Research conducted by the CERES project features in the EU’s annual Blue Economy Report for 2020. The report provides an overview of the performance of the EU economic sectors related to oceans and the coastal environment.

The report features SERES’ work on illustrating the economic consequences of climate change on European fisheries aquaculture, how climate change will affect fish meal and fish oil prices, and an overview of our suggested solutions.

For the first time, the report addresses the environmental dimension of the blue economy in detail, thereby also contributing to achieving environmental objectives. With a decrease of 29% of CO² per unit of gross value added between 2009 and 2017, fisheries and aquaculture growth is firmly decoupled from greenhouse gas production. Moreover, the report stresses the correlation between sustainable fishing and positive economic performance.

Read the CERES contribution (PDF, 25.5MB)