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Future of Africa's Aquaculture Discussed in London

NIGERIA - The future of Africa's fisheries and aquaculture development will be discussed today at the Commonwealth Foundation in London.

It explained that "the purpose of the policy discussion in London is to help improve awareness of the challenges facing Africa's fisheries and its economic growth through the management of fisheries and the development of aquaculture, and to identify policy Constraints."

According to the Guardian, the talks followed the endorsement of the NEPAD action plan for the development of Africa's fisheries and aquaculture by African Heads of State and Government on August 25 2005.

The Guardian have said that NEPAD and its partners have spearheaded investments in critical areas in inland and marine fisheries as well as aquaculture.

Representatives of the WorldFish Centre, NEPAD and the Forum for Agriculture Res earch in Africa (FARA) will present papers at the occasion, jointly organised by Prof. Trond Biomadal on behalf of WorldFish Centre, the Nigerian High Commission e r in London, and the Commonwealth Foundation.