One of the factors that may contribute to the lack of positive growth in the aquaculture sector, is the lack of cooperation between operators in the sector. This may be regarding production (breeding programmes, feed resources, benchmarking technical performance…), pro-motion and market intelligence or training and knowledge management, including open access publications.

Turning policy into growth can be achieved through di-minishing competitive forces through common actions using regional cooperation, task forces, public/private partnerships and other initiatives that help to reduce conflicts..

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dubrovnik needs no introduction to tourists or to Game of Thrones fans! Its history as a trade centre in the Adriatic and as a model of wealth and skilled diplomacy means that it is an ideal location for our Aquaculture Europe event—and for the theme of AE2017.

The event will be held at the fantastic VALAMAR resort, with three hotels and associated meeting rooms providing ample capacity for participants.