MEP Nils Torvalds will chair an event entitled “Making fish farming sustainable - Innovative & eco-friendly solutions to tackle escapees, sea lice and other challenges" organised by the European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment, with the support of the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA).
The aim of the conference is to raise awareness regarding some negative impacts that conventional aquaculture systems have on the surrounding environment such as parasites infestations and the problem of escapees. Indeed, when farmed fish escapes in the wild, not only they contribute to the spreading of parasites in the natural environment, but they also interfere with the spawning process of the wild fish threatening the survival of wild fish stocks. The event will also highlight some positive examples of closed aquaculture systems as sustainable solutions to the EU's wish to increase aquaculture production by demonstrating that they are economically viable.
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