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Valuable links made at Malaysia meet - aquaculture group

GUYANA - The National Aquaculture Association of Guyana (NAAG) and the Ministry of Agriculture said that with the latest information on research and technology, they have been able to make valuable links to stakeholders in the industry.

In a statement NAAG said it was able to net these and other benefits at the Tilapia 2007 Conference and Trade Show and the Fourth Meeting of the Tilapia Aquaculture Dialogue (TAD) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The group said it also obtained data on industry developments and market trends related to Tilapia and aquaculture and it reported on the recent developments in both areas, in Guyana.

A good selection of recent trends and developments in areas of the global tilapia industry including production and processing, markets and marketing and technological developments was also showcased at the conference. About 400 delegates from industry, government, academia and potential investors and marketers attended; which provided an opportunity for Guyana to acquire additional technical expertise; gain firsthand knowledge of the global tilapia business; form links and partnerships with relevant individuals and companies and to promote the country's emerging aquaculture sector. NAAG reported that the research results and technical decisions taken at the Mon Repos Aquaculture Station have been corroborated by research in other parts of the world in areas such as pond management, the use of the YY super male tilapias and market-led strategies.

Source: StabroekNews