Certification, Fisheries Improvement Projects
and responsible sourcing
Feasibility study into a possible EU ecolabel scheme Europe
DG MARE Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission) - 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:
- to analyse existing ecolabels and other forms of communicating environmental information for fisheries and aquaculture products in the EU;
- benchmark with other sectors, assess potential economic, social and environmental impacts;
- 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.
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.