July 11, 2022

Decarbonising the EU Fishing Fleet. Lessons from Today's Shipping Industry

Briefing Paper: Decarbonising the EU Fishing Fleet: Lessons from Today’s Shipping Industry

While the journey to decarbonisation is in its primary stages, progress already made within the maritime sector has provided momentum and offers an incremental pathway for the decarbonisation of the fishing fleet. In order to align itself with the objectives of the EU Green Deal and other relevant international agreements, the global fishing industry will need to switch to new sources of energy. The purpose of this briefing paper is to present a feasibility analysis of batteries, synthetic fuels and wind propulsion for fishing vessels by examining examples from the shipping industry, while also considering the advantages and challenges presented by each source of energy.

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