Brazilian aquaculture progress shown in Turkey
An event coordinated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank in Turkey has served as the backdrop for the Brazilian government to highlight the progress made by the country in aquaculture development.
At the meeting, held this week in Izmir, the secretary of Aquaculture Planning and Ordinance of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA), Felipe Matias, talked about the progress that this sector has experienced in recent years.
“The aquaculture industry in the country is based on social, environmental and economic sustainability,” stressed the official, who has extensive experience in setting up aquaculture parks and in the procedures to carry out studies on delimitation and zoning as well as calculation of his production, management and monitoring capacity.
“Aquaculture parks provide many advances and we are now working to solve the difficulties encountered, such as management and monitoring,” added Matias.
In addition, he stressed that the government has implemented concession policies for water use in order to develop aquaculture as a tool to increase fish production in the country. In this sense, he also highlighted the preparation of the 2015-2020 Brazilian Aquaculture Development Plan.
The main objective of the meeting, which concluded on Wednesday in Turkey, was to bring together international experts in order to enrich the exchange of views and encourage the submission of alternatives for the management of measures focusing on aquaculture zoning and monitoring the sites where aquaculture is developed.
The experts participating in this meeting shared case studies related to aquaculture parks and aquaculture management from 10 countries: Turkey, the Philippines, Chile, Indonesia, Oman, Uganda, Mexico, China, Scotland and Brazil.
It is expected that the conclusions of the event will serve as a basis for a practical guide on public policies.