The Founder: Aquaculture without Borders

The founder of Aquaculture without borders has vast experince in aquaculture, fisheries and seafood industry. Some of the projects he undertook are

•Selection of small sized artemia cysts under field conditions – Institutional University Cooperation programme (IUC) VLIR-UOS Project
•Implementation of fisheries management (IFMP) plan –EU project: Bottom trawl and Hydroacoustic survey to determine the status of fish stock to provide data necessary for fisheries management and decision making.
•Tilapia cage culture Research Project
•PDA/CRSP-Pond Dynamics/ Aquaculture Collaborative Research Supportive Programme- USAID FUNDED

What is aquaculture

According to wikipedia.org, Aquaculture is the farming of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, algae, and other aquatic organisms. Aquaculture involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish. It is less commonly spelled aquiculture, and is also known as aquafarming. Mariculture refers to aquaculture practiced in marine environments and in underwater habitats.

Aquaculture experts want increased Tilapia production to boost export

(tribuneonlineng.com) IN a bid to boost fish export, fish farmers in the country were on Friday in Lagos urged to scale up Tilapia farming. Aquaculture experts told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that mass production of Tilapia would help to meet the ever-increasing demands for Tilapia in Europe and the U.S.

A consultant and manager of Premium Aquaculture, Mr Raju Govin, an Indian, said the demand for Tilapia globally was on the increase, stressing the need to boost local production. “Tilapia is an African fish but is being cultured worldwide.

“Currently, the U.S. is the major consumer of Tilapia and the demand for it is ever increasing,” he told NAN. Govin said there was the need to step up awareness on the export potential of Tilapia, though catfish remains a staple in Nigeria…….

Panama will promote mass production of tilapia fish to meet national demand

(panamatoday.com) Producers from the central province of Coclé and government agencies are developing a mass production plan for tilapia fish focused on meeting the national demand that this product has had in recent years, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MIDA) informed on Saturday.

With the advice of MIDA, the Water Resources Authority of Panama and a company specializing in the cultivation of tilapia fingerlings will promote a project in all the provinces of the country to offer it to lagging or subsistence producers, and improve their product to market it, detailed a press release.

The Aquaculture Panama Company dedicated to genetic improvement, advice and production of fish, was the first in the province of Coclé that performs actions for the mass rearing of that fish………

Seed porters backbone of aquaculture

(thehindu.com) Bring live seed packed in boxes from hatchery to pond
Aqua seed porters seen in every nook and corner of coastal belt between Godavari and Guntur districts, became a backbone of the flourishing aquaculture in the State. The seed porters play a pivotal role in bringing the seed, mostly Vannamei species, from the hatchery or seed pond to the pond prepared for cultivation. Packed in the Styrofoam boxes, the seed porters carry the live seed on the two-wheelers and each porter covers a maximum of up to 40 kilometres a day………

Brussels motivates EU regions to bet on aquaculture

(fis.com) Aquaculture is showing signs of recovery in the European Union (EU), after more than a decade of stagnation.

The sector had 4 percent growth in volume and 8 percent in value between 2014 and 2015, and its profits exceeded EUR 400 million euro. Currently, it is generating more value than ever before, assures the European executive.

According to the European Commission, strong cooperation with the national authorities to remove barriers to growth have led the industry to succeed. As a result, many governments have been taking steps to reduce bureaucracy.

European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella emphasized at the Farmed in the EU Regions conference, the need for even greateracceptance of the regions of the European bloc.

“Aquaculture can deliver local food and local jobs in an environment-friendly way. The planning, authorisation, and ultimately the success of aquaculture in the EU lie in the hands of our regions and Member States. We count on you to support investment in this promising industry”, Commissioner Vella said……

Aquaculture and urban farming key to UAE food security

http://gulfnews.com/news. Abu Dhabi: The UAE will promote innovations in aquaculture and urban farming to ensure food security, a top official told Gulf News on Thursday.
“Aquaculture and urban farming have a lot of potential in the UAE,” said Mariam Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Food Security, on the sidelines of a press conference to announce the details of a global conference on food security to be held in Abu Dhabi next week.

Aquaculture is the farming of fish and other aquatic organisms in controlled conditions, even in the desert.
Al Muhairi said technologies are avalailabe in the market and some private companies in the UAE have already proven the viability of aquaculture…….