The resolution also includes encouragements for the development of closed-system aquaculture and on land aquaculture, recognising as well the genetic alterations that escapees from aquaculture farms can have on wild populations of fish. This is a recommendation that the EAA has shared with the MEPs during the process of drafting this report, building on its 2021 resolution on salmon farming
With both the European Parliament and the Council (EU Member States) calling for EU-wide management measures to be taken on Cormorants, EAA hopes that the European Commission will reassess the situation and propose new solutions – rather sooner than later !
– with in focus as well the impact on wild fish stocks and biodiversity
. Indeed, this will be a point of vigilance for the EAA as recently, the European Commission failed to address this part of the problem in its reply
to a question
tabled by Member of the European Parliament Søren Gade.