Fisheries and Mariculture

The fishing, mariculture and hunting of living marine resources provide a wide range of goods and services of economic value to OSPAR countries. However, the exploitation of marine species for food, animal feed, fertilizer, or the production of other products of value or use exerts pressure on the coastal and offshore environment, which can have a wide range of impacts on marine ecosystems.

Fisheries and Mariculture in the OSPAR Maritime Area