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The ASEM aquaculture platform

Funded under: FP7-KBBE


For several countries in Asia, many of which have long-standing traditions in farmed fishing, aquaculture represents one of the fastest growing and most profitable industries in the region. Europe, on the other hand, is more of a newcomer, but has developed advanced technologies, research and teaching, which contribute to high, value added production. It is also a major export market for Asian production. Over the past few years, the configuration of east and south-east Asian and EU countries present at Asia-Europe Meetings (ASEM), initially intended for high-level political dialogue, also spawned channels of interaction in other areas, including policy and technology. Multi-stakeholder dialogue platforms comprising scientists, research managers, business people, civil society organisations, public managers and others, were set up to generate better mutual understanding, build trust, exchange experience, and foster and use new collaborative opportunities. Some of the thematic areas of highest mutual interest were first identified at a ministerial meeting of ASEM science and technology ministers in Beijing, China, in 1999. Aquaculture ranked high on the agenda, and led to the ASEM Aquaculture Platform in 2002. This publication is an overview of the work conducted by this platform in support of collaboration between Europe and Asia in the field of aquaculture.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23465 EN (2008), 23 pp. Free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-23465-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-09031-8
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