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A new strategic vision for sustainable aquaculture production and consumption in the European Union

Did you know that more than half of the world’s fish and other aquatic food for human consumption comes from aquaculture? In fact, the farming of fish and shellfish (aquaculture) has been the fastest growing food production activity in the world in recent decades. This growth is expected to continue.

When done in a sustainable way, aquaculture can help solve some of the most pressing issues we face today.

  • It delivers nutritious and diverse food to a growing world population.
  • It reduces the need to catch more wild fish to meet the increasing demand for fish and therefore contributes to preserving fish stocks.
  • It provides food that is fresh and local.
  • It produces food and feed with a lower climate and environmental impact than other types of farming.
  • It creates much-needed jobs in coastal and rural communities, including the most remote.
  • Certain types of aquaculture contribute to the preservation of ecosystems and biodiversity.

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