Seafood 2040 and APPG on Fisheries: Aquaculture in the UK

Date: 26 October 2021

Time: 11:00 - 13:00

Location: Online

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In collaboration with Seafood 2040, the APPG on Fisheries is holding an online event to investigate insights from UK aquaculture.
A bag of harvested mussels onboard a fishing vessel

Aquaculture - the farming of fish, invertebrates, and plants in aquatic systems - is becoming an increasingly important source of seafood in the UK. The modern industry has developed over the last 50 years in different ways across the four nations of the UK, but one thing they have in common is a desire to manage successful sustainable growth.

Different segments of the aquaculture sector face unique sets of challenges, including competition for space and resources, complex regulation derived from legislation that is often not specific to aquaculture, sometimes limited demand from UK consumers for some products, environmental issues such as water quality, and lack of access to resources. However, the sector also has the potential to thrive and diversify, become a core part of the UK’s ‘blue economy’, and make a nutritious and sustainable contribution to national food security and overall increased seafood consumption.

In collaboration with the Seafood 2040 Programme (SF2040), the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries is holding an online event to share and discuss insights from aquaculture from across the UK.

The event is free and open to all, and is expected to be attended by Parliamentarians, policymakers, and industry representatives, among others. Through a series of presentations and a Q & A panel, the event will be an opportunity to discuss aquaculture across the Home Nations, its continuing development, and the important role it plays for the economy and communities.

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Further information

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