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NIO Partners in European Commission Project
The continued contribution made in the areas of coastal ecology, coastal resource assessment and environmental management strategies for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture development has enabled National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) to be a partner in an European Commission funded project entitled "Environmental Management reform for Sustainable Farming, Fisheries and Aquaculture" under the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. This Coordinated Action Project will run for 3 years and thirty institutions/SMEs (26 from Europe and four from India) having complementary skills and expertise are participating in this project. The project is being coordinated by Chalex Research Limited, United Kingdom. The farming, fishery and aquaculture industries are looking forward for better environmental management reforms towards improvement of sustainability in production. The issues to be addressed through this project are decreasing the pollution level and the nuisance value of wastes, and by promoting more efficient waste handling, waste recycling, and lower input systems for better production in line with Best Management Practices (BMPs). The project aims at 'fork-to-farm approach' to provide safer, healthier and high quality food to consumers. The project relies on more a consultative work which involves review of the current problems, which are preventing reforms in the farming, fisheries and aquaculture industries, especially in the areas of environmental management and sustainability and those preventing synergy of research in small expert groups. The partners will then formulate joint strategies for the future and make recommendations to major funding bodies for future research directions in the field. Mr. R.A. Sreepada, Technical Officer will coordinate the project at NIO and represent as a core member in the Steering committee for the project management.
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