The objectives of the project proposal: Organisation of a landmark aquaculture event, 25 years after the FAO technical conference on Aquaculture in Kyoto, marking the beginning of the new millennium. Production of a reference work from this milestone event. Sensitise actors of the expanding aquaculture sector to ensure that constraints suffered by the other related sectors such as agriculture and forestry are avoided.
Contribute to the preparation of new, and the review of existing, guidelines for sustainable aquaculture development. Stimulate discussions, increase awareness and provoke reflections on the future of aquaculture in the new millennium, including strategies for RTD research. Already in 1995 it was decided by the board of the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) to hold a landmark conference in Europe at the start of the new millennium, in collaboration with other international bodies such as the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), FAO and EC.