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Alien species register acquaculture

In adopting (EC) Regulations nos. 708/2007, 506/2008, 535/2008 and the Regulation (EU) 304/2011 the European Union Council established a regulatory framework governing the use in acquaculture of alien and locally absent species.

The use of non indigenous species in aquaculture represents an important means for diversifying production, accompanied by significant expected social and economic benefits; however, aquaculture can also represent a significant vehicle for the unintentional introduction of invasive aquatic species and associated organisms. Read more