The EU Aquaculture Sector - Economic report 2020 (STECF-20-12)
Commission Decision of 25 February 2016 setting up a Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries, C(2016) 1084, OJ C 74, 26.2.2016, p. 4–10. The Commission may consult the group on any matter relating to marine and fisheries biology, fishing gear technology, fisheries economics, fisheries governance, ecosystem effects of fisheries, aquaculture or similar disciplines. This report on the Economic Performance of the EU Aquaculture sector 2021 is the seventh report of its kind produced for the sector and provides a comprehensive overview of the latest information available on the production, economic value, structure and competitive performance of the aquaculture sectorat the national and EU level. This report includes data for 2008 to 2018 and nowcasting for 2019. The data collected is reported by national totals and by segments divided on species. The sector has increased production over the period of data collected, and the turnover and economic performance indicators have increased over time. The EU aquaculture sector reached 1.2 million tonnes in sales volume and €4.1 billion in turnover, in 2018. The overall number of enterprise were estimated to 15 thousand, whereas the total number of employees reached 69 thousand in 2018. The report furthermore contains three special chapters on the Covid-19 situation and its impact on the EU aquaculture sector, a chapter on the developed methodology for the nowcast, and finally a chapter analysing the social variables collected under EUMAP for the first time for the aquaculture sector.