NACA was selected by the World Bank to implement a 6 day training program on "Good Aquaculture Practices" in Surabaya, Indonesia from 17-22 June 2013 under the on-going World Bank Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) initiative. NACA implemented the activity in collaboration with the Directorate of Processing and Marketing and Directorate of Aquaculture under the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Government of Indonesia. The objective of this training was to deliver a comprehensive certificate level aquaculture food safety and supply chain management training program aimed at providing factory level food safety supervisors and managers and government inspection staff with sufficient competency to design and implement Good Aquaculture Practices (GAqP) through the supply chain including food safety management systems and HACCP.
NACA was pleased to coordinate an aquaculture study tour to Bangladesh, Vietnam and Thailand from 19-26 April for a delegation of twelve fisheries development officials from Assam, India. The delegation included Mr Sri Hemanta Narzary, Commissioner and Secretary for Fisheries; Mr Sri Kailash Chang Damria, State Project Director for the ARIAS Society, Mr Sri Siddhartha Purkayastha, Deputy Directory of Fisheries, and district fisheries development and extension officers.
The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has just launched the Aquaculture Feed and Fertilizer Resources Information System (AFFRIS). AFFRIS provides information on globally important aquaculture feed, feed ingredients, fertilizers and nutrient resources. Associated guidelines describe how to use this information in order to optimize on-farm feeding and feed management strategies, including nutritional profiles of commercially-important selected aquaculture species.
Under the FAO technical cooperation project (TCP/VIE/3304 (E)) Emergency assistance to control the spread of an unknown disease affecting shrimp, this final technical consultation on “Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) or Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Syndrome (APHNS) of Cultured Shrimp” was jointly organised by FAO and Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development from 25-27 June 2013, Prestige Hotel, Hanoi, Viet Nam.
While human consumption of fish products has doubled in the last half century, policies for sustainable use of aquatic ecosystems must address the challenges facing global fish stocks.
AppliFish is a free mobile application developed by the fisheries and biodiversity knowledge platform i-Marine makes aquatic-related information available to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Some 30 percent of the world's marine fish stocks assessed in 2009 were overexploited, according to FAO's State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012.