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Aquaculture conference showcases latest technologies

Curtis Lind (center) with staff members of the Rajiv Gandhi Center for Aquaculture at the aquaculture field station at Aqua Aquaria India 2013. Photo by WorldFish

One of the largest aquaculture and aquarium shows in Asia, Aqua Aquaria India 2013, was recently held in Vijayawada, AndhraPradesh, India, from 8 – 10 February.

Hosted by the Marine Products Export Development Authority of the Government of India (MPEDA), the event showcased the latest production and marketing technologies in aquaculture and ornamental fish culture to hatchery operators and breeders, technical staff, and more than 5000 local fish and shrimp farmers.

National and international experts on aquaculture and ornamental fish presented technical sessions sharing their experience and research findings.

Aquaculture and Genetic Improvement scientist, Dr. Curtis Lind, made a presentation based on a WorldFish and CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish publication entitled ‘Considerations about the dissemination of improved fish strains’ authored by R.W. Ponzoni, H.L. Khaw, N.H. Nguyen and B.M. Rodriguez Jr.

The publication summarizes key strategies, knowledge and experience related to the multiplication and dissemination of improved fish strains, and makes recommendations on how some of the practices may be improved.

If implemented, these improved practices may help fish farmers increase the productivity and profitability of their farms.

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