Affiliation: Aquaculture without Frontiers
Keywords: fishing industry, Organizations, Aquaculture, Aquatic organisms
Countries: Australia
Bio: Aquaculture (the farming of aquatic organisms, including fish, mollusks, crustaceans and aquatic plants) is included in the programs of other NGOs that work in developing and transition countries. However, the scope of these NGOs is usually very broad, and it is difficult for them to divert much of their resources specifically to aquaculture development. Many also lack the technical background to do so effectively. Aquaculture without Frontiers has been established for the specific purpose of promoting and supporting responsible and sustainable aquaculture to assist in poverty alleviation through improving rural livelihoods in developing and transition countries. In its work, Aquaculture without Frontiers draws on the experience of respected professionals from every relevant discipline. Aquaculture without Frontiers is unique in devoting all of its resources and attention to aquaculture; however, it does not seek to promote aquaculture in isolation, but as a component of integrated rural and coastal development plans, and of strategies to alleviate poverty. Aquaculture without Frontiers encourages interaction, cooperation and linkages with other organizations.