Departmental Reports


Title:

The International Center for Aquaculture Annual Report for 1975



Author(s):

Shell, E. W.



Date: 1975



Funding Agency: USAID



Keywords: international, aquaculture,development



Category: International Annual Report



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Summary/Recommendations/Objectives:

Establishment of the International Center at Auburn University

and funding of the overall project, "To Strengthen



specialized Competency in Aquaculture," reflect ( 1) the

importance of aquaculture in developing nations of the world,



and (2) Aubmn University's competence and worldwide

leadership in fisheries.

Aquaculture is becoming increasingly important in developing


countries as a means of providing more of the protein


needed for adequate diets and as an important contribution


to economic growth. It utilizes infertile lands and


runoff waters, along with agricultural wastes and surpluses,


to intensively grow crops of high quality protein in the form


of fish and other aquatic animals, thus greatly increasing the


ability of each country to supply the protein needs of its


own people. Aquaculture can be used to grow high quality


protein locally where it is most needed, thereby reducing


the cost of transportation, processing, and refrigeration. It


also provides additional needed income and employment for


farmers.
















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