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Benefits of Implementing Wetland Aquaculture

27 September 2013

SPAIN - The potential benefits of implementing wetland aquaculture in the Gulf of Cadiz will be discussed at a one day event in Seville, Spain.

The SEAFARE project will hold a one-day stakeholder event in the Instituto de Investigacion y Formacion Agraria y Pesquera (IFAPA) in Seville, Spain, on 30 October 2013.

The event aims to address policy makers, environmental managers and fish producers from Spain and Portugal.

The morning session will include a series of presentations outlining the work carried out by the SEAFARE project and its main outputs relating to integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA) systems, fish polyculture and the ecosystem services that this type of aquaculture can offer to society.

The morning session will finish with a round table discussion during which policy makers and environmental managers will have the opportunity to ask more detailed questions about the specifics of wetlands aquaculture systems.

The event will include a visit to the facilities of Veta la Palma in the afternoon. Veta la Palma is an aquaculture farm located on an island in the Guadalquivir River, 10 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, and is a good example of how aquaculture can be used as a driver for wetland reconstruction.

The attendees will have the opportunity to see for themselves how beneficial the implementation of wetlands aquaculture in the region can be from both economic and ecological perspectives.

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