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Strategic Guidelines for a more sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture for the period 2021 to 2030


Revision of the Commission's 2013 Strategic Guidelines for the sustainable development of EU aquaculture. These guidelines have been the main pillar of the strategic coordination of aquaculture policy in the EU. The new revision aims to offer a common vision for EU Member States and all relevant stakeholders for the further development of aquaculture in the EU in a way that contributes to the growth strategy set up by the European Green Deal. More specifically, they seek to build an EU aquaculture sector that is competitive and resilient; ensures the supply of nutritious and healthy food; reduces the EU's dependency on seafood imports; creates economic opportunities and jobs; and becomes a global reference for sustainability. Based on these new guidelines, countries have been invited to review their Multi-annual National Strategic Plans (MNSPs) for aquaculture.


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European Commission
Access to Space and Water, Regulatory and Administrative Framework, Animal Health and Public Health, Climate-Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Producer and Market Organisations, Control, Diversification and Adding Value, Environmental Performance, Animal Welfare, Communicating on EU Aquaculture, Integration in Local Communities, Data and Monitoring, Knowledge and Innovation
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