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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on promoting fish consumption

Ivan Jakovčić, Jozo Radoš

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on promoting fish consumption  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the latest Eurobarometer survey on EU consumer choices revealed that seafood consumption is once again on the increase, with 42 % of Europeans now eating fish and/or aquaculture products at home at least once a week;

B.  whereas the majority of consumers have indicated that they like to try out new products and species, which demonstrates the importance and potential of diversified sourcing;

C.  whereas eating fish dramatically reduces the chances of dying of a heart attack, improves children’s brain development and slows brain ageing;

D.  whereas fish provides almost 20 % of the animal protein intake of more than 3 billion people;

E.  whereas a portion of 150g of fish can provide up to 60 % of an adult’s daily protein requirements;

1.  Calls on the Commission and the Council to mobilise available funding and to launch an information campaign for EU citizens aimed at promoting the added value of fish consumption, and highlighting the potential for reinforcing the EU internal market for fisheries and aquaculture products;

2.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States.

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