Did you think about where the last prawn or fish you ate came from? Chances are that they grew in an aquaculture farm! For a few years now, the majority of seafood we consume has not been coming from fisheries.
After all, the vast majority of the meat that we eat does not come from wild animals but from livestock. So why not do the same for seafood? Farming fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants and algae is one major solution to ensure food security in Africa and in the world, and to reduce the impact of fishing on our oceans.
Aquaculture is growing in Africa, where population dynamics show that fish intake will feed millions in the near future. How to ensure that extensive aquaculture is environmentally friendly and economically sound?
Can aquaculture feed Africa and the world, while being sustainable?
Learn more about this captivating issue and join the discussion on Wednesday 14 October!
- Mary Opiyo, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
- Nadeem Nazurally, University of Mauritius
- Brett Macey, South African Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
- Maria Darias, French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development
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The AfriMAQUA research network gathers scientists from all over Africa and France, to exchange knowledge, pool research efforts and strengthen research capacity on this matter. The network’s scientists will share their view on why sustainable aquaculture is key to human development and to the environment.