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22-25 Sept: Global conference on aquaculture
  • :2010-09-22 To 2010-09-25
  • :Phuket, Thailand

In 1976, FAO held the first ever global conference on aquaculture, the Kyoto Conference, which explored opportunities for aquaculture development and triggered the recognition of aquaculture as a significant food production sector. Ten years after the millennium conference, with aquaculture now providing nearly 50 percent of global food fish supplies, FAO in partnership with NACA and the Thai Department of Fisheries, are organizing the Global Conference on Aquaculture 2010, to evaluate where the sector stands today and face the challenges and opportunities.

Plenary lectures together with six regional reviews and one global synthesis will set the scene for six thematic sessions and associated expert panel discussions on key aspects of aquaculture development and management in the coming decades. The conference will provide a global forum to build consensus to advance sustainable aquaculture development and contribute to the Millennium Development Goals.

23 -25 Feb: Small Indigenous Fish Species in Aquaculture in India: Can They Play a Role in Poverty Alleviation and Food Security
  • :2010-02-23 To 2010-02-25
  • :Kolkata, West Bengal

The objectives of the above workshop are to:
- Provide a forum for people working in freshwater fisheries and aquaculture to exchange views about the role of small indigenous freshwater fish species in enhancing rural food and livelihood security and in conserving biodiversity;
- Discuss the socio-economic and cultural context for culture and capture of small indigenous species with a view to enhancing access, especially of women, to better income, livelihood and nutritional security.
- Propose developing policy space for sustainable use of small indigenous fish species in fisheries and aquaculture.

15-19 Feb: Technical consultation on the guidelines on aquaculture certification
  • :2010-02-15 To 2010-02-19
  • :Rome, Italy

Aquaculture certification