The ASEM Aquaculture Platform (AqASEM) is a EC funded network that identifies and develops joint opportunities for collaboration between the Asian and European aquaculture sector. In that framework, EATIP - a partner in AqASEM - established a “Asia desk” which is a mixed and representative working group that is to be the prime interface between the European and Asian aquaculture sector. Its objective is to create structural bonds between the European and Asian aquaculture industry and facilitate opportunities for mutually beneficial interactions. The Asia Desk has the following tasks:
- Roadmap for Asia-Europe aquaculture industry cooperation
- Report on opportunities for cooperation by Asian industry partners
- Develop Sub-sector action plans
EATIP’s Asia Desk has led in May 2013 a fact finding mission to Quingdao (China) to investigate on the opportunities for cooperation between European and Asian industry partners.
an ‘Asia desk’ within EATiP to be the prime interface between the European and Asian aquaculture sector