Event

  • 10/22/15- Food Security for the Future: The Role of Aquatic Animal Health
    Seafood is an important component of global food security, and it is the most highly traded food internationally. In many developing nations, fish is the most important protein source in the diet. Aquaculture already accounts for half of the world’s fish production, and growth of aquaculture is critical to meeting the world’s future needs for seafood and overall food security. However, fish health infrastructure in developing countries is often not established to support rapidly growing aquaculture industries, which can have devastating consequences. On Oct. 22 and 23, Mississippi State University’s Global Center for Aquatic Food Safety will host a workshop entitled, “Food Security for the Future: the Role of Aquatic Animal Health.” This workshop will focus on challenges and solutions for aquaculture in meeting the world’s future needs for food security, particularly on the role of aquatic animal health to ensure safe supply of seafood. Food Security for the Future: The Role of Aquatic Health