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WorldFish scientists to share expertise at Seafood Summit

 
PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
6 September, 2012
 
Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food production sectors in the world, with Asia supplying 90% of aquaculture production in 2010. The potential of aquaculture to strengthen global food security is a topic of increasing importance as the world moves towards a population of 9 billion people.
 
WorldFish experts in the fields of fisheries and aquaculture for development will present and contribute to discussions on sustainable aquaculture at SeaWeb’s 10th International Seafood Summit hosted in Hong Kong this Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 September.
 
WorldFish Director General, Dr Stephen Hall said that SeaWeb’s Seafood Summit provides a platform for global representatives from the seafood industry and conservation community to discuss the future of one of the world’s most dynamic food systems.
 
“We have a major challenge facing us to sustain wild fisheries and harness aquaculture's potential to meet the world's demand for fish. This Summit will help us meet that challenge," Stephen said.
 
The Summit is the world’s premier sustainable seafood event, and WorldFish scientists Dr Michael Phillips and Dr Malcolm Beveridge will share their research on how sustainable aquaculture can feed a growing global population.
 
"WorldFish is perhaps the only organization that focuses solely on how fisheries and aquaculture can help reduce poverty and hunger. Given this, our researchers have quite a different and complementary perspective to offer, which I think helps enrich the discussions," Steve Hall said.
 
WorldFish is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food secure future.
 
For updates throughout the Summit follow WorldFish, Dr Stephen Hall and Dr Michael Phillips on Twitter @WorldFishCenter, @SHallWorldfish, @Mike_WorldFish and #ss12hk.
 
For further information and interview requests with WorldFish experts please contact:
Holly Holmes
Communications and Donor Relations
WorldFish
h.holmes@cgiar.org
+601 6470 0412