Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Aquaculture in Minas Gerais grows by 30 percent over two years

Statistics from the Federal Superintendent of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA) in Minas Gerais reveal that between 2008 and 2009, the aquaculture production chain grew on average by 30 percent, while between 2002 and 2007, that growth was 10 percent. Meanwhile, at the national level, aquaculture has increased on average by 10 percent, reports Agrosoft.

"Besides being an activity that requires little capital to those who only produce, the National Bank of Economic and Social Development (BNDES) is firm to help develop new businesses in the area," said the coordinator of the agency, Lucas Rocha Carneiro. According to the latest census conducted in the state of Minas Gerais, 29 percent of the surveyed producers were cultivating more than 11 million units of ornamental fish. 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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