Comparison of legal regulation and technology level requirements, for aquaculture facilities producing rainbow trout in freshwater, in selected European countries


This report presents the current practice with regard to legal regulations and the level of technology used in the farming of freshwater portion-sized rainbow trout in a number of EU-member states (DK, DE, IT, PL, UK). Special reference is taken to the use of Best Available Technology (BAT) and Best Environmental Practice (BEP). These technical terms, frequently used in other (industrial) contexts, are now very relevant to aquaculture practices. Emphasis is also placed on the structural differences in permission seeking and licensing processes as well as the implementation of self-monitoring obligations.

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