The Brussels Briefing on fish-farming: The new driver of the blue economy was held July 3, 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.
The meeting was webstreamed, and the videos can be viewed online.
In addition to the complete program, in two videos, you can also view background data and powerpoints.
Also available, videos of the following presentations:
Panel 1: Fish-farming: the pathway towards a blue revolution? (Chair: H.E. Felix Edobor Awanbor, Ambassador of Nigeria)
- David Little, Professor of Aquatic Resources and Development, University of Stirling, UK
Overview of the significance of fish-farming sector: challenges and opportunities
- Patrick Sorgeloos, Professor of Aquaculture, Ghent University, Belgium
Aquaculture nutrition: addressing the long-term sustainability of the sector[You can also watch a short video interview that CTA Brussels has conducted with Mr. Sorgeloos after the Briefing here]
-Rohana Subasinghe, Senior Aquaculture Officer, FAO
Risk analysis and health management in aquaculture
- Marc Prein, Advisor for the “Promotion of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture”, GIZ
Organic aquaculture and sustainable fisheries – ecolabelling and aquaculture certification
Panel 1: Debate
Panel 2: Proven successes in Fish-farming and lessons learned from the field
- Sloans Chimatiro, Senior Fisheries Advisor, NEPAD
Drivers of success in aquaculture across Africa
- Milton Haughton, Executive Director, Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)
Opportunities for aquaculture development in the Caribbean
- Tim Pickering, Inland Aquaculture Specialist, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Aquaculture development: trends and successes in the Pacific
Panel 2: Debate
A video interview CTA Brussels conducted with Milton Haughton on the fisheries sector in the Caribbean
A short video interview that CTA Brussels conducted with Dr. Sorgeloos after the Briefing here
This event marked the 32nd edition of the Brussels Development Briefings – a regular event organized in Brussels by the Technical Centre for Agriculture (CTA) – in collaboration with the European Commission, the ACP Group, and other partners – on key issues and challenges for rural development in the context of EU/ACP cooperation.