Objectives of Aquabest

Aquabest will target four specific problems and demonstrate practices to solve them.

1. Aquaculture relies upon nutrients imported from oceans thus contributing to the eutrofication of the Baltic Sea.

2. Spatial planning knowledge has not been transferred throughout the Baltic Sea Region. Aquaculture has therefore not developed in offshore or other remote areas with less environmental effects, competition and conflicts.

3. Feasibility of recirculation farming has not been assessed and technology transferred throughout the Baltic Sea Region. Furthermore, the technology needs to be adapted from fresh water environment to the Baltic Sea water environment.

4. Licensing systems do not always encourage adoption of eco-efficient technologies and practices.