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Congress Meets Aquaculture Research, Market and Public Managers

Gemma Hyland
22 November 2013, at 12:00am

BRAZIL - The IV Brazilian Congress of Aquaculture Native Species begins on in Bethlehem is the first time that the state capital hosts the event, sponsored this edition by Embrapa Amaznia Oriental in partnership with the Brazilian Society of Biology and Aquaculture Aquatic (Aquabio).

The program runs until November 23. Around 700 participants have registered for the event, including researchers, farmers, students, technicians and extension related to the sector.

Congress proposes an exchange of information about new technologies in aquaculture management, discussing the difficulties in farming of aquatic organisms in different regions of the country and raising demands for scientific research.

According to the chairman of the conference committee, researcher Alexandra Bentes, the event happens first in the northern region and brings together work on fish and other aquatic species.

"The proposal is to also include research and initiatives involving the creation of shrimp, oysters, alligators, frogs, turtles and even algae," he says.

The requirement, however, is that all these organisms living in contact with water are native the Brazilian territory.

Topics to be discussed involve reproduction, breeding and larval rearing; licensing and environmental legislation, health and nutrition, health and wellness, production and management, and technology and processing of native animals of Brazilian aquatic fauna.