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EATiP interaction with the European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC)

 

EATiP was invited to the 30th EIFAAC session as observer and was represented by Mr. Laszlo Varadi (HUNATiP) who introduced the function and relevant activities of EATiP to the delegates.

A mission to promote improvement of inland fisheries and aquaculture

EIFAAC is part of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), and has a mission to promote long-term sustainable development, utilization, conservation, restoration and responsible management of European inland fisheries and aquaculture.

The organization has 34 members, both EU and non-EU European countries, including the European Commission.

Main goals

One of EIFAAC’s main goals from 2020 till 2021 is to be a leading Pan-European Organisation providing policy advice in inland fisheries and aquaculture, consistent with the objectives and principles of the FAO and other relevant international instruments.

Their second goal is to deliver technical and managerial advice, information and coordination on matters related to inland fisheries and aquaculture to its members and serves as an international network of organisation, stakeholders, communities and intergovernmental organisations.

EIFAAC’s third goal is to implements efficient delivery of its organisations and Members’ objectives in accordance with FAO principles and best international practices, via EFAAC’s structures, processes and procedures.

Aims to strengthen collaboration with EIFAAC

EATiP encourages the initiative from EIFAAC to improve mutual interactions on the definition of specific topics of common concern and potential collaboration on a regional level.

The Mirror Platform HUNATiP will proceed with strengthening this collaboration.

 

EATiP AGM 2019 – sum up

EATIP ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019

Positioning Aquaculture Innovation and Research for Industry Development

EATiP members and collaborators gathered in Brussels on June 17 and 18 to discuss the positioning of aquaculture innovation and research for the development of the sector.  After the President, Gustavo Larrazábal, opened the event, an update of platform actions and achievements was given by Alexandra Neyts.  The European Commission (DG RTD and DG MARE), the European Committee of the Regions, and the expert group on Blue Skills presented the upcoming strategies, including Horizon Europe, the Blue Economy and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and measures towards an integrated aquaculture policy and innovation.  Priorities developed by co-technology platforms FABRE and Waterborne and by the SCAR-FISH working group were outlined.  Through consultative group discussions, results from the EATiP Mirror Platform exercise on R&I recommendations were debated and refined.  Day two of the General Meeting started with an elaboration of the Copernicus aquaculture joint event (24-25 September in Athens), followed by presentations of project activities, incl. EURASTIPAQUAEXCEL2020AORAPARAFISHCONTROL and AQUA-LIT.  After a discussion on public awareness, previously identified as one of the major challenges of aquaculture in Europe, the floor was opened to all members to provide suggestions for collaborative actions needed to stimulate industry-relevant aquaculture research and innovation in the years to come.

All presentations have been made available to the EATiP members through our joint communication platform.

The summary of the meeting can be downloaded here:

EATiP wants to thank all contributors and participants for motivating us to further engage and collaborate on behalf of the aquaculture multi-stakeholder community!


You can join the EATiP activities by:

–          Becoming a member: see conditions

–          Registering for the Brokerage event in Vietnam and Thailand, supported by the EURASTiP project

–          Signing up for the Copernicus aquaculture workshop (September, Athens)

–          Expressing your interest to present your project at the EU-EATiP Day at Aquaculture Europe ’19, focusing on the low-trophic aquaculture value chain

–          Participating in the aquaculture public outreach survey (through the AORA project)

–          Involving EATiP as a partner in your project proposals

If you have inquiries to any of the above, please contact secretariat@eatip.eu or the General Secretary alexandra@eatip.eu

Deep Blue Newsletter


TRAINING-OF-TRAINERS IN SFAX (TUNISIA)
HOSTED BY UNIVERSITY OF SFAX

Are you a post-graduate student or a young researcher?

The training in “Advanced Scientific Knowledge of Marine Environment” aims to share knowledge and scientific expertise on methods and modelling tools in assessing environmental impacts in the marine sector. The training will take place from October 21st to October 25th 2019. The selection procedures go from June 28th to July 26th, while the selected candidates will be notified within July 30th.

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ADVANCED TRAINING IN TRIESTE (ITALY)
COORDINATED BY OGS

The first advanced training session – “Sea governance and blue growth: balancing sustainable use and conservation through Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in the field of fisheries and aquaculture” – of Deep Blue project will take place in Trieste (Italy) from September 23rd to September 27th 2019.

FISHBOOST Advanced aquaculture breeding training workshop

FISHBOOST Advanced Aquaculture Breeding Training workshop in Montpellier (France). The workshop will take place from 6-8 November 2018.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Methodological training on genomic selection and genotyping/RAD sequencing
  • New traits: Production efficiency and Disease resistance
  • Implementation breeding programs

The workshop will finish off with a technical visit to the Ifremer experimental platform located in Palavas-les-Flots.

For more information and registration please check www.fishboost.eu.
Limited places are available.

Newsletter of the 9th Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel meeting

The 9th Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel meeting was held in Brussels on 23 February 2018.  It was organized by the Unit F.1. Bioeconomy Strategy, DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission.  An update of the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy is a Commission wide policy priority for 2018, with the preparation of smart objectives, indicators and impacts.

The objective of the meeting was for the Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel to contribute with actions that the stakeholders could do themselves to move the bioeconomy forward.  Special attention is given on: stakeholder engagement, public awareness, education and skills, and local development of the Bioeconomy.