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ASC supports Ghana aquaculture development

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Aiming to discuss the potential of sustainable aquaculture development across the region, ASC members joined scientists and policymakers from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and the UK at a workshop in Accra.

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Roy Van Daatselaar, ASC Improver Programme leader, sees strong potential in Ghana's aquaculture industry


Organised by the UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in collaboration with the World Economic Forum’s Blue Food Partnership Ghana Initiative with their leading local partner, the Chamber of Aquaculture Ghana, the One Health Aquaculture workshop provided the platform for attendees to discuss the benefits and potential of sustainable aquaculture development for Ghana.

“We are proud to support the Blue Foods Partnership (BFP) in Ghana and work towards the collective improvement of aquaculture as part of responsible food systems,” said ASC Improver Programme leader Roy van Daatselaar, according to a press release from the organisation.

“Ghana is a frontrunner in Africa when it comes to professionalising and transforming its local aquaculture industry. Through collaboration, investments and research, the potential to contribute to the regional food security agenda is promising. Responsible aquaculture is key in this vision and ASC is happy to support the industry in Ghana towards success,” he added.

During the workshop, attendees discussed key topics such as environmental and social responsibility within the industry, the potential of new and emerging technologies to improve safety in aquaculture production and fish health management practices, and how innovative risk assessment tools can manage chemical and pathogen hazards across the supply chain.

“The ASC meeting provided a unique opportunity for the members of the Chamber, Blue Food Partnership Ghana Initiative and other stakeholders to understand the ASC certification process, its benefits, and its impact on sustainability. The presentation by the ASC team was excellent. This was one of the best networking events organised by the Chamber of Aquaculture,” commented Jacob Adzikah, chief executive of the Ghana Chamber of Aquaculture.

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