USSEC Participates in Mexican Forum of Aquaculture and Worldwide Economic Forum of Tilapia in Mexico
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USSEC recently participated in and sponsored the 8th Mexican Forum of Aquaculture and 1st Worldwide Economic Forum of Tilapia from November 6-8 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. USSEC consultants Gina Conroy, Carmen Diaz and Jairo Amezquita attended this forum to establish and increase relationships with people involved with the aquaculture industry, to promote the use of soybean products in aquaculture and to contact projects of trade and technical servicing within the industry.
The aquaculture conference, for the first time, also included the Worldwide Economic Forum of Tilapia. Ms. Conroy and Ms. Diaz were invited by the organizers as featured specialists in Aquatic Animal Health and Risk Management, respectively. During the forum, they presented two lectures about the management of aquatic health issues and risk management as well as the uses of U.S. soybeans in aqua feeds with the objective of providing this information to the industry. The USSEC team also met with potential users of U.S soybean products such as representatives from local feed mills and tilapia producers to coordinate opportunities to work together. In 2013, the Mexican aquaculture industry will produce approximately 120,000 metric tons (MT) and will demand more than 70,000 MT of soybean meal from the U.S.