Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the SEAT newsletter. In this issue, we report on SEAT's work with small and medium-sized business enterprises, hear from researchers describing their work and its implications as well as how SEAT's findings are influencing international audiences!

Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 12.28.1340 years of Aquaculture!Marking 40 years of the journal Aquaculture, Elsevier are organising the conference: To the Next 40 Years of Sustainable Global Aquaculture and several papers by SEAT researchers on their findings in the project are being presented highlighting the future of sustainable aquaculture!
Documenting coercive practices by external shrimp interestsWorking with SMEsThroughout SEAT’s investigations researchers have been working with numerous SMEs. Here Dr. Francis Murray describes the difficulties of ensuring full traceability and SEAT's work with WAB international.
Screen Shot 2013-08-20 at 15.56.28Asia- Pacific Aquaculture & Sustainable IntensificationHow can aquaculture be sustainably intensified using resources efficiently and employing environmentally sound practices? SEAT' findings were presented at the Regional Consultation on the Sustainable Intensification of Aquaculture in Asia-Pacific to address this.
Wenbo Zhang, Liu Liping and Dr. Edwards at a statue commemorating, Zhong Ling, who first bred Chinese  carps in the late 1950's.SEAT in NACA Aquaculture AsiaSEAT was profiled in NACA's Aquaculture Asia magazine as Dr. Peter Edwards was guided around China and the aquaculture industry in several Chinese Towns by SEAT researchers Liu Liping and Wenbo Zhang.
medicineVeterinary medicines, feed additives and probiotics use in aquacultureInformation about the use of veterinary medicines, feed additives and probiotics is crucial for the evaluation of human health and environmental risks. Information on use in Asian aquaculture has previously been limited but SEAT investigated and has just been published in the journal Aquaculture.
People of SEAT – Wenbo ZhangWenbo Zhang is completing his PHD in partnership with the University of Stirling and Shanghai Ocean University. In this short interview he discusses his work exploring the sustainability of shrimp and tilapia in Chinese aquaculture, the long history of aquaculture in China (including the first aquaculture instruction book that was written 2,500 years ago) the implications of aquaculture on food security and economic development and how these factors have affected the industry and the species farmed.

You can see more interviews with the SEAT researchers here.
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