With many farmers taking up shrimp cultivation in the coastal villages, particularly Vennami culture, many foreign seafood companies and Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) are coming forward to have joint ventures with the local farmers.
However, they are insisting that the farmers follow fair farming methods for achieving Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for their produce, which will have good demand in the international market.
Star Agro Marine Exports Private Ltd. Nellore, organised an awareness programme on ‘Sustainable Aquaculture and Global Trade' for aqua farmers here on Monday. Director of Quality Control (BAP), Jeff Peterson, National Fish and Seafoods Inc, USA, president Jeffrey Sedacca and GAA member James Dimino attended the one-day seminar.
Shaik Abdul Aziz, MD of Star Agro Company, informed the foreign delegates about the ongoing certification process, sustainable aquaculture, production per annum and the benefits to the farmers in coastal areas.