Swansea University’s Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Research (CSAR) is aiming to further its global links after hosting Embassy Officers from 15 countries keen to tap into CSAR’s research and technology transfer capabilities.
The visit to the Centre was organised by The International Agri-Technology Centre (IATC) which supports the development of international links for the UK agriculture technology sector.
IATC recently signed an agreement with the Ministry for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Brazil, to identify opportunities for UK technology and expertise in the development of the Brazilian aquaculture industry. UK research institutions including Swansea University aim to benefit from this agreement and last week’s visit was one step further towards future partnerships.
Speaking at the event, Denise Crawshaw-Pellin, Embassy Officer for Brazil said: “The visit to Swansea University was enlightening and it highlighted their research strengths in the technology that can be used in Brazil with this agreement.”
Swansea University is currently the only institution in Wales to be part of IATC’s drive to promote the UK’s aquaculture capabilities.
Swansea University has been quoted by industry professionals as having the best aquaculture research facilities in Europe and has an international reputation for its biological research within the Department of Pure and Applied Ecology.
Dr Fletcher, Specialist Aquaculture advisor to IATC said: “The combination of Swansea’s marine aquaculture research facilities and the modern land based farms, such as Selonda UK located in N. Wales, place Wales in a very strong position to assist with both technology transfer and training programmes in South East Asia and South America.”
Source: World Fishing