With our growing world population we are placing Earth’s natural resources under severe pressure. One of our most pressing challenges will be to feed everyone a balanced and nutritious diet while keeping our effects on the environment to a minimum.

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Ron Zweig

Member of Falmouth’s Water Quality Management Committee, President of the Coonamessett Farm Foundation
Focus Technical specialist and task manager with nearly four decades of experience on programs involving food security and environmental assessment, aquatic resource management, coastal and inland aquaculture, integrated fish farming, coastal zone planning and fisheries management, biodiversity conservation, and lake and reservoir fisheries particularly in China and several countries in South and Southeast Asia.
Education University of Oregon, Doctoral studies, 1971
Background Worked on programs for the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Program, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), and several U.S. government agencies, private sector entities, and NGOs
Notable accomplishments Recipient of Bank’s Green Award, 2006 for the formulation and adoption of international principles for responsible shrimp aquaculture
Why aquaculture? Sustainable aquaculture development has critical potential for enhancing food security, creating employment and alleviating poverty. It can be an important complement to other food production systems. Its role has also become increasing essential with the yields from inland and ocean fisheries having reached or exceeded maximum sustainable yields over the past 25 years throughout most of the world while the demand for aquatic products continues to rise.