Aquaculture has been the fastest growing food production sector globally during the last two decades. In opposite to the global and European trend, the production in the EU and especially in the BSR has stagnated being annually appr. 100.000 tons in the Baltic Sea catchment area of the BSR EU Member States. It is widely accepted that aquaculture has great potential to feed growing human population in the era of declining wild stocks ("Blue Revolution"), but new production has to be built on sustainable practices and technologies.

Aquabest creates a strong basis for new, environmental regulation policies. The project strives to demonstrate that the Baltic Sea region aquaculture has the potential to become a sustainable and responsible food production system, accepted by all stakeholders.

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