EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT study
The long term economic and ecologic impact of larger sustainable aquaculture
The EU recognises aquaculture as an important contributor to the EU food basket and this study provides insights into the economic and ecological implications of increased EU aquaculture. Current production, classified by technology and by sector, is transposed into forecasts up to 2030 that identify the main future technologies, trends and sectoral challenges. An ecological impact assessment matrix is used to compare production systems. Feed requirements are presented, with observations on how these might impact EU fisheries. Public support and policy considerations are discussed.
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR INTERNAL POLICIES
POLICY DEPARTMENT B: STRUCTURAL AND COHESION POLICIES
The Long-Term Economic and Ecologic Impact of Larger Sustainable Aquaculture