The Brussels Briefing on the topic of “Fish-farming: The new driver of the blue economy” was held on 3rd of July 2013, at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels.
More than 70 participants discussed successes and shared lessons from the field of fish-farming, by emphasizing its role for the growth of the blue-economies of the ACP countries.
The event consisted of two parts: the first provided an overview of the key concepts, existing systems, challenges and opportunities in aquaculture, especially for ACP countries, by addressing the main issues involved in the aquaculture sector, in terms of: food and nutrition security, health management, and sustainability; the second panel presented proven actions in fish-farming corresponding to the regions of Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific.
Potential of Aquaculture in ACP Countries
– Study on the Potential of Aquaculture in ACP Countries (2014) Stirling University / CTA
– Study on the Potential of Aquaculture in Africa (2015) Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR)-Bunda / CTA
– Study on the Potential of Aquaculture in the Caribbean (2014) CRFM / CTA
– Study on the Potential of Aquaculture in the Pacific (2014) SPC / CTA
Below you may find the programme of the event, photos, the presentations of the speakers, as well as other useful information:
New! on the subjects of ‘Fish-farming and aquaculture’
Reader (extensive research on the topic)
Biodata of the speakers
Panel 1: Fish-farming: the pathway towards a blue revolution?
Chair: H.E. Felix Edobor Awanbor, Ambassador of Nigeria [Video]
– Organic aquaculture and sustainable fisheries – ecolabelling and aquaculture certification
Mark Prein, Advisor for the “Promotion of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture”, GIZ [Video|Presentation]
Panel 1 Debate
Panel 2: Proven successes in Fish-farming and lessons learned from the field
View below the video interview CTA Brussels conducted with Milton Haughton on the fisheries sector in the Caribbean: