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Sourcing Environmentally Friendly Aquaculture

by the Fish Site Editor
24 June 2011, at 1:00am

NORWAY - AquaNor has announced the akvARENA SEA 2011: "Food supply from environmentally friendly aquaculture - a dream or reality" conference, which will feature at the AquaNor 2011 event.

The conference is to be held on 18 August 2011 in Hall G, 12pm-4.45pm.

Aquaculture is predicted to be very important for future global provision of food. The aquaculture industry is currently undergoing rapid development and has great potential for an increase in food production.

Most commercial food productions are affecting the environment and aquaculture is no exception. Governments in important areas like the Americas, EU and South East Asia seek to develop aquaculture in order to secure the supply of food.

On the other hand, important NGO groups are concerned about how food production is affecting the environment e.g. the situation regarding the wild stocks (overfishing and genetic influence), the bio-security situation (fish welfare, fish health), discharges and aquaculture occupying areas. Many politicians are also supporting this view, and therefore there is potential for an increased conflict.

In addition to food security and environmental issues, food safety is an important factor. Politicians all over the world are concerned about declining wild fish stocks and are establishing limiting values for ingredients in fish feed. Are these limitations too strict?

Regardless of which part of the world we are addressing, increased aquaculture production has dilemmas - and this conference will present and debate some of the most important questions.

AquaNor proudly presents some of the invited speakers at the conference:

  • Kristine Gramstad, State secretary in The Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs in Norway: Environmental sustainability - a prerequisite for further growth.
  • Alf Helge Aarskog, Chief Executive Officer Marine Harvest ASA: Food-security and environmental issues; can the world manage without farming the oceans?
  • Jos Villalon, Director Aquaculture Programme, WWF: Standards for responsible aquaculture.
  • Felipe Matias, Brazilian Secretary of Aquaculture Development and Executive Secretary of Aquaculture Network of Americas: Brazil - aquaculture production and conservation policies - is it possible to combine?
  • Karl Alms, Director of SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture. Is technology the answer to increased aquaculture production?
  • Rohana Subasinghe, Senior Aquaculture Officer Fisheries and Aquaculture in FAO: Requirement and availability of feed input.

For registration please see: www.sea2011.no

the Fish Site Editor