Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Stirling hosts FAO workshop on aquaculture carrying capacity

The University of Stirling recently hosted a meeting of world experts on global aquaculture carrying capacity and site selection. The meeting was organised by Professor Lindsay Ross, Dr Trevor Telfer and Dr Richard Corner, from the Institute of Aquaculture and was funded through the Institute by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

An international group of aquaculture experts attended the workshop from 6th to 9th December 2010, to discuss current practice and to contribute to development of a future framework for global aquaculture carrying capacity and site selection. This was done against the backdrop of the aquaculture industry needing to increase production globally, by 30 million tonnes in the next 40 years to meet demand, in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable way. The effort also coincided with the recent publication of the FAO document on an Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture (EAA).

Aquaculture experts from Europe, Scandinavia, Latin America, the USA and Canada, North, South and West Africa, Asia and China contributed regional reviews; whilst others submitted specific subject reviews (on socio-economics, environment, legislation and policy, technology and modelling approaches). Participants attended the workshop to present and discuss their ideas and views to colleagues. Read more...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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