Aquaculture in the Baltic Sea Region

Aquaculture is the production of fish, crustaceans, mussels and aquatic plants in freshwater, brackish water or seawater. It is not the same as commercial fishing, harvesting of wild fish.

Contrary to the growth limitations of agriculture and fisheries, aquaculture has great potential for providing the growing human population with healthy food. Globally, the industry has risen to the challenge. Aquaculture has been the fastest growing food production sector during the last two decades. In the Baltic Sea region, though, the industry has stagnated or even decreased. The goal for the Aquabest project is to change this trend.
The future growth in aquaculture production has to be built on sustainable practices and technologies.