EU Algae Initiative Supports Fishers to Become Ocean Farmers

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In an interview with Euronews Felix Leinemann, Head of Unit for Blue Economy Sectors, Aquaculture and Maritime Spatial Planning at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries discussed the new EU Algae Initiative: an action plan to increase the sustainable production and consumption of algae in Europe, and support the work of ocean farmers.

Leinemann said that the prime stakeholders are addressing this opportunity with 23 actions in different areas. These include regulation, the business environment, how to help the sector improve consumer awareness, and the various knowledge gaps – because there are a lot of things that are still unknown.

For next steps the European Commission will be discussing the initiative with the European Parliament and the Council and will coordinate putting the 23 actions into practice with the Member States, industry (e.g., via the EU4Algae Forum) and other relevant stakeholders.

Source: Euronews and Denis Loctier

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