Science in the S.E.A.A.: World Fisheries’ Day: sustainability in action

Ever wanted to understand more about the seafood on your plate?

The seafood on your plate: fisheries, aquaculture & sustainability

Our oceans and freshwater systems supply us with an immense variety of nutritious seafood. Historically, wild capture fisheries met this supply, and recently almost half of our seafood comes from aquaculture – farming animals and plants in water. With an increasing human population and a higher demand for seafood, aquaculture production will continue to increase.

Every November 21, fishing communities worldwide celebrate World Fisheries Day to highlight the importance of maintaining the world’s fisheries. This year, Guardians of the S.E.A.A. has invited Associate Professor Jennifer Cobcroft of James Cook University (JCU) Singapore to share about fisheries and aquaculture, and their relationship.

A/Prof Cobcroft will share with us the close link between capture fisheries and aquaculture, and how JCU researchers are helping overcome challenges through research on fish nutrition, genetics, aquatic animal health, hatchery technologies, and ornamental fish culture.

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A/Prof Cobcroft is the founding academic in aquaculture teaching and research at JCU Singapore. She has over 20 years’ experience in aquaculture, largely focusing on solving challenges in the hatchery production of marine finfish species.

Sustainability in S.E.A. Aquarium (Corals & Sea Jellies)

S.E.A. Aquarium aquarists will also be sharing with us how they culture sea jellies and propagate corals within the aquarium to promote self-sustenance. This way, they don’t need to rely on wild caught options. Find out what tools and methods they use, and even see the different types of live feeds used in aquaculture.

Acrylic plates where sea jelly polyps settle.
These are the acrylic plates where sea jelly polyps settle.

Science in the S.E.A.A.

Date: 23rd Nov 2018, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Venue: Open Ocean Gallery
Recommended for: anyone age 12 and above

Registration closes 22 Nov 2018, 12pm

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