Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine Genetic Resources and their Amelioration – Proceedings and Recommendations

The Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine Genetic Resources (FMGR) and their Amelioration was held from 10-12 July 2019, at the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop was organized by the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) under its programme on Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources, the Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy and the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA).

The key objectives of the Workshop were to:

  • Assess the current status of underutilised FMGR at the regional level and to assess R&D status of priority species with potential for use in food and agriculture.
  • Discuss knowledge gaps and the way forward in defining regional priorities concerning underutilised FMGR and create awareness on their role and potential for diversification of food supplies and livelihood generation.
  • Formulate strategies for strengthening the institutional framework for FMGR management, and legal and policy framework to promote their conservation and sustainable use at the regional level.

These proceedings contain a summary of the thematic presentations, discussions and recommendations of the workshop. They are redistributed here courtesy of APAARI.

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