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European Parliament Draft report 

Towards a sustainable and competitive European aquaculture sector: current status and future challenges.(2017/2118(INI))

Committee on Fisheries
Rapporteur: Carlos Iturgaiz

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European Parliament study

The long term economic and ecologic impact of larger sustainable aquaculture

The EU recognises aquaculture as an important contributor to the EU food basket and this study provides insights into the economic and ecological implications of increased EU aquaculture. Current production, classified by technology and by sector, is transposed into forecasts up to 2030 that identify the main future technologies, trends and sectoral challenges. An ecological impact assessment matrix is used to compare production systems. Feed requirements are presented, with observations on how these might impact EU fisheries. Public support and policy considerations are discussed. 

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