Fisheries: Unlocking European aquaculture's full potential
As one of the world's fastest growing food sectors, aquaculture, already provides the planet with about half of all the fish we eat and still has a lot more to give. The EU has put in place high standards to keep sustainable growth at the heart of aquaculture's approach and methods; our aquaculture industry leads the world in research and technological development. Yet this progress in excellence has not been reflected in production, which has levelled off in the EU, while there has been strong growth in some other parts of the world. In the Communication it is presenting today the Commission sets out to address this state of affairs and give fresh impetus to sustainable growth to the EU's aquaculture sector.