FAO Will Execute Aquaculture Project in Cuba

Havana, Sep 19.- The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will execute in Cuba a program for breeding freshwater fish, said here an official of that agency.

Such a project recently approved includes training and introduction of fish family, told to Prensa Latina Carlos Pulgarín, a FAO officer in Panama, serving the Caribbean and Central America.

Pulgarín participates in the 5th International Symposium on Aquaculture (Acuacuba 2015), which meets on Tuesday and which concluded on Friday with visits of the participants to fish stations Mampostón and El Dique, in the provinces of Mayabeque and Havana, respectively.

The project is expected to begin this year in the Base Business Unit (UEB, in Spanish) El Dique, a part of the Company for the Development of Aquaculture Techniques, located in Loma de Tierra, in the municipality of Cotorro, in Havana.

This is a program that seeks to achieve more efficient fish by breeding, which has a component of training and consulting services and in which will take part around 20 and 50 researchers, technicians and farmers working in Cuba in the breeding and fattening of tilapia, said the director of that UEB, Zenaida Arboleya.

In 2015 Acuacuba participate experts Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador, Uruguay, Cuba and Puerto Rico, who have debated 35 conferences and scientific works related to the various fields of aquaculture.

The latter plays in the world a growing function in supplying fish for human consumption. (Prensa Latina)

Radio Cadena Agramonte, September 19, 2015

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