Africa is the new "Wild West" for the development of high-quality sources of protein
8 August 2018--With a burgeoning population and a thirst for development, Africa is one of the most active frontiers for aquaculture and commercial fishing.
We have been asked by a U.S. client to assist in the development of both commercial fishing and aquaculture in the west African nation of Liberia. Like numerous other African nations, the Liberian government views commercial fishing and aquaculture as long-term solutions to food shortages and a lack of economic growth and development.
With our client, we are beginning a process of assessing the current situation on the ground, and then recommending reasonable and achieveable steps forward to food security and stability. Without a doubt, aquaculture will play a major role.
In the future, we envision Liberia as a model of sustainable development for other west Africa nations.
Aquaculture development in Europe continues unabated
15 March 2018--While aquaculture development in the U.S. moves along at a relatively sluggish pace, the same cannot be said for other parts of the world.
Aquaculture development in Europe continues on pace to compete with other parts of the world--Asia, in particular.
Fisheries Technology Associates has been actively assisting clients during the past several months to understand and grow aquaculture on the European continent. Governments in the European Union understand the importance of aquaculture and its prominence in future food production. As such, they actively encourage aquaculture producers and investors and, for the most part, present a reasonable and unified front when it comes to regulations.
The same cannot be said for the U.S., where regulations are multi-layered (federal, state, and local governments), sometimes confusing, and often contradictory and obstructive.
The regulatory climate in Europe is much more inviting, while at the same time preserving reglations that protect the environment.
We have focused most recently on projects in Greece, Spain, and Ireland. Each of these nations promotes aquaculture, but with a strong understanding that aquaculture cannot be a part of our future without environmental and cultural sustainability and stewardship as basic strategies.
We applaud these attitudes and look forward to contributing to the success of our clients.
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Fisheries Technology Associates, Inc.