In the framework of the Common Fisheries Policy, an Aquaculture Advisory Council (AAC) has been established. This stakeholder-led organisation has as main objective to provide the European institutions and the Member States with recommendations and advice on issues related to the sustainable development of this sector.
The AAC will be composed of representatives from the industry and other stakeholders, with a 60% - 40% allocation of the seats in the general assembly and the executive committee. It will receive EU financial assistance as it is a body pursuing an aim of general European interest and will be based in Brussels.
The AAC will be structured to address the different components of the sector using expertise from its member organisations.