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FEAP, the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers, is the united voice of the European aquaculture production industry, being the Federation of National aquaculture associations in Europe that represent professional fish farming.

With 26 members drawn from 22 States across the European continent, the FEAP represents

  • >2 million tons of produce
  • An ex-farm value of >€ 8 billion
  • 100,000 direct jobs in coastal and rural areas

FEAP continuously supports and promotes the responsible development of the European aquaculture sector and, through diversified support actions, develops and provides the common positions and opinions of the European sector. Focused on fish farming, FEAP represents a range of different farmed species that includes trout, salmon, carp, sea bass, sea bream, turbot, cod.

There are many other species that are reared, both in fresh and salt water, and details on the levels of production reported can be found in the section on facts & figures.

Established in 1969, FEAP has adapted to the numerous changes seen in European production and, in line with the expectations of society, provides transparent information on sectoral activities and developments.

FEAP is run by professionals for professionals, meaning that all members are active in fish farming and thus are very much aware of the main issues concerning aquaculture and its development.


Latest news

FEAP adopted 3 resolutions during the 46th Annual General Meeting in Rovinj, Croatia
FEAP's 2014 annual report has just been published - giving an overview of European fish farming and the issues affecting its development
The INSEPARABLE campaign : Focus on Aquaculture
9-11 April 2014 at the Plaza Caserta Hotel Naples, Italy
On Monday 28 January a political agreement has been reached between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council on the 2014-2020 European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).
The European Commission launched Horizon 2020 - The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Yvette White received the FEAP Award for Excellence in European Aquaculture 2013
The 2nd edition of Aquaculture in Motion was organised by FEAP in Brussels on 6th of November 2013 - Presentations now online!
Aquaculture: part of the European Bioeconomy
How to boost European Aquaculture ? A workshop organised on the occasion of the Committee of the Regionsí Open Days 2013, 8th October, Brussels
The updated production data (tons) by country & by species have been published for the period 2003-2012
To boost the development of EU aquaculture, the European Commission has issued strategic guidelines, thereby cooperating with Member States and stakeholders in overcoming the challenges facing the sector.
'Caring for Health and Welfare of fish:A critical success factor for aquaculture' - a conference organised by FVE in Brussels, 16-17 May 2013
Courtney Hough will chair the European Parliament workshop 'Blue Economy in freshwater aquaculture' on 10th of April 2013.
Today, the new regulation on re-authorisation of non ruminant processed animal proteins (PAP) for fish feed has been published by the commission
Aquaculture Economics & Management has published a special issue "The Economic Costs & Benefits of Fish Welfare Management."
A guidance document on 'aquaculture activities and Natura2000' has just been published aiming at offering guidance which would facilitate the knowledge and implementation of EU legislation underpinning Natura 2000 in relation to aquaculture activities
"European aquaculture: the path for growth", a conference organised by the European commission, DG MARE in La Coruna 23 November 2012.
More than 100 people attended the new FEAP event 'Boosting the development of European Aquaculture', organised in Brussels, 7th November 2012
    FEAP's 2014 annual report has just been published - giving an overview of European fish farming and the issues affecting its development