Advisory Councils are bodies of EU interest, created by the Common Fisheries Policy Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013.

As the Aquaculture Advisory Council (AAC), we provide advice to the European Commission and Member States on any new legislative, regulatory or legal measure at European or national level that affects aquaculture.

Our Recommendations include the opinions of stakeholders in EU aquaculture represented with the following repartition:
60% – Sector organisations (Aquaculture producers, Feed, Veterinarians, Trade Unions…)
40% – Other Interest Group (Environment, Consumers, Animal Welfare organisations …)

Our General Assembly and Executive Committee are guided by the advice generated by our three working groups on Finfish, Shellfish and Horizontal issues.

Internal AAC Rules


Statutes of the aquaculture advisory council


Rules of procedure of the aquaculture advisory council


Rules of reimbursement for travel and subsistence

Observers Policy

Observers Policy of the AAC

EU regulation regulating the functionning of the AAC

EU Regulation on the Common Fisheries Policy (creating the AAC)

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/242 of 9 October 2014

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/204 of 8 December 2021

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/242 of 9 October 2014



AAC 2023-2024 Work Programme


Aquaculture Advisory Council Leaflet

Independent Evaluation of the AAC

Results of the independent evaluation of the AAC (2024)