GOAL 2011 confirmed the pressing need for aquaculture to increase seafood production and identified key challenges such expansion will face. Program highlights from the Global Aquaculture Alliance's GOAL 2011 conference in Santiago, Chile, will be presented during this special "Mini-GOAL" session, March 12, 10:30 am - noon at International Boston Seafood Show (Room 153AB, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center).
Seating is limited for this event. Participants must purchase a Silver or Gold Passport as part of their registration for the International Boston Seafood Show. Click here.
Global Demand And Production
Review current and projected fish and shrimp production. World Bank assessment: Seafood consumption will rise 20% in emerging markets and aquaculture will grow up to 85% by 2030.
Animal health management will be crucial during industry expansion. Witness how collaboration led Chile's salmon aquaculture industry to a strong recovery from the impacts of ISA.
Grain production is up, but so are non-food uses. Exports of animal-based ingredients are rising, as well as applications for soy. Will there be enough fishmeal and fish oil in 20 years?
Although efficient, aquaculture has impacts on the environment and elsewhere. To improve practices, varied stakeholders must work together to apply new ideas based on science.
Aquaculture is primed for growth and attractive for investment. Its large scale and good profit margins should bring in new capital for development that could cost billions.
Africa and other developing countries will likely become greater consumers of seafood. Cooperative efforts among investors, retailers and host countries should yield benefits for dedicated parties.