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Parliamentary question - E-001169/2024Parliamentary question

Unsustainable and environmentally harmful aspects of industrial fish farming

Question for written answer  E-001169/2024
to the Commission
Rule 138
Petros Kokkalis (Verts/ALE)

Through the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund, the EU aims to develop sustainable and competitive aquaculture programmes that contribute to food security[1]. Yet more and more evidence is coming to light on the unsustainability and environmentally damaging aspects of industrial fish farming. For example, studies have linked the following problems with fish farms: an increase in harmful algal blooms[2], negative impacts on critical Posidonia oceanica meadows[3], large-scale fish die-offs[4], the use of the carcinogen formaldehyde[5], fish farms leaving large amounts of plastics behind in the water[6], and high volumes of wild-caught fish being used to feed farmed fish[7].

In the light of the above:


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