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.

On the occasion of the AAC's General Assembly, Commissioner Sinkevičius sent a supportive video to the AAC's work.


See the video here: Video

Our Chair Javier Ojeda invites you to the Aquaculture Advisory Council's General Assembly meeting next Tuesday!

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

The AAC Working Group on Horizontal Matters has produced a report on "Developing criteria and methodologies for determining aquaculture areas for marine space development in the EU" with the consultant Dr. Lorraine Gray. 


On September 24th 2019, the Aquaculture Advisory Council was represented by its Executive committee member Yannis Pelekanakis at the Copernicus Marine for the Aquaculture Sector workshop in Athens.


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".