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Thursday, March 30, 2017

31/03/2017: Aquaculture America 2017

Exploring new frontiers in aquaculture 

Texas and Mexico go together like beans on toast. Totally apposing cuisines and cultures but ones that work wonderfully together.

While Texas might be a frontier state it is certainly not a border state. It’s a land – which is certainly larger than many European countries – which changed hands in the 1830s and where today two cultures come together to appreciate what each has to offer.

 
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A wall on its southern border?

No matter how high, it won’t diminish the beneficial relationship that both Texan’s and Mexicans enjoy in the state of Texas today.

Arriving in this southern city of San Antonio, just ahead of a sweeping tornado that skirted the city in the middle of a very warm winter, Aquaculture America 2017 attracted the best in aspiring agriculturists and supporting industries to its downtown convention centre.

Not only was the convention centre right in the heart of this city, which offers an unbelievable ‘River Walk’, but it’s right-alongside ‘The Alamo’ – an historic a church mission-turned-fortress where some 180 men plus civilians tried to defend local settlements against a Mexican army of over 6000 men and began the Texas Revolution.

Mexican and US citizens visit this state shrine, which was re-built in the early 20th century, in equal number along with foreign visitors.

Many of the attendees at AA2017 took the opportunity to visit in the free-time afforded between the 57-plus sessions which ran from Monday through to Wednesday in mid-February.

This was an event of immense proportion in terms of the knowledge being presented and shared.

For agriculturists this was the ultimate venue for networking with several social events to ensure there were those opportunities to meet old colleagues and make new friends unexpectedly.


Read the full event review HERE.

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