Marine aquaculture tabled in Eastern Cape

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
5 July 2007, at 1:00am

CAPE TOWN Round-table talks on the development of marine aquaculture in South Africa got under way in Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape yesterday.

Opening the event, environmental affairs director-general Pam Yako told delegates aquaculture held “a great potential to meet the challenge of poverty, and at the same time alleviate the burden of over-harvesting in our oceans”.

Attending are representatives from the aquaculture and fishing industry, communities, labour and government.

Key issues include training and skills development, the economics of aquaculture, technological needs and environmental protection.

Source: Citizen