Seafish creates aquaculture forum to address industry’s expansion challenges
The U.K. Seafish Authority has set up a new forum to identify viable, sustainable and effective opportunities to address key issues and constraints in the country’s aquaculture industry.
Called the Seafish Domestic Aquaculture Advisory Committee (SDAAC), the forum will draw together a wider membership of U.K. aquaculture stakeholders and also provide a mechanism for directing the work areas and resource allocation of Seafish’s Domestic Aquaculture Strategy Program.
Seafish Aquaculture has also reached out to U.K. education institutions to highlight that sea safety and survival courses are available through the Seafish Safety and Training department.
As well as engaging with external aquaculture initiatives, the authority is supporting two aquaculture-focused projects through the Strategic Investment Fund (SIF), and has commissioned two new reports pertinent to the country’s aquaculture sector.
The first study, "Aquaculture in England, Wales and Northern Ireland," focuses on analyzing the economic contribution and value of the major sub-sectors and most important farmed species across the three nations. The second report focuses on U.K. shellfish production in relation to use of regulating orders.