The work plan of COFASP include case studies as means to promote the emergence of joint research programs in fisheries, aquaculture and seafood science between European countries. The case study for the aquaculture sector is exploring the similarities and differences that are in research priorities between different regions of the areas covered by the COFASP partnership.
Two workshops have been carried out within the Aquaculture case study:
12-14 May 2015, Regional differences in Aquaculture workshop #1, Rome, Italy
The outcome of the first workshop was a list of prioritized of challenges for both bass/bream and salmon producers within biological, technological and market/societal issues.
16-18 June 2015. Regional differences in Aquaculture workshop #2, Frøya, Norway
In the second workshop each of the prioritized challenges were elaborated further in order to deliver detailed input for call descriptions which will serve as valuable contribution to the development of the COFASP third call.