More than 90 participants from 6 countries gained insight to the TAPAS project at the International Symposium in Genomics held in Minsk, Belarus. TAPAS was presented by the Institute of Genetics and Cytology, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the supporting member of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central and Eastern Europe - NACEE. During the Symposium TAPAS flyers and printed information letters translated to Russian were distributed among the participants and introduction sessions were held about the project, its promises and possibilities. Belarus actively helping the TAPAS team with collection of primary data on aquaculture, detecting its problems and possibilities in the region. The symposium was a great opportunity for the TAPAS team to promote European aquaculture products on local markets and to discuss improvement to the legislation, licensing processes and rational use of water resources.