In June 2023, a Singapore delegation took a trip to Southern and Western Australia to learn about sustainable aquaculture practices. Mr Ken Cheong, Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Agro-Food Enterprises Federation, offers his insights.
The Marine Aquaculture Centre's pioneering role as a research and development hub in tropical marine aquaculture has supported the sector's growth in Singapore. With two decades of achievements, the Centre now aspires to be a regional research and innovation hub that shapes the future of sustainable tropical marine aquaculture.
Seafood is a popular choice of protein and with climate change, sustainable aquaculture looks set to increasingly become an important source of food. What does Singapore’s aquaculture industry need to do to realise its full potential?
The aquaculture sector plays a key role in achieving food security in Singapore. Yet, as with many other places, it is vulnerable to the effects of climate change and certain farm management practices that degrade water quality. However, as shared by Dr Giana Gomes of Temasek Lifesciences Laboratory and Dr Jose Domingos from James Cook University, there are ways for us to maintain water quality in our fish farms to fully unlock its potential.
Despite being a minor producer, Singapore boasts a vibrant R&D ecosystem with a growing pool of researchers, state-of-the-art facilities, and various research funding options. The goal: transform and innovate to raise productivity, strengthen climate resilience, and ensure sustainability.
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Last updated on Wednesday, April 22, 2020