May 11, 2023


UK and India sign agreement for joint research programmes in aquaculture



The UK and India have signed a landmark agreement aimed at fostering development of joint research programmes, including the use of UK technology to detect diseases in shrimp aquaculture, The Fish Site reported.


The agreement, which encompasses science, research, and innovation initiatives, includes two key aquaculture projects. The signing took place during the UK-India Science Innovation Council meeting.


This ground-breaking agreement aims to streamline bureaucratic processes that hinder major collaborations and pave the way for a host of new joint research endeavours. Among the planned programmes include a study that will leverage cutting-edge technology from the UK to identify diseases in shrimp aquaculture.


Additionally, the partnership will focus on utilising data to detect harmful algal blooms (HABs) that impact the ocean.


George Freeman, the UK Minister of State for the Department for Science, Innovation, and Technology, highlighted the strong foundation for research collaboration between the two nations.


He said the agreement would deepen UK's collaboration with other global science powerhouses, promoting innovation and research to tackle shared global challenges.


The minister also said that this partnership has the potential to foster growth in various sectors, companies, and employment opportunities, benefiting both countries and the global community as a whole.


-      The Fish Site

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