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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

European Local Authorities role in preparedness and response to oil pollution to safeguard seafood production: state and perspectives

Loss of confidence in seafood safety and quality can impact the seafood market long after any actual risk from a spill has subsided, resulting in economic loss. Many European maritime cities where remarkable harbour traffic and fisheries and aquaculture activities co-exist are characterized by these threats, among these, Tarentum in Italy, Brest in France and Cadiz in Spain. In this respect, there is a need to improve the local communities capacity to adequately prevent and prepare the response to accidental or deliberate oil spills taking into account, particularly, the fishery and sea-farming activities.

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