Group concerning a draft document on BAT/BEP descriptions for sustainable aquaculture in the Baltic Sea region
In order to implement the work plan and as a follow up of the HELCOM Recommendation 37/3 on sustainable aquaculture, the HELCOM Fish group suggested to establish an intersessional Correspondence Group concerning a draft document on Best Available Technology/Best Environmental Practices (BAT/BEP) descriptions for sustainable aquaculture in the Baltic Sea region (c.f. outcome of FISH 3-2015, §3.5-3.8). This suggestion was agreed on by HOD 49-2015 (c.f. outcome of HOD 49-2015, §4.45).
The Correspondence Group shall take account of the heterogeneous nature of aquaculture, variability in technology and geography with the need for a differentiated (if not locally-and/or sub-regionally concentrated) approach and aim at developing a comprehensive set of BAT/BEP descriptions on sustainable aquaculture for the benefit of the Baltic Sea region.
The Correspondence Group held its first meeting on 26 September 2017 in Helsinki, Finland.