Sponsor message

Are you trying to break into aquaculture industry or already working in the field and looking to gain additional expertise for career development?

Abalone Aquaculture Dialogue Set for Cape Town

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
23 January 2009, at 12:00am

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - The development of global standards for certifying farmed abalone will be the focus of the next meeting of the Abalone Aquaculture Dialogue, to be held February 16-17 in Cape Town, South Africa. The standards will help minimize the eight key environmental and social impacts associated with abalone production.

Also at the meeting, participants will identify people to serve on the steering committee that will manage the Dialogue process. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) coordinates the Dialogue but has an equal voice in the roundtable discussions, reports Fish Farmer Magazine.

"Your voice will be heard if you come to the meeting," WWF Aquaculture Program Officer Colin Brannen told Fish Farmer. "The steering committee will use input from participants to build consensus on a set of standards that will encourage innovation and increased sustainability in the abalone industry."

This will be the second meeting of the abalone Dialogue. At the inaugural meeting, held in Australia in April, producers, conservationists, academics and other abalone industry stakeholders identified the key impacts associated with abalone farming and agreed on overarching goals (a.k.a., principles) to address those impacts. The impacts discussed relate to biosecurity, genetics and the ecosystem effects of abalone aquaculture.

Sponsor message

UMass Sustainable Aquaculture Online Courses

Aquaculture is an increasingly important source of safe, nutritious, and sustainable seafood for people worldwide. Globally, aquaculture production must double by 2030 to keep pace with demand. These increases in demand for aquaculture products, food security considerations, and job creation have generated an increased need for skilled workers.

Discover how you can be part of this rapidly expanding industry.