GLOBAL - Roy Palmer, Executive Director of Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) spoke to TheFishSite whilst at Aquaculture 2016 in Las Vegas, USA, about the news that AwF has now been registered as a charity in the UK and the exciting new developments this will bring.
AwF (UK) Charitable Incorporated Organisation will have a few differences to AwF (USA-Global) and AwF (Australia) in that it will connect with the milling and grain industry as well as its usual connections with the seafood industry.
This new UK charity will see a unique programme created, initially called ‘Loaves & Fishes,’ which
will enable it to attract donators, sponsors and supporters to engage in either milling and/or
aquaculture programmes as they are established.
Executive Director, Roy Palmer, who is also a trustee of the new charity commented: “Our first actions will be to establish a strong, skilled Board and to start the process to undertake project work which is consistent with AwF UK’s objects. Now that we have the approval in place we can start getting our plans moving. The UK will allow us to have that north-south type of arrangement, through which we can utilize connections that are already there in the UK with Africa and build relationships.”
Mr Palmer also spoke about the Aqua B.I.G event, to be held 2 - 4 September 2016, in Hong Kong that looks at the future of seafood. The three day event looks in particular at shrimp, genetics, trade and logistics and the problems that plastics pose to future seafood growth.