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EU consultation on aquaculture strategic guidelines

The EU is now reviewing the guidelines to help EU countries update their multiannual aquaculture plans and wants to hear the industry views.

EU consultation on aquaculture strategic guidelines

March 31, 2020

One of the objectives of the European Parliament is the promotion of aquaculture production in the EU in a way that is sustainable from the environmental, economic and social point of view. The regulation establishes that the Commission has to develop non-binding strategic guidelines for the sustainable growth of the sector and on EU Member States to adopt Multiannual National Strategic Plans on aquaculture taking into consideration the specificities of their respective sector.

Since 2013, the farming of fish and seafood (aquaculture) in the EU has been subject to a set of EU-wide strategic guidelines that set out standard priorities and targets to ensure the sector is run and developed sustainably.

The EU is now reviewing the guidelines to help EU countries update their multiannual aquaculture plans. The European Commission wants to hear the industry views. Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine-tuning of the initiative. The Commission will summarize the input received in a synopsis report explaining how the input will be taken on board and, if applicable, why certain suggestions can't be taken up.

Feedback period deadline is April 21, 2020. More information here.

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