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Abstract submission open for LACQUA23

The Latin American WAS event will take place in Panama City from May 18-21 at the Hotel Riu Plaza.

Abstract submission open for LACQUA23
September 23, 2022

The Latin American event of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) in 2023 will be held in Panama City, Panama, from May 18-21 at the Hotel Riu Plaza with the support of Promtur Panama and the Water Resources Authority Aquatics of Panama – ARAP. 

Latin American and Caribbean Aquaculture 2023 (LACQUA23) is an annual conference and the most relevant in Latin America for the exchange of knowledge, technology, innovation, and the building of professional networks. ASPAC, the Panamanian Association of Aquaculturists, as well as the Ministry of Agricultural Development of Panama, will participate in the conference. Companies from Latin America, the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia will participate, with more than 2,000 expected participants.

“We extend the invitation for other international and national organizations to participate in this event, as well as private companies to participate in the trade fair,” the organization said. Booth booking is now open with more than 80 available. To book your stand, contact

There will also be multiple presentations, work meetings, a poster gallery, technical visits to farms, and several spaces dedicated to the exchange of ideas among aquaculture professionals from all over the region. 

Academic and technical sessions will focus on topics such as aquaculture health, nutrition and food, genetics, production systems, and innovation for species such as shrimp, tilapia and marine fish. Abstract submission is open and the deadline is January 31, 2023. Find more information here.  

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