Aquaculture Europe 2015
Rotterdam, October 20-23, 2015
European aquaculture is an important economic activity in many coastal and continental areas and provides jobs in rural areas. Its full potential has not, however, been developed to date although European and national policy is looking to address this and provide the framework for sustainable growth across this diverse sector.
Aquaculture Europe, organised this year in De Doelen Congress Center of Rotterdam, focussed on the role and contribution of aquaculture to the management of natural resources and its importance in society through the provision of high quality, nutritious and healthy food. These were the main thematic areas that were addressed during the plenary sessions.
European and national research is providing highly innovative and integrated solutions to support development and the outputs of this research were presented in the AE2015 parallel sessions that covered the full scope of European aquaculture and comprised submitted oral and poster presentations.
AE2015 also featured an international trade exhibition, farmers’ days (focusing on RAS and shellfish culture), student sessions and activities, satellite workshops of EU projects and initiatives and updates on EU research.