The fishing industry is booming.
In just a few years, more than 1.6 million tonnes of fish are consumed each year, according to the International Fishing Forum.
But the industry also needs to address some of the key issues affecting the fish industry, including the high rates of disease, the poor quality of fish and a lack of sustainable fish farming.
The industry has been struggling for years to address these issues and is hoping to have a breakthrough with the first World Fish Forum on Aquaculture.
The forum is set to start on Wednesday in Singapore and is the first event to address the industry’s challenges.
The panel, headed by Dr Simon Daley from the University of Sydney, is due to present their recommendations on how the industry can improve its environmental and health record.
The key issue will be the quality of the fish that is being produced.
“What’s the quality?” said Dr Daley.
“It’s going to be the same thing that all fish that we consume, the quality is the quality that is going to get to market,” he said.
“If you are producing a good quality fish and you are using good quality farming techniques, you are getting a good fish.”
The industry needs to ensure that it’s using the best farming techniquesDr Daley said that the industry is already facing challenges to the fish farming system, with the emergence of new techniques and fish farming practices being used.
“There are certain fish species that we are seeing that we’ve never seen before,” he explained.
“For example, the first species that was introduced to Australia, the Atlantic bluefish, is an extremely large fish, but they have not been commercially caught in the wild.”
The Atlantic blue is one of the most beautiful fish that has ever been caught.
“So you are going to have to have some good management techniques to be able to harvest these fish effectively, but we are very close to being able to do that.”
There are a number of strategies that can be used to improve the quality and sustainability of fish farming, including: