Commission calls for cooperation in aquaculture
The European Commission has issued strategic guidelines for EU aquaculture, designed to boost the development of the sector.
The guidelines are
voluntary, and by using them the Commission hopes that efforts will be
coordinated across all Member States to
The Commission sees the aquaculture industry as a viable way of filling the gap between the increasing consumption of seafood and dwindling fish stocks. However, it says that the EU aquaculture industry is stagnating, partly because of slow licensing procedures and administrative inefficiencies at different levels.
“Today, obtaining a licence for a new farm can take up to three years, which obviously deters investors” said European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki. "I want to work with Member States to cut red tape and help the competitiveness of this sector building upon the high level of consumer and environmental protection we currently have."
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