Monday, June 9, 2014

09/06/14: Greater collaboration in fisheries and aquaculture vital for trade and investment growth

Austrade is looking to advance greater collaboration between the Australian aquaculture industry and Indian Ocean and East Asian regional markets.
Representatives from the fisheries and aquaculture industries of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mauritius and the UAE are attending World Aquaculture 2014 in Adelaide from 7-11 June, 2014.
The event is hosted by Government of South Australia and has attracted representatives from all over the world.
“Australia has a strong reputation as a producer and supplier of safe, high quality seafood as well as world class expertise and technologies that are in demand by other markets as they improve their own seafood and aquaculture industries”, Austrade’s Chennai-based Trade Commissioner, Michael Carter said.
“We have developed a three year plan to promote this expertise and identify opportunities for increased trade and investment in overseas markets, including the Indian Ocean regions of South Asia, the Gulf States and also East Asia,” he said.
At the conference Austrade is promoting opportunities for collaboration between Australian business and visiting companies and organisations across the full spectrum of the seafood and aquaculture supply chain, including support to Australian companies to identify ways to access opportunities and partnerships.
"Our strategy across all markets focuses on collaboration in policy, research, equipment, technology, skills & services or as it is known ‘PRETSS’,” he said.
On Tuesday 10 June, there are a number of Austrade plenary sessions which will illustrate market opportunities for Australian companies to explore areas of collaboration in sustainable fisheries management.
The 2014 World Aquaculture Conference is the perfect forum to initiate contact and investigate pathways for trade and investment and also demonstrate Australia’s capability in sustainable fisheries management & aquaculture.
“It is vital given growing food and nutritional security concerns that we look for opportunities to collaborate across the industry with our trading partners in Asia and develop closer alliances to set us up well for the future and long term sustainable growth,” said Mr Carter.
 The Aquaculturists
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