Strategic Guidelines for the sustainable development of EU aquaculture

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ETSK:n jaoston lausunto: Strategic Guidelines for the sustainable development of EU aquaculture

Practical information

  1. Composition of the Study group 
  2. Administrator / Assistant in charge : Anna Cameron / Anna Khatchatrian
  3. Contact

Background

The Strategic Guidelines for the sustainable development of EU aquaculture, adopted in 2013 (COM 2013/229), have set common priorities and targets for the development of aquaculture activities in the EU. Several developments, including the COVID 19 crisis, are impacting the sector and there is great potential to contribute to policy objectives identified by the new Commission such as decarbonisation, sustainable food systems or the economic development of coastal and inland areas. Therefore, the Commission is now reviewing these guidelines to support Member States and the sector in further developing aquaculture production in the EU and ensuring the sustainability and competitiveness of this economic activity. The EESC is asked to contribute an opinion.