On Thursday, September 1, 2022, we had the honor of welcoming 80 general directors and attachés for fisheries from the member countries of the European Union to the Faculty of Fisheries and Water Protection of USB.
This visit took place within the framework of the Czech Republic's presidency of the Council of the EU. We are very pleased to be able to present our CENAKVA research centre, which is listed on the map of major research centres, to all representatives of the member states. Our goal was to show European officials and politicians that even freshwater aquaculture, whether traditional or using modern technologies, can play an important role in the production of quality food and at the same time has an important role in protecting the environment. Mrs. Charlina Vitcheva, the director of DG MARE of the European Commission, especially appreciated the interlinkage of aquaculture research with the protection of aquatic ecosystems and the impact of our research in the applied sphere and fishing practice. She was pleasantly surprised by the very high level of basic and applied research, the modern facilities of the CENAKVA research center and praised the effectively used investments from EU structural funds.
We were honored.