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3rd Edition of
World Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference

May 24-25, 2023| Hybrid Event
WAC 2022

Aquaculture challenges and opportunities in city-state Singapore

Diana Chan, Speaker at Aquaculture
Aquaculture Innovation Centre, Singapore
Title : Aquaculture challenges and opportunities in city-state Singapore

Abstract:

Singapore is a city-state with a population of close to 6 million people. About 95% of the food consumed comes from foreign imports.  Singapore is not an agricultural country but there are about 110-120 coastal foodfish farms with at least 10 land based farms. In order to reduce reliance on foreign food imports for local consumption, the local government has been very supportive in extending funding support and incentive schemes to help local farmers explore technology adoption for enhancing farm production and yield.  This is especially more so when the nation is targeting to produce enough in order to achieve 30% of the total nutritional needs by 2030.  With less than 1% arable land available for farming, innovation and technology development has become the key to driving the development of the local aquaculture industry towards super intensive aquaculture production.  The talk would be highlighting the challenges and opportunities in Singapore aquaculture industry including some of the innovations and technology development.

Biography:

Dr Diana Chan is Deputy Centre Director of Aquaculture Innovation Centre in Singapore with at least 13 years of aquaculture working experience through consultancy, applied research and training. She had held leadership appointment in academic and technology development at Temasek Polytechnic since 1997.  Diana is co-Chair of the Technical Committee for Food Production under Singapore Standards Development Organisation and has served as the President of the World Aquaculture Society-APC from 2020-2021. She is also on the Global Conference Aquaculture Working Committee for Aquaculture Innovations, FAO. Diana’s current interest in mudcrab hatchery is to supply crablets for farm grow-out and for conservation.

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