On the 24th September 2020, the Aquaculture Advisory Council (AAC) has received an official reply from the European Commission’s Directorate for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE)’s Director General, Mrs. Charlina Vitcheva, to its Recommendation on the revaluation of the risk assessment of parasites in farmed fish products.

The Aquaculture Advisory Council (AAC) met on Tuesday 8th of September on the occasion of its General Assembly, which theme this year was EU aquaculture and the EU Green Deal.

You can now register to the June Working Groups meetings here (for AAC members).


If you want to attend as an observer, please contact the Secretariat at: secretariat(at)aac-europe.org


Please find below the agendas for the three Working Groups:

- June 09th - 09:15-12:00: Working Group 1 - Finfish

- June 10th - 13:15-16:00: Working Group 2 - Shellfish

- June 09th - 13:15-16:00 and June 10th - 09:15-12:00: Working Group 3 - Horizontal Issues

On September 10th 2019, the Aquaculture Advisory Council’s General Assembly elected its representatives for the next three years.


The AAC approved 4 new AAC recommendations that can now be found by clicking the links below:

The AAC took part to a Workshop organised on the 22nd May 2019 at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels on "Challenges and Potential for Freshwater Aquaculture". 

The Aquaculture Advisory Council has organised, in the framework of the European Maritime Day 2019 (EMD) in Lisbon, an interactive Workshop to reflect upon the "Social acceptability of aquaculture in the European Union".

The Aquaculture Advisory Council (AAC) organises a workshop on "Aquaculture and the Social Acceptability Challenge" at the European Maritime Day (EMD), the annual event on blue growth and maritime affairs organised by the European Commission. This year, the EMD will take place in Lisbon. 


Several experts on different fields have been invited to lead, together with AAC representatives, the discussions on "Space and environment", "Consumers and products", "Media" and "Animal welfare". 

The AAC adopted its calendar of meetings for 2018-2019

The European Commission's Group of Chief Scientific Advisors will be presenting the Food from the Oceans scientific opinion and its recommendations during the EU EATIP Day "Feed globally - produce locally" during the AQUA 2018 conference in Montpellier on 27 August.

Come to find out how can policy makers and research and innovation contribute to a better future for our oceans.