Trinidad and Tobago to explore aquaculture opportunitiesStaff Writer | August 12, 2016
With eyes set on new economic growth poles, aquaculture experts are of the view that opportunities in their field need to be better explored.
Aquaculture "Climate wise we can produce year round"
Vieira describes the prospects as “global” in nature and highly achievable because of some natural advantages.
“Climate wise we can produce year round and so can sustainably and consistently supply markets,” Vieira told T&T Guardian and he makes specific reference to the farming of tilapia.
Agricultural scientist, Steve Maximay, said such thinking also makes sound environmental sense. “With the increasing concerns about agrichemicals produced from fossil fuel based operations aquaponics provides a way for spent water from aquaculture operations to be used as the fertiliser for crop production,” he said.
“Marine fisheries also currently present challenges related to declining fish stocks, longer distances per fishing expedition and other factors,” Maximay told T&T Guardian.
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