Scientists of Lithuania and Germany presented aquaculture development possibilities at the national coastal areas
The Lithuanian coastal areas have wide although still unused perspectives to implement aquaculture projects. The experience on the possible types of these projects, how scientists and business persons may contribute to the promotion of aquaculture sector was shared by the President of Aquaculture Association of Germany Prof. Dr. Bela H. Buck, representatives of Lithuanian science and business presented their visions. The session took place at Klaipėda Science and Technology Park (KMTP).
According to the participants of the project SUBMARINER it is necessary to look for new ways of efficient usage of marine resources aimed not only for the development of scientific and business potential, promotion of the economy but also focused on the improvement of the environment of the Baltic Sea.
‘Aquaculture is the cultivation of aquatic animals, such as fish, molluscs, crustaceans and seaweeds. This is opposite to commercial fisheries; this branch is closely related to the culture of ecology. Aquaculture has been most widely developed in Asia, while the countries of the Baltic Sea region have a big, although still unused potential. Participation in the project SUBMARINER allows looking for the opportunities of promotion of this branch of economy on the national and regional level. In developing the Sea Valley in Klaipėda a modern laboratory of fish farming and experimental fisheries will be opened. This will be a perfect niche for implementation of aquaculture projects, scientific research implemented by scientists and consultations for business persons related to projects’, - said Roma Stubrienė, KMTP Director.
In Klaipėda Lithuanians and Germans presented several potential possibilities of aquaculture usage in business. According to the participants of the project scientific research reveals that molluscs can be cultivated not only for fodder but also for bio-fertilizers, they can also be used in water treatment projects. Geothermal resources of the Western Lithuania may be used for fish farming. More visions were presented by the representatives of science and business on 17 01 2012 (Thursday), at the working session ‘Potential of Aquaculture in Lithuania’ in Klaipėda. The event took place in KMTP (H. Manto 84, Klaipėda), 1st floor hall. The presentations were given by the representatives of KMTP, Klaipėda University, AB ‘Geoterma’, the President of Aquaculture Association of Germany Prof. Dr. Bela H. Buck talked about the experience of Germany in developing aquaculture.
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