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EU ecolabel for fishery & aquaculture products

Public consultation

The consultation on an EU ecolabel for fishery & aquaculture products ran from May to July 2015. An online questionnaire pdf - 103 KB [103 KB] was available.

Results of consultation

Summary pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]

Number of responses received to this consultation

443 + 8

View the contributions

All the replies to the questionnaire excel8book - 2 MB [2 MB]

Other replies

Objective of the consultation

The regulation on a Common Market Organisation for fisheries and aquaculture products (CMO, Reg. EU 1379/2013) commits the Commission to submit a feasibility report on options for a Union-wide ecolabel scheme for fishery and aquaculture products. The consultation contributed to this feasibility study.

The consultation was intended to assist the Commission to understand opinions on the impacts and issues associated with fisheries and aquaculture ecolabels (positive and negative) from different stakeholder groups.

Contact details

Responsible service
European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Unit B2


Postal address
European Commission
Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Unit B2, Trade and Markets
B-1049 Brussels


Protection of personal data

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