Project Name:

Feasibility study into a possible EU ecolabel scheme 

Country:

Europe 
DG MARE  - Project Dates:   January 2015 - July 2015

Detailed narrative description of project:

Regulation No 1379/2013 on the common organisation of the markets in fisheries and aquaculture products commited the Commission to prepare a feasibility report on options for an EU ecolabel scheme for fishery and aquaculture products.

This study contributed to this task. The objective of this study was:

  1. to analyse existing ecolabels and other forms of communicating environmental information for fisheries and aquaculture products in the EU;
  2. benchmark with other sectors, assess potential economic, social and environmental impacts;
  3. provide information on the feasibility, cost-effectiveness, advantages and disadvantages of options for an EU ecolabel scheme for fisheries and aquaculture projects.

 

This study presents a short introduction to ecolabels, then focuses on the findings of a range of tasks identified in the terms of reference and culminates in an assessment of options with regards to an EU ecolabel for fisheries and aquaculture products.  

Detailed narrative description of actual services provided by Poseidon Aquatic
Resource Management Ltd:

Three Poseidon staff contributed to the analyse existing ecolabels, their benchmarking with other sectors, and assessed potential economic, social and environmental impacts. Yhet also led on assessing the feasibility, cost-effectiveness, advantages and disadvantages of options for an EU ecolabel scheme for fisheries and aquaculture projects.