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

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

The AAC General Assembly took place on the 13th September 2018 in Brussels (Hôtel Marivaux, Blv. Adolphe Max, 98 – 1000 Brussels).


You can now download the presentations done at this meeting:

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.

The Staff Working Document on the establishment of conservation measures under the Common Fisheries Policy for Natura 2000 sites is now translated in several languages. 

Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries explains the Commission’s support for EU aquaculture and supporting farmers in the water


40 years ago, the famous French Commandant Jacques-Yves Cousteau stated: “We must plan the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters.” His vision is now becoming reality: in 2014, for the first time in history, humans consumed more farmed than wild-caught fish.


Read the full article here. 

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Mr. Richie Flynn, Chairman of the AAC, was invited to give a presentation on the AAC at the Joint European Commission/European Committee of the Regions event on 2 February 2018

Click here to download the presentation