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FAO to run genetic boost programme in aquaculture

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FAO will run an aquaculture project in Cuba. (Photo: CINU)

CUBA :The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will develop a genetic boost programme in Cuba for freshwater fish.

 

This program includes training and presentation of fish families, as Carlos Pulgarín, FAO officer in the office of this company in Panama, serving the Caribbean and Central America, reported to Prensa Latina.

FAO officer participated in the V International Symposium on Aquaculture (Acuacuba 2015), held last week in Havana.

The idea is to start running the project this year in Base Business Unit (UEB) El Dique, belonging to Aquaculture Technique Development Business located in Loma de Tierra, in the municipality of Cotorro, Havana province.

The objective of this programme is to help obtain more efficient fish through genetic improvement. To this end, it will have a training and consulting component, with the participation of 20 to 50 researchers, technicians and farmers working in the country in tilapia breeding and fattening, said the director of the UEB, Zenaida Arboleya.

Experts from Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador, Uruguay, Cuba and Puerto Rico participated in 2015 Acuacuba.

In this event the best technology and solutions that provide a greater amount of high value protein for human and animal consumption were assessed, preserving the environment in order to achieve sustainable development.FIS

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