EFARO’s mission is to enable its vision through the provision of:

  • sound science and scientific advice for the people of Europe;
  • evidence-based advice on the sustainable management of aquatic living resources;
  • coordination of a trusted and influential community of aquatic research institutes, be it marine or fresh water;
  • knowledge on fisheries, aquaculture and innovations in sustainable harvesting or production in the aquatic environment.


To achieve its mission EFARO will maintain an active, efficient and effective platform for:

  • coordinating and communicating between the community of aquatic research institutes at the European and the Regional level acknowledging regional specifics and activities and stimulating (regional) cooperation;
  • maintaining  influential dialogues with policy makers, industry and societies;
  • contributing to the development and implementation of the European research agenda for the sustainable use and management of aquatic living resources;
  • supporting sound science and providing scientific advice to governments;
  • sustaining a scientific network through traditional and new business opportunities.

EFARO on innovations in Marine Data collection and consequences for advice and management. See a short video 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.