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GLOBALG.A.P. Presents Certification Benefits to Myanmar's Aquaculture Industry

23 January 2015

MYANMAR - Chief Marketing Officer Flavio Alzueta gave a keynote presentation on the GLOBALG.A.P. System and the benefits of Good Aquaculture Practices at the Aqua Fisheries Myanmar in November 2014, the first trade show of its kind for the aquaculture and fisheries industries in Myanmar.

Officially supported by The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Aqua Fisheries Myanmar 2014 was organized in collaboration with key local operators and partners with the goal of providing a central meeting place for local and international companies, experts and government officials to gather and explore partnership opportunities and build brand awareness and market share in this fast growing market.

It provided participants with a forum to showcase the industry’s state-of-the-art technologies, services and products, presented by key decision makers, industry leaders and stakeholders.

“We are highly honored by this invitation to participate in this prestigious event. Myanmar has a great potential to become one of the largest players in the Fisheries & Aquaculture industry,” said Flavio Alzueta.

“We introduced our GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard and showcased the results what we are achieving in other countries in Southern Asia, such as Viet Nam and Thailand. We also met with government representatives to work on future collaboration with the main goal to leverage national efforts. With almost 2,000 kilometers of coastline of fresh water, Myanmar and its aquaculture industry certainly has a bright future.”

Myanmar, the largest country in South East Asia, is believed to have a great growth potential, especially in the aquaculture sector, thanks to abundant natural resources. Fisheries, in particular, are an important source of income and animal protein for the domestic population. The industry also has great commercial potential in high value markets such as the EU, but producers need Good Agricultural Practices and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points certification to export their products. The GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard is ideal as it provides a single certification system that covers the entire production chain, from broodstock, seedlings and feed suppliers to farming, harvesting and processing.

Learn more about the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard at www.globalgap.org/aquaculture.

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