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Joint statement on future cooperation on aquaculture

Canada, Chile, Scotland and Norway signed a joint statement on future aquaculture cooperation at Aqua-Nor last week.

– Although our industries are competitors in a global market, we share some common challenges. By cooperation and exchange of information we can learn from each other in effort to develop the aquaculture industry in a sustainable way, says the Norwegian minister Elisabeth Aspaker.

The three countires see this as an important step forward, and an step towards increased production needed for the expanded population of the world.

Norway, Scotland, Canada, and Chile are the worlds four main producers of atlantic salmon.The agreement signed last week gives the countries an unique opportunity to learn from each other. The aim is to encourage cooperation, exchange knowledge and experiences, and work to put seafood on the global agenda on food security and nutrition.

The Scottish Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Dr Aileen McLeod states:

– I am delighted to be here at Aqua Nor strengthening our international ties with Norway, Canada and Chile, recognising the worldwide importance of aquaculture growth delivered through enhanced co-operation and joint working.

– Today’s joint statement is good news for the future sustainable growth and development of our aquaculture sector.  And I look forward to sharing the successes and learning from the challenges that all our countries have experienced as we look to grow sustainably, says dr McLeod.