￼MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher & MEP Struan Stevenson invite you to the conference on
“Aquaculture in the Reform of the CFP”
When: Wednesday 7th March 2012 12:00 – 14:30
Where: Room A5G2 European Parliament, Brussels
A buffet lunch will be served at 12.00
According to the FAO, aquaculture production worldwide has increased significantly, representing in 2008 37% of the fishery products produced. Europe is the top global market for seafood products, but depends on imports at 65% of its needs. EU aquaculture is in stagnation, with an increase of only 0.5% since 2001.
Commissioner Maria Damanaki has promised support to boost the development of aquaculture in the EU. With three EP legislative reports – the basic regulation, the Common Organization of the Market and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund – impacting on aquaculture, it is the right time to discuss key issues such as competitiveness, level playing field, labelling, communication, provision of benchmarking and socio-economic information, the carbon footprint and the future European Advisory Council for Aquaculture. The conference will give the opportunity to the Members of the European Parliament to hear the views of the aquaculture sector and discuss ways forward.