Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

Europe launches public consultation on marine biotechnology – Have your say!

The EU’s 'Blue Growth' Communication, adopted in September 2012, identified five specific areas with the potential to boost the maritime economy, and where targeted action could provide an additional stimulus.

Blue biotechnology is one of the five, and the Commission is now launching a public consultation to gather information about the sector as whole. The feedback gathered will also help establish a more in-depth understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, risks and opportunities linked to further development of blue biotech industry.

Based on the consultation findings, the Commission will determine whether or not further action at the EU level is needed to accelerate development within the sector.

Blue biotechnology public consultation

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