Singapore to Launch R&D Cluster for Sustainable Tropical Aquaculture

Jan 2023

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA), National University of Singapore (NUS), Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL), and seven industry partners, including Barramundi Group (BG), Blue Aqua International (Blue Aqua), Singapore Aquaculture Technologies (SAT), Swee Chioh Fishery (SCF), The Fish Farmer, Universal Aquaculture (UA), and Vertical Oceans (VO), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop the AquaPolis Programme.

The AquaPolis Programme, an initiative under Singapore Food Story R&D Programme 2.0, envisions Singapore as a leading research and innovation cluster for sustainable tropical aquaculture. It brings together local and overseas aquaculture researchers and industry partners to reap strategic synergies in developing innovative and sustainable solutions while cultivating talent for the industry’s workforce.

AquaPolis will capitalize on the technical, operational and research expertise of strategic partners to achieve translational R&D results, in improving the productivity and competitiveness of local farms towards Singapore’s “30 by 30” food security goal. This goal aims to build the agri-food industry’s capability and capacity to sustainably produce 30% of Singapore’s nutritional needs by 2030.

Beyond local production, the developed solutions and innovations may also be relevant to agri-food industries in other regional countries and contribute to sustainable food practices and enhance food security, particularly in the light of climate change.

(Source: Singapore Food Agency)

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