EAS is an independent non-profit association, created in 1976, that promotes contacts and disseminates information among all involved or interested in aquaculture in Europe. EAS currently has members in more than 60 countries and the EAS Secretariat is based at Oostende in Belgium. These two major EAS objectives are achieved by the organization, since 1981, of annual “Aquaculture Europe” events; the publication of a peer-reviewed scientific journal (Aquaculture International), a dedicated aquaculture magazine (Aquaculture Europe) and a member newsletter (EASinfo); and, the formalization of ties with other aquaculture organizations, notably, the World Aquaculture Society, FAO, ICES, The European association for Animal Production, EUROFISH, CIHEAM, AquaTT, Aquacultural Engineering Society.
Contact person: Alistair Lane firstname.lastname@example.org
Role of EAS in COLUMBUS
Providing support to Competence Node for Aquaculture. Participating across the project in Work Packages 2 to 8.
Profile of staff engaged in the project:
Alistair Lane is the Executive Director of the EAS, was the CONSENSUS coordinator, IMPACT FISH and ‘AquaFlow’ project leader and was also involved in the management of PROFET and PROFET Policy. He has provided various contributions to the European Commission and the Committee on Fisheries of the European Parliament towards the 2009 EU Aquaculture Strategy and its adoption. He has excellent contacts with other European networks and co-authored the FAO Regional Review on European Aquaculture 2010.