|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. Flhchter (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)
|EAS has four principal objectives
|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 two years, normally during the Aquaculture Europe event.
All members (with the exception of E-members) have equal voting rights, each carrying one vote.
| The EAS Board of Directors 2012-2014:
President: Kjell MARONI (Norway) President-Elect: Sachi KAUSHIK (France) Past-president: Yves HARACHE (France) Treasurer: Margriet DROUILLON (Belgium) Other Board members: Maria Teresa DINIS (Portugal), Arne FREDHEIM (Norway), Diego MENDIOLA (Spain), Elene MENTE (Greece) and Aad SMAAL (The Netherlands).
|Past EAS 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)
|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).
EAS Award for distinguished services
Prof. Dr. G. Persoone
Prof. Dr. N. De Pauw