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Brazil and Norway Expand Cooperation in Aquaculture Development

20 August 2014

BRAZIL - Brazil and Norway have continued the identification of areas for Technical Bilateral cooperation in order to develop and improve aquaculture in both countries.

Identifying these areas occurred during the Nor-Fishing trade show in Trondheim, Norway, with the presence of the Queen of Norway, the Minister Eduardo Lopes and Secretary of Planning and Land Aquaculture of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Maria Fernanda Nince.

Cooperation between Brazil and Norway looks at action in the areas of research, training and management of continental and marine aquaculture space.

The partnership also covers issues for technology transfer in sectors like aquaculture production and infrastructure, health and biosecurity, supply chain, supportability, escape of captive fish and fish feed.

Another objective of this cooperation is to strengthen the relationship between the two countries for the formulation of international law in the aquaculture sector.

Brazil has been implementing various forms of cooperation with other countries for the exchange of knowledge and also to incorporate new technology in the aquaculture sector. The ultimate goal of these international partnerships is to increase the quality and safety of fish produced in Brazil.

Last year, Brazil partnered with Israel for technical cooperation between the two countries in the aquaculture sector. Among the actions planned is the exchange of Brazilian students who wish to graduate school in the field of aquaculture in Israel, a country recognized for expertise in creating fish.

The cooperation also covers joint research and the exchange of knowledge for the production of vaccines for fry (babies) and the genetic improvement of tilapia.

Other important partnerships were signed in 2013 between Brazil and Portugal. The goal is to exchange experiences geared to small pelagic fisheries management and technology transfer.

there is also the opportunity to cultivate microalgae (especially for the production of alternative fuels).

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