Measures relating to the specific consideration of vessels used in aquaculture, the traceability of aquaculture products and recreational shellfish fishing

Minutes of the AAC Executive Committee of 30.08.2018 in Paris. 

 

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Minutes of the AAC Executive Committee of 22.03.2018 in Brussels. 

 

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Reply by Joao Aguiar Machado, Director General, European Commission to the AAC position paper on the Level Playing Field.

Reply by Joao Aguiar Machado, Director General, European Commission to the AAC advice on labelling of caviar.

Reply by Joao Aguiar Machado, Director General, European Commission to the Joint advice of AAC-MAC on Presence of Tetrodotoxin in shellfish .

This presentation was done by the AAC Executive Secretary, Cécile Fouquet, on the 2nd October at the Copernicus Workshop on fisheries and aquaculture. 

EU aquaculture is the world leader in sturgeon farming and caviar production. The current rules on caviar labelling are mainly related to compliance with the rules governing the movement and marketing of species and their products subject to CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Reg. EC n. 338/1997).

This position paper adresses the level-playing field for the aquaculture market. The aquaculture sector must be profitable to be able to make the investments neeeded to operate while profitability is only possible if the products are competitive with imports from third countries. 

On June 5th, 2018, the European Commission asked the AAC to provide advice on measures to be taken to best undertake the recovery of European eels (Anguilla anguilla) due to the critical situation of its stock.
This document details the views of the AAC on this matter. With this advice, the AAC expects the European Commission to take effective management measures to improve the situation of the eel stock for the sake of the natural environment, of stakeholders and of society in general.