Spain: The MAPA presents the strategy to consolidate aquaculture as a sustainable food production system

Updated Nov 17, 2022
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, today chaired the Fisheries Sector Conference in which he presented to the autonomous communities the "Contribution of Spain to the Strategic Guidelines for a more sustainable and competitive European Union aquaculture for the period 2021-2030”.
As specified, the general objective of this strategy is to promote a coordinated and coherent action that promotes aquaculture in Spain, providing it with tools that help it grow and consolidate itself as a system for the production of healthy food and products. Planas has stressed the economic importance of aquaculture for large areas of the national territory. The great variety of enclaves that Spain has, both in the marine and continental areas, has allowed the development of multiple commercial breeding systems for 45 different species, in more than 5,700 establishments both in the marine, maritime-terrestrial and inland areas, which produce more than 272,000 tons of aquaculture products, for a value of more than 623 million euros, which places Spain as the first aquaculture producer in volume in the EU and the second in value. By autonomous community, Galicia leads the fattening production of marine species in Spain, with 81.3% of the total and 32.6% of the value, mainly due ...
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