Farmed seafood is set to be the salvation for
That’s the key message of the
The aquaculture industry in the Highlands and
Dr Dickson, the aquaculture editor for leading professional magazines Fish Farmer and Fish Farming Today, said: “The development of new farming systems to cultivate a wider range of fish and shellfish species, combined with the continued expansion of markets for seafood products is leading to a new phase of rapid expansion in the aquaculture sector”.
He added: “World aquaculture production will exceed wild fisheries production (seafood caught by fishermen) by 2020, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation.
The inaugural Aquaculture Today conference (13 – 14 April 2005), the only conference serving all sectors in the aquaculture industry, will bring together fish farming experts from across
“A six fold increase in
The marketing of farmed seafood will be a key topic for the two day conference. Domestic and export markets for seafood have been boosted by the year round availability of farmed produce. Research shows that
* Omega-3 fatty acids in fish reduce coronary heart disease
* Fish oils improve infant development and are shown to relieve some of the symptoms of ME or arthritis
* A regular diet of oily fish such as salmon or mackerel may reduce symptoms of asthma.
“Fish is very, very good for us,” continues Dr Dickson. “Research study after research study demonstrates than we should all eat more seafood and this presents an enormous opportunity for the Scottish aquaculture industry. This conference will bring together experts and practitioners from across the
The Aquaculture Today Conference takes place on 13 and 14 April 2005 at The Marriott Hotel in