ADVANCED LESSONS IN ECONOMICS by the International Aquafeed Staff Writer
he third international seminar on Advanced Lessons in Economics from the Fisheries and Aquaculture (ALFAE) was held in Santiago de Compestela, Galicia, Spain from 6-10 July 2015. The event, held every two years, attracted the participation of 36 speakers from 22 countries across five continents and was attended by more than fifty students, who staged debates about the state of the economy in these sectors and the latest in technological innovation, marketing and governance. FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation, awarded eight grants to students from China, Turkey, Brazil, India, Tanzania (2), Morocco and South Africa.
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The seminar, which was aimed especially at participants with a university education or equivalent professional experience, researchers, managers, industry players, consultants, advisers and other specialists involved in the socio-economics of fisheries and aquaculture, finally brought together over a hundred participants. During this course, which took place at the headquarters of the Galician School of Public Administration, experts revealed that both the fisheries and the aquaculture are not without problems and challenges and agreed on the need that industry and government work together to overcome weaknesses and threats and take advantage of opportunities and strengths, including those related to the interactions between the two sectors.