As part of the French Development Agency (AFD) funded project on technical assistance for the Implementation of the IORA Action Plan on Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Marine Environment, one of the specific objectives of this project is “Promoting sustainable aquaculture development”. In the context of this objective, the activity “Promote small-scale rural aquaculture” is planned as a response towards the IORA Action plan. This webinar forms part of that activity.
The webinar will be organized by the IORA Secretariat with the technical assistance of COFREPECHE. It will be introduced by the IORA Secretariat and the Working Group on the Blue Economy.
The Member States of IORA together represented 26.2 million tonnes of aquaculture production in 2018. The development of aquaculture in the IORA region multiplied almost 6-fold over the past two decades to represent almost USD 39 billion to IORA Member States’ economies in 2018 (FAO). Much of this comes from small-scale aquaculture. This webinar will present the results of a review of aquaculture, governance and the development of small-scale aquaculture in the IORA region, including the organization of production, species, technologies, and social and economic aspects. Some interesting experiences and specificities from the IORA region will be provided as a source of support or approach to aquaculture development.
Title: Promotion of small-scale rural aquaculture
Venue: Virtual Meeting
Date: Tuesday, 31 August 2021 07:00 – 09:00 (GMT)
The webinar will be moderated by Aubrey Harris, the main resident expert of the project, and presented by Pierre-Philippe Blanc, an aquaculture value chain and sector development specialist with thematic areas provided by (i) a project manager on community-based aquaculture development specialized into social aspects for sustainability; (ii) an NGO representative implementing innovative community aquaculture projects.
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