European Association of Fishing Ports and Auctions

Association Europeenne des Ports de Peche et Criees

asociacion europea de puertos pesqueros y lonjas


Representing Europe's fish landing ports and first sales operations EAFPA is active in EU industry forums and directly communicates with DG Mare on matters affecting our sector.

Auctions are the interface between producers and the market and is pivotal in ensuring a fair and open prices for fish within a secure and properly regulated hygienic environment.

The sector provides a wide range of essential support services and the aims of EAFPA include:

  • Communicating the benefits of auctions to consumers, the fisheries sector, public authorities and society as a whole.

  • Developing and harmonising quality and sanitary standards within an efficient and effective system of traceability.

  • Developing an information system that centralises and distributes general data concerning the activities of auctions.

  • Influencing the EU regulatory framework by initiating proposals for new European legislation/actions.

Membership is open to fishing ports, primary sales organisations and auction providers throughout the countries of the European Union and the European Economic Area. 

We also open as associates similar organisations from EU candidate and adjoining countries.     

CFP Dec '09  http://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/reform/docs/eafpa01_en.pdf

CMO May '09 http://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/reform/docs/eafpa02_en.pdf





Registered Office: Bovenberg 124, 1150, Brussels, Belgium