Fish farms to fight back with EU help

BBC News
By Russell Padmore
Europe business reporter, BBC News, Brussels

At a time when stocks of some species of fish in the world’s oceans are dangerously low, the authorities in Brussels are concerned that Europe’s aquaculture sector has stagnated.

Most of the seafood consumed within the EU is imported, but the Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Joe Borg, believes that can be reduced with the right strategy to encourage the industry to grow.

Among the key measures likely to be announced are plans to encourage more investment in the sector, by making it easier to open a fish farm. That, in turn, will create more jobs.

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