The European Commission together with the Ministry for Economic Affairs of The Netherlands organised on the 24th May in Brussels the Conference "Tapping into Blue Growth: the way forward for European aquaculture"
A day-long event dedicated to raising the profile of aquaculture in the EU opened by Mr Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Mr van Dam, Minister for Agriculture of The Netherlands and Linnéa Engström, Vice Chair of the Committee on Fisheries of the European Parliament.
The conference covered topics such as:
• engaging with stakeholders in the aquaculture sector
• creating a positive environment for innovation in aquaculture
• pursuing successful business models
• research and education
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