We can read this week in The Aquaculturists that at the recent Paris Conference «The Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL)«, it has become clear that there are certain limitations in predicting global growth that will make it possible to double current production in one of each.
This limitation is conditioned by the main problem that the sector has and which is none other than the high losses associated with diseases, which, for example, in the case of shrimp reaches over 50% of all harvested, and Thus seriously affecting what was estimated to be occurring at this time.
Although diseases are the main risk factor for the industry and seriously affect the financial capacity and, of course, the market, there is still a certain «blindness» on the part of the companies when investing seriously in the management and management of the diseases.
Although there is some consensus that this year there has been a turning point in global health management (see Chile and ISA in salmon, see EMS in shrimp) and that the contribution of scientific development and Technological improvements have undoubtedly made it possible to reduce the economic impact, it remains one of the main bottlenecks in the industry.
And although much has been done, it is not enough. It is necessary to invest more resources to know more, much more about the main diseases and, above all, how to implement and contribute to the improvement of risk management. There is no doubt that this will lead to major changes in most companies and that new opportunities will appear for those who have already embarked on this path.