EATiP Position Paper & Recommendations-2019

“As an industry-driven multi-stakeholder platform, the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP) has prepared this position paper that represents the consensus position of its membership. The paper’s specific objective is to provide recommendations for the programme of Horizon Europe and other future funding facilities on actions that will better co-ordinate, stimulate, support and promote technology and innovation to unlock the potential of European aquaculture.
Aquaculture provides safe food of the highest quality and nutritional value, across a wide range of products that have adapted to consumer preferences and lifestyles. Increased attention to non-food aquaculture products also highlights new opportunities for aquaculture to fulfil its potential as a fullyfledged component of the Blue Bioeconomy. European policy  documents and strategies recognise aquaculture as the most promising approach to acquiring global food and nutrition security. However, reaching this vision requires the fulfilment of three major conditions for the sector: growth, sustainability and innovation.”