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Map of the Week – Finfish and shellfish farms

Published on: Fri, 08/10/2021 - 15:03
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    The Map of the Week provides information about the location of seawater finfish farms and shellfish farms in the European Union and partner countries. Finfish is the term used for bony fish and cartilaginous fish. Shellfish are animals that dwell in water and have a shell or shell-like exterior. The major categories of shellfish production are mussels, oysters, clams, cockles and scallops.

    The Aquaculture Europe 2021 Congress on the theme of ‘Oceans of opportunity’ took place on 4-7 October 2021 in Funchal (Madeira). Aquaculture Europe is an annual event organized by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) which brings together European aquaculture stakeholders. The programme included sessions on a wide range of topics including ‘Ocean Literacy - Awareness - Knowledge Management’ as well as e-posters.

    In 2018, 25% of the total consumption of fish and seafood by the average European Union (EU) citizen originated from aquaculture. EU aquaculture production in particular covered 10% of the seafood consumed in the EU and accounted for less than 2% of world production.  [1]  Explore the Map of the Week to learn about the location of seawater finfish farms and shellfish farms in the EU and partner countries. Use the legend of the map and click on the farms to get more details on the aquaculture farms.

    Wish to know more?

    • Read the Strategic guidelines for a more sustainable and competitive European Union aquaculture for the period 2021 to 2030;
    • Discover the activities of the EU4Ocean Coalition and the topics members of the Coalition are working on: Food from the Ocean, Climate and Ocean and Healthy and Clean Ocean.
    • Learn about the Hack4Oceans event hosted by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) on 20-21 October 2021. During this 2-day youth innovation event, participants from across Europe and beyond will learn, explore and co-create opportunities for prosperity through ocean conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. The four Hack4Oceans Challenges 2021 are: Food from the Ocean, Marine Litter, Ocean and Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystems.
    • Find out how  the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is providing open data and information to support the aquaculture sector in a dedicated video.
    • Save the date for the Ocean Decade Laboratory on ‘A productive Ocean’ on 22-24 February 2022.

    Access the map

    The data in this map are provided by EMODnet.