Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Ponds for farming fish at Tibar. (Photo Credit: Colin Trainor/CC BY-SA 3.0)

International help to boost aquaculture development

EAST TIMOR
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 02:40 (GMT + 9)

Two agreements that will promote aquaculture as a means to improve nutrition and reduce poverty were recently signed in Timor-Leste as part of a celebration of World Food Day.
 
The USD 4 million “Partnership for Aquaculture Development” project  brings together the Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and acknowledges the key role that aquaculture plays in increasing income and access to a nutritious food source.
 
The partnership agreement will work to develop the Timor-Leste fish farming industry, carry out training, improve planning, develop seed and feed supply systems and help to connect fish growers to markets. The project will be led by the National Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NDFA) with assistance from New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA), WorldFish, Tisbe and Timor’s Institute for Business Development (IADE).
 
In addition, a Letter of Agreement signed between WorldFish and the Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries formally establishes WorldFish operations in Timor-Leste and allows progress in the development of a robust fisheries and aquaculture sector.

With the second highest rate of childhood stunting in the world, rates of under-nourishment in Timor-Leste are a cause for considerable concern, notes the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Together the partners will support the implementation of Timor-Leste’s National Aquaculture Development Strategy (2012-2030), which aims to reduce under-nourishment by increasing per capita consumption of fish from 6 to 15kg by 2020.
 
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Excellency Mariano Assanami Sabino said: “Signing of these agreements today marks the beginning of an important partnership that I believe will see aquaculture contribute significantly to food security and to meeting the nutritional needs of the people of Timor-Leste”
 
Secretary of State for Fisheries, Excellency Rafael Pereira Goncalves said: “The aquaculture sector plays a very important role in food security for the country. Through this support, NDFA can implement its National Aquaculture Development Strategy, providing improved access to nutritious food for children and pregnant women, creating job opportunities and providing sustainable income for the long term.”  
 
Jonathan Schwass, Ambassador of New Zealand, said: “This project is about feeding people and also building the economy through the growth of the private sector. In the next four years we want to see 200 small aquaculture businesses established and 600 jobs created. Most will be in the districts. Each one of these businesses and jobs will contribute to the sustainable development of Timor-Leste.”
 
Stephen Hall, Director General, WorldFish said: “The development of a sustainable aquaculture sector is a proven tool in tackling hunger and improving livelihoods. The implementation of this plan will increase productivity and availability of fish at a price that is affordable for the poor.” 


[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
New Zealand
Jul 17, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Mussel farm granted permission to expand despite neighbours’ opposition
Japan
Jul 17, 00:30 (GMT + 9):
Official data on bluefin tuna imports
Worldwide
Jul 17, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Situation and movements of fishmeal and fish oil
Ecuador
Jul 16, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Manta will export 70pc of tuna production thanks to arrival of container ships
United Kingdom
Jul 16, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
UK Parliament's sub-committee warns of lack of implementation of EU discard ban
Worldwide
Jul 16, 19:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Global Fish Processing Market 2019-2025 Pelagia, Leroy, Pescanova, Maruha Nichiro, Thai Union
South Korea
Jul 16, 18:00 (GMT + 9):
Dongwon launches new tuna fishing vessel 'Jubilee'
Peru
Jul 16, 18:00 (GMT + 9):
Fishery exports totaled USD 1,563 million between Jan-May 2019
United States
Jul 16, 17:30 (GMT + 9):
Judicial decision paves the way to Belfast land-based salmon farm
Norway
Jul 16, 17:10 (GMT + 9):
Prices and movements of Norwegian exports of atlantic salmon
Japan
Jul 16, 16:50 (GMT + 9):
Mackerel imports Customs official data
Spain
Jul 16, 03:50 (GMT + 9):
Spanish aquaculture production grew 12pc in 2019
Mexico
Jul 16, 01:50 (GMT + 9):
Baja California company bets on steelhead trout farming
Norway
Jul 15, 23:20 (GMT + 9):
Norwegian company confirms escape of 49,000 salmons
Falkland Islands
Jul 15, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
How tough Brexit could be on Falklands’ Loligo industry?



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Brexit Party MEP called for EU fishing vessels to be 'sunk like Belgrano'
United Kingdom A Brexit Party MEP has called for the Royal Navy to sink EU fishing vessels that enter a 200 mile exclusion zone around the United Kingdom. The policy would see EU boats as far away as France's Bay o...
Ocean Fish to acquire controlling interest in business partner
United Kingdom The Directors  of  Ocean Fish (Vistgate Limited) have  reached  an  agreement  with W Stevenson & Sons Limited to acquire a controlling interest in the business...
Seafood industry seeks answers on post-Brexit trade
United Kingdom Leaders of Scotland's seafood industry have told UK environment and food secretary Michael Gove more has to be done to safeguard exports after Brexit. At a meeting in London, representatives of salmo...
Minister of Economy vows to mull postponing giant squid law
Chile Minister of Economy Juan Andrés Fontaine met yesterday with representatives of industrial fishing workers and artisanal purse seine fishermen from the whole country. Both sectors, which represe...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation
Marona S.A.
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2019 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER