"A vision on the future of European Aquaculture - Where will European aquaculture be in 2030, 2050 and beyond, outlining the main drivers and game changers" är titeln på en ny rapport från EFARO (The European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organisations).
EFARO är en sammanslutning av EUs ledande forskningsorganisationer inom fiske och akvakultur. Arbetsgruppen inom EFARO som har skrivit denna rapport representerar forskningsorganisationer med fokus på tillämpad forskning, däribland SLU. Rapporten presenterar, utöver visionen, de drivkrafter och faktorer som anses vara av avgörande betydelse för att nå de uppsatta målen.
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Nedan följer ett utdrag från förordet till rapporten:
"In order to deal with the diversity of questions in a growing aquaculture sector, EFARO established an
Aquaculture Working Group. The Working Group represents the European Fisheries and Aquaculture
Research Organisations with a focus on applied research. It thereby represents an important bridge
between knowledge of more basic science and its application within the industry. The thoughts
forwarded in this paper represent a longer time horizon than normally used in industry investments,
but with a clear focus on innovations, issues to be addressed and game changers.
The Working Group recognized the importance of linking
relevant organizations through a dedicated network in
order to make available scientific research to support policy
makers. A first step in this process was to reinforce an
interactive dialogue with EATIP, the European Aquaculture
Technology and Innovation Platform, on e.g. environmental
issues, future food and industry development and the role of
aquaculture in building a circular economy.
The second step was the initiation and formulation of this
strategy and position document you have in your hands
now. This document presents a science based view of
aquaculture’s future, not limited to today’s economic
situation and legislation. It seeks to function as start of a
much needed discussion on the scientifically based input
to policy makers and industry in the field of aquaculture
The members of the Working Group unanimously agree
that the future success of European aquaculture depends
on its ability to continue the process of knowledge based
development. A close collaboration between organisations
as EFARO and EATIP is a prerequisite in such process. The
intent is therefore to help manage the scientific advisory
processes throughout Europe by integrating science and
industry and work together with stakeholders and policy
makers in identifying and prioritising areas where research
co-operation would be most effective and beneficial."
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