Draft for the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) Analysis

As a basis for the preparation of the EMFAF Programme 2021 - 2027 a review of the as-is situation of Austria’s aquaculture and fisheries sector was compiled under the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT).

The outcome is now available as a working paper which presents a comprehensive analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT).

To involve stakeholders in the process of preparation, they were offered the opportunity to comment on the present draft by 6 May 2020 .

The content of the future EMFAF Programme 2021 - 2027 will be set out on the basis of the EMFAF-Verordnung which is presently still being negotiated on several European levels.

The Regulation provides that, for the future subsidisation period, a comprehensive analysis should be carried out for the area covered by the Programme: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities und Threats. A summary of the SWOT Analysis has to be integrated into the EMFAF Programme.

This is done based on an analysis of the initial situation and results in the deduction of requirements and objectives for the future EMFAF Programme. Furthermore, the SWOT Analysis will represent an important basis for the planned updating of the national strategy plan for aquaculture.

With support from the Environment Agency Austria (UBA) and the University of Natural Rersources and Applied Life Sciences experts of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism carried out a comprehensive review of the present situation of Austria’s fisheries policy and aquaculture. The present draft for the description of the SWOT Analysis for Austrian fisheries and aquaculture is a first working paper. 

In the download area, you will find the statements of the authors who consented to publication.

  • ÖKF FishLife Österreichisches Kuratorium für Fischerei und Gewässerschutz
  • Joanneum Research
  • Dr. Wolfgang Mayrhofer
  • WWF Österreich
published at 16.07.2020, Kommunikation und Service (Abteilung Präs. 5)