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Sweet harmony as global aquaculture community gathers in Music City USA for big conference, show

NASHVILLE, TN – Despite nasty winter weather gripping much of the nation, it was pretty much all sunshine and smiles here in late February as the US and international aquaculture community gathered for the Aquaculture 2013 (Aqua ‘13) conference and trade show at the Nashville Convention Center.

Conference Manager John Cooksey reported total event registration of nearly 2,500 and a quick scan of the badges worn by attendees showed a solid mix of both foreign and domestic aquaculturists in attendance.

Running from Feb. 21-25, this year’s gathering combined the World Aquaculture Society’s (WAS) and the US Aquaculture Society’s (USAS) annual meeting and show for one, big powerhouse event.

Also holding their annual meetings at Aqua ‘13, as they do every three years, were the National Shellfisheries Association (NSA) and the Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFS).

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NAA President Mike Freeze, right, presents Leo Ray of Fish Breeders of Idaho the association’s Joseph P. McCraren award for distinguished lifetime contributions to the aquaculture industry.

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