The COST Action FA1305 EU Aquaponics Hub held the international conference Aquaponics – Research matter on March 22nd 2016. The conference was successfully organized by the University of Ljubljana with around 150 participants from more than 20 countries. The management group and working groups of the COST Action had meetings on March 23rd discussing the progress so far and next steps. Among decisions was to join forces of European Aquaponics SMEs establishing the Association of Commercial Aquaponics Companies. On March 24th the group visited a greenhouse and fish farm in Slovenia and ending the trip at Ponnods Aquaponics Farm.