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Brazil signs aquaculture deal with Chile

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Staff writer ▼ | May 8, 2014
Chile fishermanThe head of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA) from Brazil, Eduardo Lopes, signed a memorandum of understanding for the transfer of aquaculture and fisheries technology with the Chilean government.

The signing of the bilateral agreement took place in Santiago, during the visit of the Brazilian delegation to participate in the 33rd Regional Conference of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SUBPESCA) of Chile, Raul Sunico, also participated in the signing of the agreement.

Mr. Lopes defended the importance of fish farming as an alternative for those communities that have to deal with hunger and extreme poverty issues.

It is hoped that this cooperation agreement will contribute to Brazil’s effort to consolidate aquaculture as an important production alternative for both coastal areas and inland regions of the country, the MPA informed in a press release.

Besides, the official stressed the undeniable forefront of Chile as to aquaculture and its advances in salmon farming.

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