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A salmon jumps out of the water at a Mowi fish farm at Osikollo, British Columbia. The FAO's pre-final review of aquaculture in North America will be presented tomorrow. Photo: Eiko Jones/Mowi.
A salmon jumps out of the water at a Mowi fish farm at Osikollo, British Columbia. The FAO's pre-final review of aquaculture in North America will be presented tomorrow. Photo: Eiko Jones/Mowi.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations is this week holding a series of webinars presenting pre-finalised reviews of aquaculture in different global regions.

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These began today with the reviews of aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific, and in Europe.

Tomorrow reviews of aquaculture in North Africa and the Near East (12pm-1pm GMT) and North America (3pm-4pm GMT) will be presented, and on Thursday the FAO will look at aquaculture in Sub-Saharan Africa (12pm-1pm GMT) and in Latin America and the Caribbean (3pm-4pm GMT).

A presentation on the state of world aquaculture takes place on Thursday (12pm-1pm GMT).

Status and trends

The webinars are being held as part of a long build-up to the postponed Global Conference on Aquaculture (GCA) Millennium +20, which was due to take place this week. It will now be held from September 22-27, 2021 in Shanghai, China.

The reviews provide up-to-date information on the status and trends of the sector, at regional and global levels, developed from national, regional and global datasets, supplemented with expert opinion and literature review.

The FAO says that can be of pertinent interest and use to government authorities, international and regional organisations, policy-makers, aquaculture farmers and other aquaculture value chain actors, investors, civil society organisations, academia and training institutions, as well as other interested stakeholders.

Panel discussion

For each review, a presentation of key messages will be followed by a panel discussion. Question and answer sessions will provide opportunity for interested parties to comment on the reviews, ahead of their final publication. Relevant documentation is being posted online in advance of the webinars.

Registration for the webinars is required and can be made here.

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