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ASEM Aquaculture Platform
www.asemaquaculture.org

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Acronym: AqASEM
Period: 2004 till 2006
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Aquaculture; Socioeconomic aspects; Sustainable development; Sustainable development
Geographical terms: Asia [Marine Regions]; Europe [Marine Regions]

Institute  Top 
  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Dierlijk Productie; Laboratorium voor Aquacultuur en Artemia Reference Center (ARC), more, co-ordinator

Abstract:
The Platform intends to work out an action-oriented agenda for co-operation and to develop a multi-stakeholder platform for dialogue, networking and continued coordination concerning sustainable aquaculture between EU and Asia. Through its different stakeholders the platform aims to reconcile ecological and socio-economic demands and introduce or consolidate concepts of sustainability in aquaculture development in both regions. It will create a forum for experts and policy-makers, and by disseminating knowledge up to policy levels as well as down to farmers.

Through its different stakeholders the platform aims to reconcile ecological and socio-economic demands and introduce or consolidate concepts of sustainability in aquaculture development in both regions. Throughout the various activities attention will be paid to the following societal concerns
- Fair trade, food safety, nutritional security and quality standards
- Environmental sustainability
- Social equitability

expected results:

  • a smoothly operating network;
  • a durable, long-term dialogue between the different stakeholders resulting in durable commitments (Codes of conduct, …);
    workshops that extend a message among and beyond platform members (public opinion, political agenda’s, …);
  • a comprehensive database, freely accessible via a own homepage with information relevant to sustainable aquaculture in EU and ASEM;
  • increased transfer of knowledge between different regions & stakeholders;
  • closer linkage and increased efficiency of European & Asian aquaculture research;
  • increased efficiency in fund raising and project proposal success.

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