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.


New ASEM member countries

  • VIENTIANE, 5 November 2012
  • Norway, Bangladesh and Switserland joined ASEM

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.


Debate on issues of common interest for the Vietnamese and European aquaculture industry

  • VC debate
  • Fri, Oct 14, 2011
  • Ghent University - Research Institute for Aquaculture n°2 (Ho Chi MInh City)
  • Issues of common interest for the Vietnamese and European aquaculture industry
  • View the debate here (streaming or download MP4) 

Joint ASEM-SEAT session at 9th AFAF

  • Special Session 1: Strengthening European-Asian partnerships
  • Thursday, April 21, 2011
  • 14h-16h
  • 9th AFAF
  • Shanghai Ocean University

WWF offers apology and removes tra fish from their consumer red list

WWF has admitted that tra pangasius was unfairly placed on its 2010-2011 consumer red list, pledging to remove it immediately.