Cuba and the United States Show Results in Monitoring the Sea

The countries have carried out a joint study for the conservation of sharks to be discussed at the 10th Congress on Sea Sciences

By: Juventud Rebelde

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2015-11-19 | 15:18:48 EST
The countries have carried out a joint study for the conservation of sharks to be discussed at the 10th Congress on Sea Sciences.The countries have carried out a joint study for the conservation of sharks to be discussed at the 10th Congress on Sea Sciences. Photo: Courtesy of the sourceZoom
Cuba and the United States have carried out a joint study for the conservation of sharks to be discussed  at the 10th Congress on Sea Sciences, focused on the health of the waters surrounded Cuba and fishing exploitation, Prensa Latina reported.

According to the Director of the Cuban National Aquarium Guillermo García, the large U.S participation, having more than a hundred participants in the meeting, is favoring an important debate for the exchange between academicians and specialists.

The meeting, which is being held until November 20 with the participation of 290 Cuban specialists and nearly 120 specialists from 12 countries, is offering a total of 37 papers from U.S speakers, and three executives from U.S institutions will give lectures.

For her part, the Vice-President of the Center of Engineering and Environmental Management of Cuban Bays and Coasts, Liuba Chabalina assured in a previous press conference that MARCUBA is supported by more than 40 entities and five universities in Cuba.

Chabalina, who is leading the Scientific Committee of the event, explained that papers have been distributed in four symposiums: Human Impact and Risk Management; Climatic Change; Conservation and Biodiversity, and Biotechnology and Biodiversity.

Companies and institutions have a great interest in Biotechnology and Biodiversity, which has been shown by paper repetition and researches, especially in the field of fishing exploitation and pharmacology from sea products.

In this regard, the sustainable management of zones on the costs and beaches, and the protection of the species excel, thanks to the many studies registered by Cuban and foreign participants.

The Executive Secretary of the meeting Argelia Fernández highlighted that Guatemala, Perú and El Salvador  are participating for the first time in the present edition of MARACUBA.

MARACUBA is a triennial meeting and this event has granted the National Award on Sea Sciences since 2006.

Translated by ESTI

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