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Fisheries specialists recommend a greater role for women in aquaculture

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Training women in aquaculture tasks. (Photo: Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture)

INDIA :Fisheries scientists recommended a greater role for women self-help groups to boost aquaculture production in the country.

The specialists state that women could play a key role in the development of the aquaculture sector through the creation of small-scale entrepreneurship in the cultivation of ornamental fish fry breeding, the culture of live food for fish larvae, fattening crabs, rearing crab seed, shell crafts and pearl culture, among other activities.

Feed capable of increasing tilapia's nutritional value under testing

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EGYPT :As part of a new project, WorldFish scientists will begin to experiment with feed ingredients that can increase the nutritional value of tilapia.

AquaLINC, funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), aims to increase supplies of fish that are more affordable and have a higher nutritional content for consumers in Egypt and Bangladesh.

Mexico raises a position in FAO fishery production ranking

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MEXICO :Mexico has managed to move from 17th to 16th position in the ranking of FAO’s international fishery production from 2012 to date.

This has been achieved thanks to public policies implemented during the current administration and the private and social sector participation, said the national commissioner of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Mario Aguilar Sanchez, during his speech at the first forum "Strengthening social participation in fisheries public policy."

Supplier helps boost Four-Star BAP tilapia

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UNITED STATES :The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Fishin' Company by which the US supplier will encourage its tilapia processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills to join the iBAP programme, so as to obtain the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

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