Welcome to the ASEM Aquaculture Platform

The ASEM Aquaculture 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. The platform connects experts, the public and policy-makers by disseminating knowledge up to policy levels as well as down to farmers or consumers.

The platform is supported by the FP7 programme of the European Commission and by the Flemish Research Council.


Special ASEM Aquaculture session at AQUA2012

at AQUA 2012, "Global aquaculture securing our future"
Prague, Czech Republic, Sept 1-5, 2012


The ASEM Aquaculture Platform session is conceived as a moderated debate. Rather than traditional presentations we would invite one speaker per issue to give a brief account of the status and outlook of the issue at stake, followed by open discussion between the public and an expert panel.



  1. Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA)
    • Introduction: Current status and future strategy on IMTA in China
    • By: Prof. Fang Jianguang, Yellow Sea Fisheries Institute, China
    • Discussion:
      • what is the status of IMTA in China and what can Europeans learn from it?
      • is the Chinese concept applicable in Europe? Why or why not? 
      • what is China’s & Europe’s future strategy?
  2. Interaction between research and industry
    • Introduction: how is the European sector organising itself
    • By:
    • Discussion:
      • what are formal and informal links between industry and research, both in Europe & in Asia?
      • what is the governmental policy towards regulation of the industry?
      • what are opportunities for interaction between European and Asian aquaculture industry?