World Aquaculture Conference 2017


The World Aquaculture Society (WAS) was founded in 1969 as the World Mariculture Society and the membership has grown to more than 3,000 members from about 100 countries from different continents of the world. Through its diverse membership and international networks, the WAS provides leadership for enhanced international communications, collaboration and information exchange on aquaculture.

The 2017 WAS Aquaculture conference was held in Africa for the first time since its inception at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CICC) in Cape Town, South Africa from 26th to 30th June 2017. The theme of the conference was ‘Sustainable Aquaculture, New Frontiers for Economic Growth Spotlight on Africa’. Hundreds of participants from different continents attended. Apart from the presentation and Poster sessions, a remarkable event took place which lead to the formation of an African chapter of World Aquaculture society (WAS). Some members of the Department also took the opportunity to attend a post conference workshop on Biosecurity of Aquatic Animals.

The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Science was represented at the conference lead by the Head of Department, Prof. Phillip Raburu and had the largest number of delegates from Kenya. Also present was the DVC- (ASA) Prof. Ruth Otunga who also doubles up as the Chairperson of Regional Postgraduate Aquaculture curriculum development expert in EDULINK project. The participants were sponsored by the Aquafish Innovation Lab and EDULINK both collaborative projects initiated by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. The team presented a total of 10 papers addressing both scientific and postgraduate curriculum issues in Aquaculture.


Below is a list of the papers presented during the WAS Conference.

  1. Ngugi C.C , Egna H, Okoth E.O, Manyala J.O-Growth ,yields and economic benefit of Nile tilapia O. Niloticus fed diets formulated from local ingredients in cages.
  2. Manyala J.O, Obado E, Ani J, Ngugi C. C, Fitzsimmons K- The effect of commercial and experimental diets on growth performance of O. niloticus fingerlings reared in hapas in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya
  3. Manyala J.O, Ani J, Ngugi C. C, Fitzsimmons K- Development of Low cost aquaponic system in Kenya.
  4. Tarus T, Raburu P. O., Rasowo J.O. Development of digestive enzymes and utilization of local feed ingredients for Victoria Labeo Labeo victorianus culture.
  5. Matolla G.K, Raburu P.O. and Ngeiywa M. Helminth parasites of tilapia Oreochromis niloticus in small water bodies in Uasin Gishu and Siaya Counties, Kenya.
  6. Nyanchiri E. M and Raburu P.O. Effect of stocking density and dietary protein on growth and spawning performance of singidia tilapia Oreochromis esculentus broodfish, Kenya.
  7. Manyala J.O and Ngugi C.C. Post-graduate teaching and curriculum development in aquaculture and Fisheries Science in Sub-Sahara Africa: Demand present opportunities and future potential.
  8. Ngugi C.C and Manyala J.O. Some challenges and opportunities in capacity building at postgraduate level in Fisheries and Aquaculture in East Africa.
  9. Raburu P.O., Obiero K.O and Achieng A.O. Challenges facing aquaculture postgraduate curriculum development and implementation in Kenya.

Acknowledgement

We sincerely acknowledge the University of Eldoret for granting us permission to attend the WAS Conference. Lots of gratitude goes to our sponsors is Aquafish innovation Lab and EDULINKfor making the trip possible.


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  • University of Eldoret team that had the opportunity to attend and present.

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    University of Eldoret team that had the opportunity to attend and present.



  • University of Eldoret team that had the opportunity to attend and present.

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    University of Eldoret team that had the opportunity to attend and present.



  • University of Eldoret team that had the opportunity to attend and present.

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    University of Eldoret team that had the opportunity to attend and present.



  • University of Eldoret team that had the opportunity to attend and present.

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    University of Eldoret team that had the opportunity to attend and present.



  • The Vice-Chancellor and the UMB team visited the University of Eldoret Primary School on February 15th, 2017

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    The Vice-Chancellor and the UMB team visited the University of Eldoret Primary School on February 15th, 2017



  • The Vice-Chancellor and the UMB team visited the University of Eldoret Primary School on February 15th, 2017

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    The Vice-Chancellor and the UMB team visited the University of Eldoret Primary School on February 15th, 2017


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