State Spotlight

Food Security for the Future: The Role of Aquatic Health

Noxubee Visit

Mississippi State University’s Global Center For Aquatic Food Security and the International Institute hosted a two-day food security workshop - Food Security for the Future: The Role of Aquatic Health - on Oct. 22 and 23. The workshop featured international guests from around the globe who presented their research about aquaculture and how to feed the future world population projected to increase by nearly two billion by 2050. The collaborative workshop included the International Institute; College of Veterinary Medicine; Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine; Office of Research and Economic Development; and Mississippi State University. Pictured are Olga Haenen (front) of Central Veterinary Institute of Wageningen in The Netherlands; and (l-r) Yngve Torgersen, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Norway; Edmund Peeler, Centre for Environmental, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science in United Kingdom; Jose Garcia, Department of Animal Health, Aquaculture and Veterinary Medicine, Computense University in Madrid, Spain; Stephen Feist, Fish Culture and Fisheries Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; Stewart C. Johnson, Parr Coordinator Pacific Region Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Biological Station, Canada.

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October 26, 2015