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Friend of the Sea Supports Brazilian Trade Show on Sustainability

12 June 2013

BRAZIL - Friend of the Sea will be a sponsor at the first edition of "Exposustentat", a Trade Show and Conference on Sustainable Solutions for Economic Development of the Oceans, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 13 and 14 June.

Exposustentat is the ideal meeting point for professionals and companies to present and discuss the most important topics in sustainability, impacts on the economy and sustaining the environment.

The first edition will focus on the challenge of Blue Economy and Forestry in the country and the world, trying to find out the best solutions to manage Sustainable Agriculture's Oceans’ and Energy’s resources.

Friend of the Sea Director Paolo Bray will speak on Thursday afternoon on the issue: Sustainable fisheries in the future and the role of the certification programs.

Seafood is one of the most important economic resource for the country, and Brazilian production is getting more and more importance worldwide.

Fishery activity supports the development of fishing centers in all Brazilian regions. Due to the great proximity of the stocks and the extensive coastline (8,500 km), with many available ports for the operation of the fishing fleets, Brazil is near the three greatest economic blocks and consumption markets in the world.

Brazil is also one of the countries with the highest growth in aquaculture worldwide and has 12 per cent of the world’s freshwater reserves. Furthermore Brazil has a highly favourable climate for the development of fish farming, and great extensions of favourable areas to mariculture, which constitute the greatest potential sector for the increase of the Brazilian fisheries production; the three main commodities are marine shrimps, fresh water fish farming (tilapia, trout, tambaqui, surubin, pintado, pirarucu), bivalve molluscs (mussels, oysters and scallops).

For more information on the program, please click here.

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