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Federation of European Aquaculture Producers

Identification number in the register: 42738291569-54
Registration date: 23/04/2009 14:16:47

The information on this entity was last modified on: 06/02/2015 12:16:19
The date of the last annual update was: 06/02/2015 12:16:19
Next update due latest on: 06/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Federation of European Aquaculture Producers


Foreign Association (non-profit)

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

rue de Paris, 9
Liege B-4020

(+32) 43382995

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Arnault Chaperon


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Courtney Hough

General Secretary

    Goals / remit

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


    Specific activities covered by the Register

Common Fisheries Policy (for aquaculture) - Food safety legislation - Aquatic Animal Health Directive - Environmental legislation (Water Framework Directive, Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Biodiversity Directive, Biocides Directive, Birds Directive, Natura 2000).
Food Security - Bioeconomy - Circular Economy strategies.
Research and innovation initiatives under Horizon 2020, particularly within scope of Bioeconomy.
Single Market for Green Products (Product Environment Footprint)
SMART solutions. Lifelong learning.

Active in promotion/creation of the Aquaculture Advisory Council
Coordinator of 'FindIT' FP7 project - Project 612598
Participant in EC FP7 projects 'FISHBOOST', 'TRAFOON' and 'ORAQUA'
Organiser of 'Aquaculture in Motion' (Autumn each year)
Organiser of FEAP Annual Meeting
Publisher of 'FEAP Annual Report' and production statistics (Spring each year)
Publisher of



Animal Health Advisory Committee (AHAC) - DG SANCO
Aquaculture Advisory Council (AAC) - under creation (DG MARE)

Member of Bioeconomy Panel (General Secretary Courtney Hough as individual member)
Participant in ad-hoc groups on 'international cooperation in aquaculture' and 'blue growth in the Mediterranean' in DG Research
Strategic Coordination Group for the Water Framework Directive (DG ENVI)

Regular participation in Intergroup Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development


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 Maritime and 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 public society.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 2



Activities are followed by the FEAP Management Committee (President + 4 Vice-Presidents + Past-President) and the FEAP Secretariat (3 persons). Where appropriate, Member Associations provide expertise from their own membership profile.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Education
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks

    Membership and affiliation


FEAP was 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 - see
It is member of AquaTnet (primarily a specialised research/training network).
FEAP also participates - through official liaison status - 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. see
FEAP also has a Memorandum of cooperation with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, relating to proposals/Actions for assuring the sustainable development of aquaculture.

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

25,000 € - 49,999 €


23,410 €

Final Project Payment 'Aquainnova' - DG Research

FEAP's finances are assured principally by Membership Fees paid by National Aquaculture Associations.
The FEAP received a subsidy for assuring the preparation and attendance of representative aquaculture associations for treating items 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.