Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sustainable aquaculture can be beneficial to Jamaica

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry says the aquaculture sub-sector can be beneficial for Jamaica, if it is adequately sustained, and made competitive.

Speaking at the opening of the first regional aquaculture development planning workshop at the Four Seasons Hotel in Kingston, on 14 March, Mr Stanberry cited the increased demand for fresh water fish across the world, with this being the fastest growing sub-sector for food of animal origin.

Mr Stanberry stressed that Jamaica therefore needs to tap into this market, adding that with the depleting fish stock, the sub-sector can provide significant relief to marine resources, as well as sustainable income for those involved. 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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