BESTAQ -workshop in Tallinn Estonia 30.11.-1.12.2011
EU has adopted the Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region as the first macro-regional strategy in the Union. The reasoning of this kind of tool is stated: “The Baltic Sea Region is a highly heterogeneous area in economic, environmental and cultural terms, yet the countries concerned share many common resources and demonstrates considerable interdependence. This means that actions in ole one area can very quickly have consequences for other parts, or the whole, of the region. In these circumstances, the area could be a model of regional co-operation where new ideas and approaches can be tested and developed over time as best practice examples.” The mentioned concerns and needs of development match well with the problems and needs of the aquaculture industry of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR).
The general objectives of the BSR Strategy and the challenges of the aquaculture industry of the region are convergent. Therefore, a flagship project for development of sustainable aquaculture was proposed and accepted to the Action Plan of the Strategy. The initiated flagship project was named BESTAQ (Baltic Environmentally Sustainable Aquaculture).
The BESTAQ -workshop will be arranged in Tallinn Estonia 30.11.-1.12.2011. The workshop will draw together the BESTAQ-team, representatives of Baltfish and invited participants of the stakeholders, some 35-40 persons altogether.
The aim of the workshop is to review our (coming) draft for Codes for the development of aquaculture in the Baltic Sea region. The draft will be completed with the outcome of the workshop before leaving it officially to the Baltfish.
The Nordic Council of Ministers has granted funding to arrange the workshop with the stakeholders of the BESTAQ project. So you will be reimbursed for your travelling expenses by Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute. The reimbursement is directed to accommodation, meals, daily allowance and travel expenses in connection with the Tallinn workshop.
The meeting venue is Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel, Paldiski mnt 4, Tallinn 10149, Estonia
Phone: (+372) 62 88100. http://www.meritonhotels.com/conference-spa-hotel-tallinn/
AGENDA AND PRESENTATIONS
13:00-13:30 Opening session
- Word from organizer, Unto Eskelinen
- Greetings of the host country Estonia, Juhani Papp
- BALTFISH expectations of the BESTAQ –project, Orian Bondestam (pdf, 352 kt)
13:30-15:30 Introductory Session
- Main findings of the BESTAQ questionnaire, Petri Heinimaa (pdf, 2040 kt)
- Changes in environmental aspects related to aquaculture development in Denmark, Karl Iver Dahl-Madsen (pdf, 1939 kt)
- Spatial planning – key to reduce harmful impacts and conflicts, Timo Halonen (pdf, 3284 kt)
- Eco-labels for the Baltic fish, Sampsa Vilhunen (pdf, 1720 kt)
- Draft for Codes, Unto Eskelinen (pdf, 2017 kt)
16:00-18:00 Group work with Codes
8:00-9:30 Feedback from the groups