The first local dissemination event for stakeholders in Turkey was held by the Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Marine Sciences (KTU FMS) with the participation of top authorities from local administrations, business support organizations, fish farms, fish processing companies, wholesellers, exporters, service providers, University units and SME’s on 29th, May, 2019 at Hotel Park Dedeman in Trabzon city.
After opening conference of the DACIAT project on 21 March 2019, the local dissemination event was the opportunity to give specific information about the project to the targeted audiences. After giving brief information about the project consortium, objectives, expected results and activities during the implementation period, stakeholders had the opportunity to express their expectations to increase aquaculture production, trade and public consumption as well as to increase export quantities. It was a very good occasion to bring all stakeholders to look for solutions to the existing legal, administrative and technical problems in the area. All participants expressed their willingness to provide their contributions to the project to support aquaculture industry and increase production and export. On the other hand some of the companies declared that they are ready to collaborate with investors from other partner countries for joint investments in production and trade.