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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

László Váradi receives the 2015 FEAP Award for Excellence in European Aquaculture
'Integrating Aquaculture' was this years' theme of FEAP's annual event 'Aquaculture in Motion 2015' - presentations now available
The updated production data (tons) by country & by species have just been published for the period 2005-2014
The 47th Annual Meeting of FEAP was held in A Coruńa, Spain on 29-30 May 2015 and was hosted by ESACUA – the National Association of Continental Aquaculture
FEAP's 2015 annual report has just been published - giving an overview of European fish farming and the issues affecting its development
Symposium and Industry-Science Brokerage – Genetics in Aquaculture. Information both on the International Symposium on Genetics in Aquaculture but also on the brokerage possibilities available at the meeting to promote industry-science cooperation and effective technology transfer.
See the new promotion video on 'Farmed in the EU' and a compilation video on the school project
7th AGM of the EATiP
The global salmon farming industry produces 14.8 billion meals every year and creates 121,000 jobs in coastal communities around the world, says a new report released by ISFA
The successful FEAP event 'Aquaculture in Motion 2014' was held in the Committee of the Regions, Brussels on the 1st of December 2014 - presentations now available
Performance of the seabass and seabream sector - minutes of the conference now available
A new study from the European Parliament: The Long-Term Economic and Ecologic Impact of Larger Sustainable Aquaculture
The European Court of Auditors just published their special Report on 'The effectiveness of European Fisheries Fund support for aquaculture'
DG MARE and DG ENVIRONMENT combined in one portfolio for New Commissioner Mr. Karmenu Vella.
    'Integrating Aquaculture' was this years' theme of FEAP's annual event 'Aquaculture in Motion 2015' - presentations now available