to June 1, 2022; and
  2. There are a limited number of hotel rooms booked specifically for conference delegates, so we would encourage you to register and to arrange for your accommodations as soon as possible. (See website)

Questions about the program can be directed to Dr. Kurt Gamperl (; Queries about conference logistics and organization can be sent to Joanne Burry (

Travelling to NL? Effective February 2022, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador does not require you to self-isolate or get tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or complete the Travel Form. Learn more about entering the province here:

Event organizers wish to recognize and thank the sponsors (to date) for the event, including Diamond sponsors: Poultry Protein & Fat Council, and TD Commercial Banking. The lanyard sponsor is BDO Canada. Gold sponsors: Newfoundland Styro, and Pharmaq; Silver sponsors: Badinotti and Skretting; Bronze sponsors: City of St. John’s, Advanced Aquacultural Technologies, Barry Group Inc., EWOS, Hoskin Scientific, Pennecon, and Steinsvik. We also thank the WAS premier sponsors Blue Aqua, Kemin, USSEC, MSD Animal Health, and Zeigler.

Other upcoming events:

WORLD AQUACULTURE 2021 Merida, Mexico May 24-27, 2022. The international event organised by the World Aquaculture Society is combining the Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2022 event with the international WAS event.

The special registration rates are still valid till May 15th so that all attendees register online as quickly as possible and benefit these special rates. Special rates for Mexican Nationals inclusive Membership of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society.

For more information about the event, contact Carolina Amézquita, at email: For trade show and sponsorship or visit the WA21 webpage for more information or email us.

Thanks to all the WAS Premier sponsors USSEC, Zeigler, Grand Aqua, Kemin, Blue Aqua and Merck/MSD.

AQUACULTURE EUROPE 2022 Palacongressi di Rimini, Italy – Sept 27-30.

All information is at and updates will be posted on the programme, the plenary sessions, the special events (Industry Forum, Innovation Forum, FAO Day, Student Spotlight awards, student workshop), accommodation and techical tours.

Gold sponsor: Biomar – Silver sponsor: U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) – SESSION SPONSOR: Lallemand

Time to submit your abstract and block your booth at the exhibition. Trade show information #AE22RIM

WORLD AQUACULTURE SINGAPORE Singapore – Nov 29 – Dec 2, 2022

World Aquaculture Singapore 2022 (WASingapore2022), Asia’s leading international conference and exhibition on aquaculture will be taking place as planned in Singapore from November 29- December 2, 2022, as an in-person meeting. Over 200 exhibitors have already signed up in a strong show of confidence and support for the event and the industry. Registration for the conference remains open with early bird categories still available. The deadline for abstract submission and call for papers has been extended to September 1, 2022.

Over 200 exhibitors confirmed their presence in Singapore. Still time to submit abstracts.

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