Friday, June 10, 2016

10/06/2016: The way forward for European aquaculture: high-level seminar in Brussels
Image: Xaf
In a high-level joint event with the Dutch Presidency of the Council on 24 May, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella presented progress made and obstacles that need to be addressed in further developing a sustainable aquaculture sector in the EU.

The Commissioner launched 'EU Aquaculture online', a one-stop-shop information source for businesses on EU rules and Member State's strategic priorities to encourage investment in the sector.

In order to improve business certainty, the Commission also adopted on the same day guidelines on sustainable aquaculture, compatible with environmental protection under the Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

Commissioner Vella said: "While the EU only produces 2 percent of all fish farmed worldwide, when it comes to quality, it is a world leader: be it in product quality, in research, in environmental standards. Building on this quality, we need to continue our work to help the European aquaculture sector grow, including through improved business certainty and financial support. This will not only create sustainable jobs and growth in Europe, but will also contribute to improved food security for European citizens."

The event was live streamed - see it HERE.

Download 'Aquaculture in the EU - Tapping into Blue Growth' infographic HERE

The Aquaculturists
This blog is maintained by The Aquaculturists staff and is supported by the
magazine International Aquafeed which is published by
Perendale Publishers Ltd

For additional daily news from aquaculture around the world: aquaculture-news

No comments:

Post a Comment

See our data and privacy policy Click here