What we do
The fisheries and aquaculture sector is taking a leading role in meeting the world’s ever increasing demand for animal protein. At the same time it faces challenges and opportunities to meet the growing demand for diverse seafood products on domestic and export markets and to develop competitive advantages in a sector dealing with one of the most globally traded food commodities. Producers are being called upon to develop sustainable practices, while meeting their own commercial goals.
Eurofish provides services within the following key areas:
Eurofish has a leading role in providing and disseminating information for the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Europe, and is the only regular English language provider of information on fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Europe and neighbouring countries.
Focusing on facilitating trade in fishery and aquaculture products, Eurofish supports the presence of companies from Eurofish member countries at international food and seafood exhibitions, and trade fairs. The Eurofish Magazine and the websites serve as the main channels to create awareness of the member countries and their fisheries and aquaculture sectors.
Eurofish project activities cover fisheries, aquaculture, trade and marketing, seafood safety and quality assurance, and dissemination of information.. The organisation carries out market and sector studies and surveys, organizes conferences, workshops, seminars and business-to-business meetings. Eurofish also assists national authorities in the preparation of project applications. Projects depend on the successful acquisition of external funding and target both the national public administration and private sector.