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SEA FARMERS: INTEGRATED COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
INTEGRATED COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Introduced by the Research and Development Group in Mussel Production (Pro-Mytilus-UdeC) of the Universidad de Concepción, and the Recupera Chile project from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies of Harvard University, has as objective:
To support and train artisanal fishermen organizations and amall business entrepreneurs in aquaculture of the Biobío Region
The execution of small-scale productive venture projects in the field of marine aquaculture as a contribution to the governmental fishery policies regarding the promotion of small-scale aquaculture (“Acuicultura de Pequeña Escala” or “APE” in Spanish).
At present, the program is being discussed and analyzed in different instances of the fishery institutions of the Biobío Region in order to see their financing, implementation, and execution strategy.
The Sea Farmers program considers the execution of 11 projects in a period of 3 years, such as: the production of bivalve mollusks seeds and macro-algae valves for growing crops and/or repopulation in management areas, the implementation of multipurpose processing plants, the installation of aquaculture centers and shops with a gastronomic offer and touristic services, the creation of practice centres for students from the network of aquaculture technical schools, a Marine Educational Farm for elementary and secondary education.
Assistance, management and monitoring of the implementation of the Sea Farmers Program.
Production of mussel seeds for later growing and fattening in modular hatcheries.
Local algae-seedling production at modular algae-hatcheries for later growth.
Multi-purpose processing plants (fish and shellfish)
in Tumbes Bay.
Small-scale polyculture for shellfish and algae in
Macro-algae cultivation center in Coliumo Bay
Pilot processing plant to add value to locally extracted algae.
Setting up an aquaculture cultivation center and restaurant to strengthen tourism.
Marine aquaculture cultivation center and small-scale processing plant.
High school outreach programs and support for small business entrepreneurs.
Educational Marine Cultivation Center.
The execution of these projects will directly benefit 66.000 people related to artisanal fishing activities from Punta Lavapié, Llico, Laraquete, Tumbes
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