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Profile of registrant

Federation of European Aquaculture Producers

Identification number in the register: 42738291569-54
Registration date: 23/04/09 14:16:47

The information on this organisation was last modified on 22/04/14 15:16:35
The date of the last annual update was 22/04/14 15:16:35

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Federation of European Aquaculture Producers
Acronym: FEAP
Legal status: Foreign Association (non-profit)
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Arnault Chaperon
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Courtney Hough
Position: General Secretary

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 9 rue de Paris 
Liege B-4020
Telephone number: (+32) 43382995
Fax number: (+32) 3379846
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The aims of the Federation are the following;
a. to develop and establish a common policy on questions relating to the production and the commercialisation of aquaculture species that are reared commercially.
b. to make known to the appropriate authorities the common policies envisaged above.
c. to promote the development of skills and knowledge within European aquaculture
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 9
Complementary information: Activities followed by the FEAP Management Committee (President + 4 Vice-Presidents + Past-President)and the FEAP Secretariat (3 persons)

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

The core subject matter of the activities of the FEAP in this respect are to provide responses to information requests or to present consolidated opinions on matters affecting the professional fish farming sector to interested bodies at European level (e.g. the Advisory Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament).
In the last year, FEAP has participated in official consultation efforts concerning the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and related instruments, including the Common Organisation of the Markets for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products and the European Fisheries Fund.
The FEAP has also participated in European RTDi Framwework projects, principally support and coordination actions, where the FEAP guarantees dissemination and communication actions targeting the profession and publlic society.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

FEAP is a member of the European Commission's Advisory Committee on fisheries and aquaculture (ACFA). It also participates in other EC Committees, notably concerning animal health and environmental issues.
FEAP is a a member of the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP), for whom the FEAP Secretariat provides support facilities.
It is member of AquaTnet (primarily a specialised research/training network). FEAP also participates in the Aquaculture Committee of the General Fisheries Council of the Mediterranean and the sub-Committee on Aquaculture of the Committee on Fisheries of the FAO.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 40,000 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

FEAP's finances are assured principally by Membership Fees paid by National Aquaculture Associations.
The FEAP receives a subsidy for assuring the preparation and attendance of representative aquaculture associations for treating ietms and issues raised for the Advisory Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture (ACFA) of which it is a member. This subsidy covers the travel (real) and subsistence (forfeit)of participants in these meetings.
Additional finance is obtained on an irregular basis through participation in RTD or development projects that serve to support or develop European fish farming.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.