Aquaculture for all

Aquaculture Is The Future

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AUSTRALIA - Global aquaculture experts are meeting in Adelaide to discuss strategies and technologies to develop a sustainable bluefin tuna industry.

It was announced recently that Australia's catch quota would be cut by nearly 25 per cent over the next two years.

Port Lincoln fisherman Hagan Stehr told ABC News that there is now a recognition that aquaculture is the only viable way of meeting a growing global demand for seafood.

"What we are trying to do now is create a sustainable industry for the world," he said. "This has gone past South Australia or past Australia, this is the world event. The scientists came together to learn as much as they can from us, to be able to create a tuna sector which is sustainable for the future."

Mr Stehr says about 100 experts are involved in the meeting.

"Propagation of seafood is the step into the future. There is nothing else," he said.

"That is the only way we will be eating seafood into the years ahead and anyone who invests in sustainable aquaculture practices will make it big time in the future."

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