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On Friday 22nd of May, Commissioner Karmenu Vella hosted the event "Aquaculture in Europe: a model for the future" at the Expo Milan 2015. Read more


NEW VIDEO: We are farmed in the EU








 Winner - Polish school: see the video tour  


Farmed in the EU is part of the European Commission’s Inseparable initiative, which aims to highlight the benefits of eating, buying and selling sustainable seafood products.

You are an EU teacher interested in developing a school project about aquaculture, please download the schoolkit in your language:  CS  DE  EL  EN  ES  FR  HU  IT  PL

This booklet has been designed to raise your students’ awareness of the sector, particularly in their community, and help them explore issues related to food production, the environment, and the different business and career opportunities aquaculture offers.

The diverse nature of the sector means there is plenty of scope for student research and discovery of the different marine and freshwater fish, molluscs, crustaceans and algae which are produced and the different traditional and more modern production methods used.

You are an EU Fish Farmer that would volunteer to visit or welcome schools, please contact us or directly the DG Mare/communication services.

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Practised across Europe, it produces many species of fish, shellfish, crustaceans and algae using a range of different farming methods including traditional ones such as ropes, nets, and tanks, or more sophisticated ones like water recirculation systems. Around half of the EU's production is shellfish, with mussels and oysters being the most popular, whilst marine fish such as salmon, seabream and seabass, make up about another quarter of production. and Freshwater fish such as trout and carp make up about another fifth. Read more... Fish farming, also referred to as aquaculture, includes the cultivation of freshwater and marine animals, as well as, different types of algae.Looking for sustainable options? Try fish farmed in the EU




Make a difference by eating, buying, or selling sustainable seafood

and help ensure future generations have the same love story

we have with our fish today.


For centuries, we Europeans have been inseparable from the sea and its fish. Fish are an important part of our diets, keeping us healthy. Fishing provides us with jobs. Fish help us prosper. 

When we take fish from our seas, we need to make sure enough are left in the water, to maintain our ecosystem's health and to be able to keep on fishing in the future.

The European Union is a world leader in fisheries management and aquaculture standards. Over the last decade, our policies have had a positive impact in places such as the North-East Atlantic where more and more stocks are caught sustainably. However, more work needs to be done to replicate this success across Europe.

In 2013, the European Commission, together with Member States' governments and the European Parliament, agreed the new Common Fisheries Policy to boost the European fisheries and aquaculture sectors and make them more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.

From Sea to Plate

As the world´s largest importer of fish products, we must also continue to be an example for others to follow outside European waters. 

We all have a part to play in sustainability.

Changing fish consumption is vital in helping fishing become more sustainable. As consumers and market actors we have to be aware that what, when and how we eat, buy and sell seafood has a huge impact on this precious food source.

Read more on DG MARE website -





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Learning about European aquaculture, Schoolkit in French
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Learning about European aquaculture, Schoolkit in Hungarian
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Learning about European aquaculture, Schoolkit in Italian
Schoolkit PL  Download (1,964979 Mb)
Learning about European aquaculture, Schoolkit in Polish

FARMED IN THE EU Learning about European aquaculture, a new school project - at EXPO Milan 2015