Prince stresses global importance of aquaculture

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
27 September 2006, at 1:00am

NORWAY - The importance of aquaculture for rural and developing economies was underlined today by Norway's Crown Prince. Speaking at AquaVision 2006 in Stavanger, Crown Prince Haakon said that aquaculture offers a means of providing people around the world with healthy nutritious food. He went on: "In addition, it flourishes where conditions are optimum and that tends to be in remote rural areas, where it brings employment and income. "In many developing countries, aquaculture is contributing significantly to the expansion of their economies. As the Food and Agriculture Organisation has observed, it is the only means by which the world of tomorrow can be provided with fish." The Crown Prince who was opening the AquaVision event in Stavanger, the sixth in a series of aquaculture business conferences, addressed a record attendance of more than 450 delegates from over 30 countries and representing all major and many emerging aquaculture regions around the world. Source: FishUpdate