Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)

Photo: FAOAquaculture in the West Balkan countries has high potential – both for export and as a low-cost protein source for domestic consumption. With large areas of high-quality fresh waters, skilled and relatively inexpensive labour and proximity to large markets in the European Union, these countries are well positioned to ramp up their aquaculture.
To tap this potential, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, and The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are working to meet international standards for trade in live aquatic animals and their products and develop modern aquaculture production systems. An FAO-organized training workshop this week in Zagreb focused on risk analysis as part of the effort. Risk Analysis for Movements of Live Aquatic Animals – an introductory training course, downloadable here, was used by workshop participants.

29 January 2014, Budapest, Hungary