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US Roundtable to Define Sustainable Aquaculture

17 February 2015

US – Sustainability expert Dr Marty Matlock is to facilitate the first National Roundtable for Sustainable Aquaculture (NRSA) in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA on March 25-26.

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) is organising this unprecedented roundtable in order to stimulate stakeholder input across aquaculture species and start the conversation regarding:

  • Defining sustainability in the US
  • Identifying metrics for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Increasing profitability and efficiency

A pre-conference tour in Indiana is also being offered to share best practices and knowledge among the industry participants.

Moderating the roundtable, Dr Matlock is a professor of Ecological Engineering at University of Arkansas and Executive Director, Office for Sustainability, Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

The NRSA is a working stakeholder group representing a wide variety of aquaculture industries, researchers and practitioners. It is producer- driven and all-inclusive across aquatic systems and species.

NRSA recognises the challenges and opportunities of feeding the world population as the projected population growth, estimated by the United Nations, grows from about seven billion people today to about nine billion people by the year 2050.

Aquaculture will play a major role in feeding the world into the future. The three critical factors in the food supply chain include: safety, security and stability.

For more information about the NRSA or to register for the rountable, go to www.animalagriculture.org or contact Katie Ambrose at 719-538—8843, extension 14.

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