Fish farming in advance AM 58% production in 5 years

The proposal is to further boost the activity with industrialization purposes and achieve a sustainable product seal.
11/07/2016 11h48 - Updated 11/07/2016 11h48
Photo: Press Release / Fapeam

The Government of Amazonas released, in the first half of this year, the advance data in fish farming in the state, who managed to progress 58% production. According to these data, in 2015 captive production reached 21 tons, and the proposal is to further boost the activity with industrialization purposes and achieve a sustainable product seal.

The Foundation for the State of Amazonas Research (Fapeam) It has been investing in this segment since 2005, with programs and research projects that encourage the study and strengthening this area in the Amazon.

From 2011 Here, 16 research projects received the contribution of Fapeam, ten of aquaculture area and six in the fish farming area. Investments range from financial support to projects for graduate programs in aquaculture, studies on farmed fish in commercial fish farms.

The studies are part of projects such as the Support Program for Conducting Scientific and Technological Events in Amazonas State (parev) which supports the holding of local events, regional, National and international, as congresses, symposiums and seminars in Science area, Technology and inovation.

One of the events in fish farming area, carried out under the Parev, is the Fishing Seminar Parintins, coordinated by Professor Renato Soares, which takes place annually and allows the exchange of knowledge between students and professionals about the fish in the lower Amazon region.

The meeting also allows the formation of human resources for that location and provides an opportunity to hand training of skilled labor for the region, besides disseminating fish production techniques Amazonian captive.

For the coordinator of the course Postgraduate Diploma in Aquaculture at the University Nilton Lins and INPA, Elizabeth Gusmão, invest in this segment is important because, from the results of extensive research conducted in this field of knowledge, there was a rapid growth making this the animal production sector the fastest growing in the world.

"Brazil is, today, the 120th place in the world ranking of aquaculture and fish farming. This has been possible thanks to investments in research that has contributed to the sector and, not Amazonas, with the creation of Fapeam, has funded research and scholarships (master's and Ph.D.) for our graduate programs, providing training opportunities for professionals and the development of research that contribute to the improvement of this activity ", said Gusmão.

According to the doctor in Ecology at INPA, Jackson Pantoja, fish farming production high in Amazonas State undergoes significant investments in studies of nutrition and feeding of fish, for example, genetic improvement of strains of tambaqui, field of artificial reproduction of arapaima, among other areas of research applied to fish farming, and for him, the establishment of a Technology Park in aquaculture would be a great strategy for the development of fish farming in the Amazon.

"This technology park would bring together the expertise of research institutions Education and Research and the Embrapa itself to work together next to the productive sector, thus developing, cutting-edge research that contributes in fact to promote fish farming in the Amazon ", said Pantoja.

For him, sometimes the institutions repeated lack of research results already obtained in other studies and thus spend public resources that could be invested in other areas. "This has to end or at least be minimized, so the creation of the technological park ", Jackson finished.

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