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"Fish for the People" to Include Aquaculture Focus

The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have collaboratively organized the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the New Millennium. The conference titled, "Fish for the People," will take place from 19 to 24 November 2001 in Bangkok, Thailand.ASEAN-SEAFDEC meeting logo

Aquaculture is one of the main themes of the conference. Subthemes under the aquaculture heading include: Supply of Quality Seed Stock; Environment-Friendly Aquaculture Technologies; Getting Out of the "Fish Meal Trap"; Healthy and Wholesome Aquaculture; Biotechnology for Aquaculture; and Aquaculture for Rural Development.

In addition to aquaculture, major topics include: Outlook on Fish Supply and Demand; Fisheries Management; Fish Trade; Fisheries Post-Harvest Technology; Fisheries Statistics; and Fisheries Cooperation.

The ASEAN-SEAFDEC Millennium Fisheries Exhibition will concur with the conference. The exhibition will take place from 21 to 24 November 2001 and will be the region’s first major fishing industry event for at least a decade. The purposes of the exhibition are to 1) promote the business of fisheries related products (equipment and materials), 2) promote sustainable fisheries issues with national booths to be presented for ASEAN and SEAFDEC Member Countries, and 3) exhibit the outcomes of the drawing contest on "Fish and the Culture" pre-selected at national levels.

Registration for the conference is required by 30 September 2001.

To register contact:
SEAFDEC Conference Secretariat
Fish for the People 2001
PO Box 1046
Kasetsart Post Office
Bangkok 10903 Thailand
Website: <>fish

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