Topic 2 – Fisheries and aquaculture

The social, cultural and economic contribution of fisheries is important in the Adratic-Ionian Region, especially on islands and in remote regions.

The Topic aims at long-term and responsible fisheries. Important issues are:

·         Effective implementation of the principles of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)

·         Market intelligence and services

·         Sustainable fishery management

·         Control, monitoring and surveillance

With regard to aquaculture it aims at developing a strong, high-quality aquaculture sector that is economically sustainable and environmentally-friendly. These objectives contribute to job creation and to supply healthy food products.