Mariculture investors should look to Mexico

07 Feb 2017
The 2017 Offshore Mariculture Conference will be held in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

The 2017 Offshore Mariculture Conference will be held in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Investors in mariculture should look to the Mexican region for development and expansion in the fish farming industry with the country’s government pledging US$50-70 million to mariculture and its associated infrastructure.

In order to promote the sector’s abundant growth opportunities, the federal and regional governments of Mexico have partnered with the established Offshore Mariculture Conference, which this year will be held in Ensenada, Baja California.

Chaired by Dr Pablo Arenas Fuentes, Director General of The Mexican National Institute for Fisheries, INAPESCA, the Offshore Mariculture Conference 2017 offers a full programme of technical seminars with high-level, respected speakers from the mariculture industry.

Key themes of the conference will include the farming of finfish in Mexico, opportunities for the Mexican market, studies into processes at the breeding and hatchery level and value added opportunities for sustainably raised offshore fish.

Technical seminars will be presented by key academics and professionals with a deep, vested interest in mariculture and sustainability. Speakers include Dr Duk-Hyun Yoon from Aqua-int. Consulting, Darko Lisac from Refamed, and renowned aquaculture expert Neil Sims, co-Founder and co-CEO of Kampachi Farms LLC & founding President of the Ocean Stewards Institute.

In addition, the conference includes one and a half days of technical visits to an offshore tuna ranching facility, a mussel farm, a tuna and striped bass processing plant, Todos Santos Island striped bass offshore farm, a Baja yellowtail offshore farm and an abalone farm.

The Offshore Mariculture Conference has garnered the support and sponsorship of BioMar, Badinotti Group, FISA, AKVA Group, Realtime Aquaculture, the Illinois Soybean Association, Baja Aquafarms and the US Soybean Export Council.

This event is jointly organised by Mercator Media Ltd and CESAIBC in Ensenada, Mexico.

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