Report of the Ad Hoc EIFAC/EC Working Party on Market Perspectives for European Freshwater Aquaculture











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Brussels, Belgium, 14-16 May 2001

EIFAC Occasional Paper No. 35
EIFAC/OP35
ISSN 0258-6096

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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

1. BACKGROUND

2. STATUS OF EUROPEAN FRESHWATER AQUACULTURE

3. REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

3.1 Environmental Legislation
3.2 Hygiene in Foodstuffs
3.3 Fish Disease
3.4 Markets
3.5 Financial Assistance

4. PRODUCTION, PRODUCTS AND SALES

5. FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY, TRACEABILITY AND LABELLING

6. IMPACT ON TRADE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH/HYGIENE LEGISLATION: A TRADE BARRIER?

7. MARKETS, DISTRIBUTION AND TRADE

8. NEW MARKETS, NEW COMPETITORS AND PROMOTION

9. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

APPENDIX 1. Agenda

APPENDIX 2. List of Participants

APPENDIX 3. Summary of some codes of conduct and certification programmes that impact on the aquaculture sector

APPENDIX 4. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats Table

APPENDIX 5. Papers Presented

Current state of European freshwater aquaculture products and markets, by Courtney Hough
Regulatory framework in European Community aquaculture, by Constantin Vamvakas
Product development trends and new products from currently farmed species, including medium- and long-term perspectives, by Vibeke Kristensen
A fresh view on freshwater fish like carp, eel and trout - Goodness and convenience from the neighbourhood, by Herby Neubacher
New species potential: development of currently underproduced fish species, by Andras Peteri and Tamas Bardocz
The catfish industry in the United States, by Stéphane Vrignaud
The influence of environmental policies on aquaculture development, by Roland Rösch and Stephan Hofer
Development of policies, best practices and standards for hygiene and human health - impact on production for European freshwater aquaculture, by John Ryder
Quality, traceability and labelling in aquaculture? A must to become a preferred supplier! by Aldin Hilbrands
Organic products as high quality niche products: background and prospects for organic freshwater aquaculture in Europe, by Stefan Bergleiter
Market trends and consumer attitudes, by Nick Trachet
Which new products for aquaculture? An analysis based on the study of the French market, by Philippe Paquotte and Catherine Mariojouls
Impact on trade of environmental and health/hygiene legislation: a trade barrier, by Richard Bates
Measures to find and promote new market outlets: how to raise the profile of freshwater species, by Audun Lem
Nile Perch: a competitor for European inland Aquaculture, by Stefano Boserman
Competition between European aquaculture products and international food markets (pork, poultry, etc.), by Istvan Szucs and Emese Békefi
Fish farming in Poland: the state of the art and challenges for the future, by Z.J. Okoniewski, K. Goryczko and D. Gorbaczow

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