EFARO, the organization of European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organizations, is an association composed of the Directors of the main European Research Institutes involved in Fisheries and Aquaculture research. EFARO is founded under a consensus agreement in 1989. The starting point was the desire to achieve greater cohesion and coordination of Community fisheries Research and Development.

Today EFARO unites numerous researchers and research assistants in 26 member institutes in 20 countries.

EFARO Webinar Nature Based Solutions

Follow up on earlier Webinar and WG on NbS, on April 19th 2024 Webinar on Criteria for NbS

Online, EFARO Members only.

WG AQUA Webinar

EFARO will organize a WG AQUA Webinar to kick-off the new WG AQUA. Date: May 10th, 2024.

Online, EFARO Members only.

EFARO General Assembly

Date:  May 28-29th, 2024.

Brussels, EFARO Members only.

EFARO & MARE webinar on Social data.

Currently there is a wide ranging discussion on the inclusion of social data in fisheries and aquaculture management, both affecting data collection programmes and the analysis of policy impact.

Date: December 8th, 2023.

Online, open event.

EFARO webinar Blue Bio Foresight and Strategic Knowledge and Innovation Agenda

Date: June 30th, 2023.

Online, EFARO Members only.

Blue bioeconomy strategic research and innovation agenda.

The Blue Bioeconomy ERA-NET Cofund launched a blue bioeconomy research agenda as a result of a foresight implemented in 2022. The foresight was part of Blue Bioeconomy ERA-NET Cofund’s mission of strengthening Europe’s position in the blue bioeconomy, working with facilitators from EFARO.

EFARO on the carrying capacity of the seas and oceans for future sustainable food production. 

A publication on current scientific knowledge gaps.

EFARO's discussion paper on Monitoring Offshore Wind Farms. 

A research gap and policy brief.

Marine Nature-based Solutions

In 2022 EFARO published a scientific paper on Marine Nature-Based Solutions in order to facilitate a critical debate about the prospects
and pitfalls related to the operationalisation of marine NbS in an EU context, providing an analysis of core definitions, potential categories of marine NbS and a suite of case studies. Here
you will find an extended summary of this paper.

EFARO on innovations in Marine Data collection and consequences for advice and management.

Please find the discussion paper here.

See a short video here.

Webinar Circular and sustainable food production at sea. On 22nd January 2021 EFARO, jointly organised with Wageningen University & Research (WUR), a successful webinar on chances and challenges concerning circular and sustainable food production at sea.

For a video on the Dutch approach of circular transition at sea, see here.

For a video on the introduction to the potential and limits of food production at sea by prof Dr. Jaap van der Meer (Sustainable Marine Food Production, WUR), see here.

EFARO on challenges facing the blue bioeconomy. EFARO's President and Executive secretary spoke to The Innovation Platform about some of the challenges facing the blue bioeconomy. Interested in this interview? See here.

EFARO Seminar 2020 cancelled. Due to the rapid developments surrounding the CORONA Pandemic, the decision has been made to cancel the EFARO Seminar 2020 on 27th May, Brussels.

For further information, please contact efaro@wur.nl.

Curious about EFARO's recommendations on research & innovation gaps and needs beyond Horizon 2020?

See here.

EFARO Seminar: Ensuring the sustainable use of our Seas. Linking the Ecosystem Approach with the quest for a Sustainable Blue Economy.

15 May 2019

Brussels, Belgium

Missed the EFARO Seminar on the 15th of May?

Click here for an impression of the day and the main conclusions.