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EU Farm to Fork Strategy: Raising the ambition on global fisheries aspects October 16,2020   |  Source: CFFA-CAPE

In September 2020, the EU Food Policy Coalition published a policy brief with recommendations, entitled “Raising the ambition on global aspects of the EU Farm to Fork strategy”. The European Commission’s Communication on Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy included a section on the external dimension entitled “Promoting the Global Transition”, which highlights that “The EU will support the global transition to sustainable agri-food systems, in line with the objectives of this strategy and the SDGs.” The paper of the coalition elaborates how the external dimension of the European Union’s F2F Strategy could be strengthened to drive a global effective and fair transition towards inclusive and sustainable agri-food systems, including in fisheries.

The brief first underlines that the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy ignores almost completely seafood production. Although “wild caught fisheries and aquaculture are key drivers of global biodiversity loss,” but cannot possibly be disregarded as they are both “key elements for a sustainable food system.”

This NGO coalition highlights that the external dimension of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) should be addressed in the strategy, advocating for the EU fishing industry, including its external fleet, “to transit

Theme(s): Fisheries Development and Aquaculture.

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