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Conference on Competitive and Sustainable Aquaculture

Dimensions and Tools of Competitive and Sustainable Aquaculture in Northern Europe

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The conference was organised by the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. A separate Workshop on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, also financed by the NCM and organised by Technical University of Denmark (DTU), was linked to the conference (www.NordicRAS.net). Together, these two consecutive events formed the Aquaculture Forum. The conference brought together 125 participants from thirteen different European countries. There was broad representation from the aquaculture sector in Europe: central and local administrations, research institutes, universities, industry and a range of other organisations.

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Introduction

The Conference on Competitive and Sustainable Aquaculture was held on 4–5 October 2011 in the House of the Estates in Helsinki, Finland. The goal of the conference was to provide a forum for the authorities, the aquaculture industry, researchers and other stakeholders to discuss opportunities and challenges for aquaculture in Northern Europe. Moreover, the conference aimed at implementing the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and its flagship project on aquaculture. The conference was part of the Finnish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) in 2011. The conference was also financed by the NCM.

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