Colloquium: Poverty and Aquaculture

Prof. David Little led the Institute of Aquaculture's Research Colloquium on 18th May, bringing together various strands of research from the Society and technology interface team within the Aquaculture Systems Group at the institute of Aquaculture. The theme was "Poverty and Aquaculture" - examining some of the misconceptions and misassumptions surrounding the role of aquaculture in rural development.


Aquaculture can be seen to play an increasing role in providing both nutrition and income for poorer communities. The importance of broader agri-aqua production systems was also underlined with the role that self-recruiting species can play in providing high quality nutrition.