Press conference by Maria Damanaki on the presentation of the Aquaculture Guidelines Communication: extracts
On 29 April 2013, Maria Damanaki, Member of the EC in charge of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, give a press conference on the presentation of the Aquaculture Guidelines Communication.
To boost the development of EU aquaculture, the European Commission issued strategic guidelines, thereby cooperating with Member States and stakeholders in overcoming the challenges facing the sector. The EU aquaculture sector has a significant growth potential and can help to spare overexploited sea resources. The Guidelines presented during the press conference will help coordinate efforts across all Member States. They do not create new legal obligations, but present a series of voluntary steps that Member States, the Commission, and stakeholders can take to promote an industry that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable and provides consumers with healthy, high-quality seafood. PHOTO SHOTLIST