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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

21/03/2017: AwF – UK unique

by Clifford Spencer

There are several national AwF organisations, so you may be pondering what makes this one special


Clifford Spencer
In this column I’m going to discuss what AwF UK’s USP’s are and what really is going to make it stand out from the crowd.

The UK organisation will carry out all of the original aims and objectives of the founding versions plus a few more. We will promote responsible aquaculture and techniques, pay special attention to alleviating poverty, provide technical and managerial expertise of our profession from students to retirees.

We will demonstrate simple techniques for facility construction, resource use, farm operation and management, and for product consumption and sale, not to mention training others.

We will also cooperate with existing NGO’s, work at both the grass roots and industry level, seek integration of aquaculture with other income and food generating activities, go for long-term, well designed, operated and monitored projects that are assessed for efficiency and be transparent and accountable.

We have close ties with the African continent and plan to be heavily involved in developing and encouraging the varying forms of aquaculture there. Indeed our next activity is to work with the World Aquaculture Society in its inaugural conference in Cape Town in June this year.

An initial meeting has already taken place in South Africa with the event organisers and a further meeting will take place this month in Texas at Aquaculture America in particular, to work with those setting up an African chapter of the World Aquaculture Society.

We are also hosting an event there and providing speakers to promote Aquaculture America, as well as speakers aiming to promote African aquaculture, one of who will be representative of the African Union.

Read the full article HERE.

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