EU issues guidelines to boost aquaculture

Guidelines address the challenges of the sector but are not mandatory

The European Commission today issued strategic guidelines with a view to boost the development of EU aquaculture. The Guidelines aim to coordinate efforts across the EU by presenting a series of voluntary steps that Member States, the Commission, and stakeholders can take to promote the aquaculture industry that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

As European Commissioner for Maritime Affaires and Fisheries Maria Damanaki stated:  “Today, obtaining a lice...

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