The World Aquaculture Society was founded in 1969 in the USA and has grown to more than 3,000 members in about 100 countries representing the global aquaculture community.
WAS has created Chapters in the United States, Japan, Korea, Latin American and Caribbean region and the Asian-Pacific region.
The Asia Pacific Chapter (APC) is part of an international network of Professionals who contribute to the progressive and sustainable development of aquaculture throughout the world.
Four or more APC directors are elected for a two year term. Directors are asked to serve on one or more committees within the WAS - APC.
The current WAS APC Board is as follows: President: Dr Farshad Shishehchian (Singapore), President Elect: Dr Endhay Kontara (Indonesia), Immediate Past President: Mr Roy Palmer (Australia), Directors: Dr Jennifer Cobcroft (Australia), Dr Brett Glencross (Australia), Mr Allen Ming-Hsun Wu (Taiwan), Dr S. Felix (India), Student Director: Ms May Myat Noe Lwin (Myanmar).
Mr Allen Wu (pictured) has been an active member of WAS since 2002 and a member of the industry relationship committee since 2012. He also served as a member of the steering committee of Asia-Pacific Aquaculture 2013 and participated actively in “World Aquaculture” and “Asian-Pacific Aquaculture” conferences in the region.
He was the judge of student presentations at World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014 and was invited as session chair of World Aquaculture 2015.
Mr Wu has years of experience in communication between the aquaculture industry and the academic sector.
Mr Wu stated: “It is my pleasure to serve as an industry representative to WAS-APC board, to highlight what our industry really needs and dedicate time to this prestigious society to grow.”
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