|EAS has four principal objectives
- To promote contacts between all involved or interested in marine and freshwater aquaculture;
- To facilitate the circulation of aquaculture related information;
- To promote the sponsorship of multi-disciplinary research concerning aquaculture;
- To enhance cooperation among governmental, scientific and commercial organizations and individuals on all matters dealing with aquaculture.
|The EAS General Assembly
The General Assembly has all powers related to the way in which EAS carries out its objectives.
The GA meets every year, normally during the Aquaculture Europe event.
All members (with the exception of E-members) have equal voting rights, each carrying one vote.
The idea for establishing the European Mariculture Society was launched at the occasion of the Tenth European Symposium of Marine Biologists, which took place in Oostende, Belgium, in 1975.
The founding meeting took place on April 29 and 30, 1976 in the office of the Institute for Marine Scientific Research (IZWO) that has supported the society and has provided office space for the EAS secretariat until the late 80's.
The original name "European Mariculture Society" was changed into "EUROPEAN AQUACULTURE SOCIETY" in 1984 to better reflect the activity field of the society.
EAS Founding members:
Dr. J. Arnal (Spain), Dr. J.V. Bannister (Malta), Dr. M. Bilio (Germany), Dr. S.J. De Groot (The Netherlands), Dr. J. Fluchter (Germany), Dr. ir. E. Jaspers (Belgium), Mr. B. Myrseth (Norway), Dr. F. O'Brien (Ireland), Prof. Dr. G. Persoone (Belgium), Dr. S. Von Boletzky (Switzerland), Dr. T. Vukovic (Yugoslavia)
The EAS Board of Directors 2016-2018:
President: Bjorn MYRSETH (Norway)
President-Elect: Gavin BURNELL (Ireland)
Past-president: Sachi KAUSHIK (France)
Treasurer: Margriet DROUILLON (Belgium)
Other Board members: Elene MENTE (Greece), Stefan MEYER (Germany), Herve MIGAUD (UK), Hilde TOFTEN (Norway) and Henrice JANSEN (The Netherlands)
Photo: The 2016-2018 EAS Board joined by members of the Student Group and Past Presidents for a Strategy Event held in Berlin, March 2017
Past Presidents and Honorary Life Members
EAS Past Presidents
1976-1980 Dr. M. Bilio (Germany)
1980-1982 Prof. Dr. G. Persoone (Belgium)
1982-1984 Dr. H. Rosenthal (Germany)
1984-1986 Dr. A. Jones (UK)
1986-1988 Prof. Dr. H. Ackefors (Sweden)
1988-1990 Dr. J.J. Sabaut (France)
1990-1992 Dr. J. Joyce (Ireland)
1992-1994 Mr. B. Myrseth (Norway)
1994-1996 Dr. M. Poxton (UK)
1996-1998 Dr. P. Lavens (Belgium)
1998-2000 Dr. P. Ferlin (France)
2000-2002 Dr. R. Flos (Spain)
2002-2004 Mr. M. New (UK)
2004-2006 Dr. J. Verreth (The Netherlands)
2006-2008 Dr. L. Varadi (Hungary)
2008-2010 Prof. Dr. S. Stead (UK)
2010-2012 Dr. Y. Harache (France)
2012-2014 Mr. K. Maroni (Norway)
EAS Honorary Life Members
Dr. G. Ravagnan (Italy, since 1981)
Dr. E. Monten (Sweden, since 1987 †)
Dr. Chevassus-au-Louis (France, since 1989)
Dr. E. Edwards (UK, since 1991)
Dr. P. Hjul (UK, since 1993 †)
Prof. Dr. T. R. Gjedrem (Norway, since 1995)
Mr. J. Bally (Martinique, since 1997)
Dr. C. Nash (USA, since 2000)
Mr. C. Hough (UK and Belgium, since 2010)
Dr. P. Divanach (Greece, since 2011)
Prof. P. Sorgeloos (Belgium, since 2012)
Mr. M. New (UK, since 2014).
EAS Award for distinguished services
Prof. Dr. G. Persoone (Belgium)
Prof. Dr. N. De Pauw (Belgium)
Dr. Y. Harache (France)
Prof. Dr. S. Stead (UK)
Past Boards of Directors
Full details of Board members, Officers and National Representatives since the founding of EAS