FRESHWATER AQUACULTURE: Nature-based solutions

As a recent EUMOFA study reveals the importance of the freshwater aquaculture sector is underestimated in Europe. Aquaculture in fishponds (mainly for carp production) and flow-through systems (mainly for trout farming) are the major types of freshwater aquaculture in Europe. Both types of production are currently undergoing significant changes to explore the potentials and to meet environmental, social and economic challenges. Combined intensive-extensive (CIE) systems provide good opportunities to achieve an increased fish production without compromising existing ecosystem services of fishponds and strengthening circular bioeconomy. Recirculated Aquaculture Systems (RAS) enable a more efficient use of freshwater resources and can also be integrated into the carp supply chain. Improved freshwater aquaculture systems contribute not only to the better food supply but also provide employment opportunities in rural regions while maintaining European landscapes and cultural heritage.

The EATiP Forum on Freshwater aquaculture addressed new trends, systems and technologies that contribute to a more efficient use and protection of freshwater resources – in Europe and at a global level.


Welcoming address:

  • by David Bassett | EATiP and László Váradi | HUNATiP 

Opening talks:

Thematic presentations:

Q&A, moderated by László Váradi | HUNATiP 

Conclusions and closing remarks


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