Council approves conclusions on the new aquaculture strategic guidelines for a more sustainable, resilient and competitive aquaculture sector

Salmon farm
21 July, 2022
By Bert Popping

During the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels on June 18th, 2022, ministers agreed on a set of conclusions for the further development of sustainable aquaculture in the EU.

Ministers welcomed the strategic guidelines for a more sustainable, resilient and competitive EU aquaculture for the period 2021 to 2030 proposed by the European Commission. They also underlined the importance of giving the appropriate high priority to the sector. The Council voiced its support for the development of new freshwater and marine aquaculture methods with low environmental impact and emphasized the need to ensure the provision of nutritious, healthy and safe food and to reduce the EU’s high dependence on imports of fishery and aquaculture products, therefore contributing to food security.

The EIT Food funded AGAPE project will contribute to achieving these goals by enabling reskilling and upskilling of the workforce, transferring knowledge about sustainability and measures to achieve this goal.

The key aspects and conclusions of the meeting can be found in this document.

Source: European Council

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