Japan aids in development of Guyanan aquaculture sector

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
3 March 2007, at 12:00am

JAPAN - Robert Persaud, Minister of Agriculture met with a team from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Thursday for discussions circling areas of cooperation in the aquaculture and pelagic (deep sea) sector.

The ministry, said the objective of the visit is to formulate a master plan on the sustainable use of fisheries resources for coastal community development in the Caribbean. The discussions focused on the development and management of the large pelagic species in Guyana and support for the country's aquaculture development expansion, the release said.

The Japan team includes Assistant Director of the Overseas Fisheries Cooperation, Fisheries Agency of Japan, Shingo Ota, the JICA's Senior Assistant to the Director General on Rural Development Mori Takashi, and it's Programme Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean Isa Kohei.

The minister said Guyana already has a base to develop the sector and with Japanese assistance the region as a whole can benefit.

The meeting was hosted at the minister's office.