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Since 14 September 2014, eight shark and ray species have received extra protection from unsustainable trade. They have been listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and now have to be accompanied by export or import permits issued by EU countries when they enter or leave the EU market.
On 26 September, the European Commission organises a seminar where scientists and experts will discuss the state of European fish stocks and the economics of fishing fleets around the EU.
Interested candidates are invited to send an application to the Commission by 15 December 2014.

Farmed fish and shellfish

Eel

 

European eel © ScandFish


European eel is a 'catadromous' fish – that is, it spawns and is born at sea, and then migrates into inland waters to eat and grow. In the course of its life, it travels many thousands of miles, and passes through a number of very different stages, marked by changes in their colour. More

Carp

Common carp © ScandFish
The carp is native to the Far East, but it is hard to say when it was introduced into Europe, probably at the time of the Romans. It was not until the Middle Ages, however, that carp began to be raised in bodies of water in the Great European Plain.  More

Sturgeon

Siberian sturgeon © ScandFish
Rearing systems for Siberian sturgeon, a species classified as vulnerable on the Red List published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, were developed in the 1970s in the former USSR. It was during this same period. More

Trout

Rainbow trout © ScandFish
Rainbow trout, whose name refers to the many rainbow-coloured spots on its skin, is the leading freshwater cultured species in Europe. Native to the Pacific coastal area in the United States, it was introduced into Europe at the end of the 19th century.  More

Oysters

Pacific cupped oyster © ScandFish
The Pacific cupped oyster is native to Japan and was introduced into Europe in the 1970s after the depletion of the Portuguese oyster (Crassostrea angulata), decimated by several successive diseases.   More

Mussels

Blue mussels and Mediterranean mussels © ScandFish
Mussel production was the first recorded organised shellfish farming in Europe: a culture on wooden stakes was reported in France in 1235. Since then, mussel farming has developed throughout the species’ range, namely the entire European coastal area.   More

Seabass

European seabass © ScandFish
Living close to shores and estuaries rich in micro-organisms, the European seabass has long been reared in traditional aquaculture. Fish were allowed to enter lagoons or fitted tanks (often saline), after which the entrance was closed off, trapping them inside.   More

Cod

Cod © ScandFish
Cod holds an important place in European gastronomy. In spite of supply difficulties arising from the depletion of certain wild stocks, demand is still high. Cod farming therefore appears as an attractive business opportunity.   More

Sea-bream

Gilthead seabream © ScandFish
Traditionally, gilthead seabream were cultured extensively in coastal lagoons and brackish ponds, particularly in valliculture in northern Italy and in esteros in southern Spain. In the 1980s, however, gilthead seabream were reproduced  More

Salmon

Atlantic salmon © ScandFish
The farming of Atlantic salmon dates back to the 19th century, when hatchery techniques were developed in the United Kingdom. This first involved the production of immature fish to restock rivers for recreational fishing.   More