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Blue Platform – Legislation of Aquaculture

Status and Perspectives in the Baltic Sea and Nordic countries

Since the beginning of the 2010s, the European Commission has stressed the need to boost growth in the European aquaculture sector. The Blue Growth strategy (2012), Common Fisheries Policy, the related ‘strategic guidelines for the sustainable development of EU aquaculture’ (2013) and the more recent ‘Farm to Fork strategy for Sustainable food’ (2020) indicate an ambition to increase productivity, create more jobs and improve competitiveness.

After several years of implementing these policies, we assess in this paper the current status and remaining issues regarding the legislative framework for aquaculture with a main focus on recommended actions for the Baltic Sea.

How ready is the regulatory framework in the Baltic Sea and Nordic countries to accept this challenge of growing the aquaculture sector?

Read the full publication here.

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