The Aquaculture Advisory Council (AAC) is a body set up under EU regulation to act as a forum for advice to the European Commission, EU Parliament, other EU institutions and Member States on all issues related to the sustainable development of fish and shellfish farming in the European Union.
The AAC is made up of industry representatives and other stakeholders such as Environmental NGO’s, feed manufacturers, Consumer interests, trade unions, marketing and processing interests etc.
The AAC is governed by a General Assembly which meets once per year and run by an Executive Committee which is provided with expert advice by three working groups (Finfish, Shellfish and Horizontal measures).
The current officers are:
- Chairman, Richie Flynn (IFA Aquaculture)
- Vice-Chair, Marc Philip Buckhout (Seas At Risk)
- Treasurer, Margreet Van Nilstren (Good Fish Foundation)
The AAC is run by a permanent secretariat based in Brussels:
Secretariat – Aquaculture Advisory Council
Cécile Fouquet – AliénorEU
11 Rue de L’Industrie, Brussels 1000