Over 30 participants from 6 countries attended the "2nd TAPAS workshop on bottlenecks in aquaculture governance and licensing" at the RSHU - Russian State Hydrometeorological University in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The TAPAS project and its policy recommendations were introduced through keynote presentations, while attendees shared their experiences of EU and non-EU countries in the field of aquaculture licensing and governance. The workshop, organised by the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central and Eastern Europe - NACEE, provided valuable information on existing bottlenecks in aquaculture licensing processes and on the applicability of the TAPAS policy recommendations and the TAPAS Toolbox for non-EU countries.