AQUACULTURE takes centre stage in the new proposals for reforming the European Union Common Fisheries Policy in which the need to conserve dwindling wild fish stocks is clearly recognised. With Brussels moving to limit and reduce the size of fishing fleets, the European Commission's new 'road map' for a reviewed CFP highlights fish farming as "a valuable alternative source of employment in coastal areas as well as offering quality fisheries products to consumers."

Looking at the detail of the plan, Brussels is to fund studies that help ...

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