The Nagoya Protocol and Its Implications on the EU Atlantic Area Countries

A new publication by EnhanceMicroAlgae researchers has been published in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering.

The Nagoya Protocol, which came into force in October 2014, determines the access to genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilisation. The correct implementation of this Protocol is particularly relevant for countries within the EU Atlantic Area where marine genetic resources, such as microalgae, have a high potential for several industrial applications. In this work, researchers from the EnhanceMicroAlgae project review and provide clarity on the existing legislation under the Nagoya Protocol, and propose a decision framework that helps users of genetic resources within the microalgae sector to comply with the legislation of the Nagoya Protocol at the EU Atlantic area level.

The Publication can be found here