SEAFDEC Speaks of Sustainability of Aquaculture for Food Security in Year 2020

first featured at ATI Interactive

Finding means to feed the fast growing population in Southeast Asia is one of the challenges that the region faces. Moreso, there is a great need for the aquaculture sector to produce more food fish that could feed these nations. Hence, in this line, the Aquaculture Department of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center or SEAFDEC came up with a book titled: Sustainable Aquaculture Development for Food Security in Southeast Asia Towards 2020.

This publication is the result of the 2001 ASEAN-SEAFDEC Millennium conference in Bangkok, Thailand and is based on the the Resolution and Plan of Action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security for Southeast Asia policy framework.The proceedings are composed of papers presented at the meeting and synopsis on the plenary discussions of various themes relevant to aquaculture research and the topics development in the region.

Specifically, the four thematic papers on: Better Seeds for Sustainable Aquatic Food Production in Asia; Healthy and Wholesome aquaculture; the implications of the Effects of CO2-included Ocean Environment Changes on Marine Life; and Meeting Social and Economic Challenges on Aquaculture in Southeast Asia.

The highlights of the plenary sessions that tackles the Key Issues and Knowledge Gaps on Aquaculture that need to be addressed in the Next Decade is also included in this book. As well as the various country papers of the participants on the Status of Implementation of the Resolution and Plan of Action on Aquaculture in their respective areas and the Summary of the Status of Implementation in SAFDEC Member-Countries and at SEAFDEC/AQD.

The book on Sustainable Aquaculture Development for Food Security in Southeast Asia Towards 2020 was edited by Belen Acosta, Relicardo Coloso, Evelyn Grace de Jesus-Ayson and Joebert Toledo of the SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department in Tigbauan, Iloilo.