Thursday, June 2, 2011

Panama: Aquatic animal health program 2011

A major international conference will help to demonstrate the important contribution of aquatic animal health programs to improving aquaculture productivity and sustainability, and alleviating poverty globally. The World Association for Animal Health (OIE) Conference on Aquatic Animal Health, will take place on June 28 - 30, 2011 in Panama.

The conference will help to raise awareness of the need for good governance of Aquatic Animal Health Services (both governmental and private sector), and the involvement of veterinarians and other partners in assuring the production of aquaculture products that are safe for human consumption and appropriately certified to meet international trade requirements.

Aquaculture is one of the world's fastest growing industries and already provides nearly 50 percent of the seafood and high quality animal protein for the growing human population. 

As aquaculture develops and expands in all regions of the world, there is an increasing need for improved aquatic animal health to increase production, and to facilitate safe trade in aquatic animals and their products. The goal is to help feed the global population while avoiding risks to human health, aquatic animal health, and the aquatic environment. 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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