Norway–Singapore aquaculture cooperation expanding

Norges Fiskerihogskole (Norwegian College of Fishery Science), University of Tromso and Tropical Marine Science Institute at National University of Singapore early in June entered into a memorandum of understanding opening for an exchange program of scholars and students.
     This cooperation is one step on the way to gradually expand the collaboration with Norway, to also include commercial areas.
     The Research Council of Norway and The Norwegian Trade Council in Singapore have been working closely with Singaporean interest to support the country’s strategy as a regional hub for aquaculture.
     Singapore is an important seafood market for consumption and processing. Over the last years the country has invested considerably in establishment of high quality infrastructure of facilities and personnel. While future farming of fish has to take place in the waters of the neighboring countries due to Singapore’s lack of a sizeable coastline, all the R&D, critical supply functions and logistics will be centered around the city state.

Source: Norwegian Trade Council, Singapore

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