The 2021 global event of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) will be held in Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico from November 15 – 19, 2021 at the Yucatan International Congress Center (CIC). World Aquaculture (WA) is considered the most important aquaculture event at the international level for the exchange of information and technology, the number of participants, their countries of origin, the excellent link and cooperation between universities and institutions, producers, the business and government sector.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other international organizations will participate. There will be multiple presentations, workshops, business meetings, a trade exhibition, an art gallery, technical visits to farms and process plants in the region and various events dedicated to building professional networks.
Mérida is distinguished for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as well as being considered one of the jewels of Latin America. With a wonderful climate, friendly and hospitable people, located in the State of Yucatan, the cradle of the Mayan culture. It has various tourist attractions, among which are archaeological centers, beaches, large haciendas and majestic cenotes.
The Yucatan International Congress Center is an ecologically responsible building, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, built under the LEED Green Building certification system and it has “El Cenote” inside it, an underwater river that makes it unique in the world.
Due to the richness of its natural and hydrological resources, Mexico is considered one of the countries with the greatest aquaculture potential in the world. It is an honor for Mexico and a great opportunity that Mérida will become the capital of aquaculture during 2021. This event is expected to be a watershed in the evolution of the activity not only in the peninsula but throughout the country.