Agreed labelling rules with ‘more accurate’ geographic data


The 27 Member states and the European Parliament (EP) have agreed on launching the common market organisation (CMO) of fisheries and aquaculture products, including the rules on fish labelling.

This CMO is expected to form part of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) while it is being negotiated in the European Union (EU), the Irish Presidency of the Union reported.

The rotating Presidency stressed in a statement that the approved system will support the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and will help make the industry more competitive, while simplifying “what has been a cumbersome system for industry and producer organistaions.”

Besides, it was noted that it will provide consumers with better information through fishery and aquaculture product labelling, which includes a more detailed geographical indicator.

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