Friday, June 28, 2019

Aquaculture centre aims to boost Singapore's food sustainability goal

By Erlina Calubayan, The New Paper, 27 June 2019 at 06:00 am


Dr Koh Poh Koon (second from left) visiting the Aquaculture Innovation Centre in Temasek Polytechnic.
PHOTO: Dr Koh Poh Koon (second from left) visiting the Aquaculture Innovation Centre in Temasek Polytechnic.
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New Aquaculture Innovation Centre aims to help reach goal of locally growing 30% of food needs by 2030.

In a research facility at the Aquaculture Innovation Centre (AIC) at Temasek Polytechnic (TP), about 300 crabs have been produced from a few spawning batches over the last 15 months, offering hope that the numbers of the crustacean will be given a boost in the near future.



In a research facility at the Aquaculture Innovation Centre (AIC) at Temasek Polytechnic (TP), about 300 crabs have been produced from a few spawning batches over the last 15 months, offering hope that the numbers of the crustacean will be given a boost in the near future.
PHOTO: In a research facility at the Aquaculture Innovation Centre (AIC) at Temasek Polytechnic (TP), about 300 crabs have been produced from a few spawning batches over the last 15 months, offering hope that the numbers of the crustacean will be given a boost in the near future.
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The supply of crab to Singapore has dropped by 30 per cent after overharvesting and bad weather conditions due to global warming hurt its populations in the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. And the TP project, which is still in an experimental phase, aims to boost the crustacean's numbers in a clean, fast and sustainable manner and also produce meaty versions of the animal.

The AIC, the 10th Centre of Innovation (COI), was officially opened at TP yesterday and it will play an important role in helping Singapore in its mission to locally grow 30 per cent of its food needs by 2030. Only 9 per cent of the country's fish consumption is now produced locally.



The supply of crab to Singapore has dropped by 30 per cent after overharvesting and bad weather conditions due to global warming hurt its populations in the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
PHOTO: The supply of crab to Singapore has dropped by 30 per cent after overharvesting and bad weather conditions due to global warming hurt its populations in the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. The TP project, which is still in an experimental phase, aims to boost the crustacean's numbers in a clean, fast and sustainable manner and also produce meaty versions of the animal.
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The AIC will be a collaborator, technological enabler, and training provider to small and medium-sized enterprises, government agencies and tertiary institutions.

In his keynote address yesterday, guest of honour Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry, said: "Food sustainability and resilience are increasingly significant issues globally. As the world population grows, these issues will only worsen if no action is taken as local food supplies have already been unable to meet demands.

 

Food sustainability and resilience are increasingly significant issues globally.
PHOTO: Food sustainability and resilience are increasingly significant issues globally. As the world population grows, these issues will only worsen if no action is taken as local food supplies have already been unable to meet demands.
Crab is another creature that got mentioned quite often in tales and stories. Perhaps, due to its already strange features; hard shell, big clumsy claws, and multiple legs, the creature's often not changed from its real physical form. In fact, in most legends, they are simply larger ones.
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"But our strong innovation ecosystem, our robust intellectual property and standard framework as well as our pro-business environment put Singapore in an excellent position to become a leading player in the urban agriculture and aquaculture industry."

Led by TP and supported by Enterprise Singapore, AIC is the first COI to utilise a consortium model.

The other eight partners are Ngee Ann, Republic and Nanyang Polytechnics, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, James Cook University, Singapore Food Agency, and Agency for Science, Technology and Research.



Our strong innovation ecosystem, our robust intellectual property and standard framework as well as our pro-business environment put Singapore in an excellent position to become a leading player in the urban agriculture and aquaculture industry.
PHOTO: "Our strong innovation ecosystem, our robust intellectual property and standard framework as well as our pro-business environment put Singapore in an excellent position to become a leading player in the urban agriculture and aquaculture industry."
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The centre will cooperate and co-share expertise, facilities, intellectual properties and resources with consortium members to serve the needs of local aquaculture enterprises.

Conferences, workshops and joint research and development efforts are in the pipeline, and the AIC will also train aquaculture farmers of the future while facilitating the open-sharing of knowledge.



Conferences, workshops and joint research and development efforts are in the pipeline, and the AIC will also train aquaculture farmers of the future while facilitating the open-sharing of knowledge.
PHOTO: Conferences, workshops and joint research and development efforts are in the pipeline, and the AIC will also train aquaculture farmers of the future while facilitating the open-sharing of knowledge.
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Dr Lee Chee Wee, the AIC centre director, said: "Singapore has the ability to set the standards so when our companies go out of the country to sell their products or to produce outside of Singapore, they will be in the same league as market leaders in terms of quality."


For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body. (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.). (Mark 7:19).
PHOTO: "For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)" (Mark 7:19).

"Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything." (Genesis 9:3).
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With a sideways tap-dance, Crab doesn’t always take the direct path, instead following the natural rhythms of the moon, the water and the land.
PHOTO: With a sideways tap-dance, Crab doesn’t always take the direct path, instead following the natural rhythms of the moon, the water and the land.
Crab teaches us to protect ourselves on whatever path it is that we embark upon, to shield ourselves when necessary, but not to let our emotions get the better of us, to be careful with our trust, but to believe in the divine and relax as we move amidst the watery waves of wellbeing.
Crab has a joyful ability to feel to the depths of their soul and a strong connection to home and life’s comforts.
Protection, transformation, rebirth, and deep emotions are all part of the Crab Totem Spirit symbolism.
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By Erlina Calubayan, The New Paper, 27 June 2019 at 06:00 am
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[1] Erlina Calubayan, The New Paper, Aquaculture centre aims to boost Singapore's food sustainability goal, posted on 27 June 2019 at 06:00 am, https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/aquaculture-centre-aims-boost-singapores-food-sustainability-goal


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