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Feasibility study into a possible EU ecolabel scheme Europe

DG MARE - Project Dates:
January 2015 - July 2015

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.  

Services Provided:

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.