32. Fish-farming

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.


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’

Programme and Background Note

Reader (extensive research on the topic)



Biodata of the speakers

Recording of the Briefing:
Part 1
Part 2

Panel 1: Fish-farming: the pathway towards a blue revolution?

Chair: H.E. Felix Edobor Awanbor, Ambassador of Nigeria [Video]

 Overview of the significance of fish-farming sector: challenges and opportunities
David Little, Professor of Aquatic Resources and Development, University of Stirling, UK [Video|Presentation]

– Aquaculture nutrition: addressing the long-term sustainability of the sector
Patrick Sorgeloos, Professor of Aquaculture, Ghent University, Belgium [Video|Presentation|Video Interview]

-Risk analysis and health management in aquaculture
Rohana Subasinghe, Senior Aquaculture Officer, FAO  [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

– Drivers of success in aquaculture across Africa
Sloans Chimatiro, Senior Fisheries Advisor, NEPAD [Video|Presentation|Video Interview]

– Opportunities for aquaculture development in the Caribbean
Milton Haughton, Executive Director, Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) [Video|Presentation]

View below the video interview CTA Brussels conducted with Milton Haughton on the fisheries sector in the Caribbean:

– Aquaculture development: trends and successes in the Pacific
Tim Pickering, Inland Aquaculture Specialist, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) [Video|Presentation]

Panel 2 Debate


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