Maritime Forum

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Advisory groups

Advisory councils (ACs) are stakeholders’ organisations made up of representatives from the industry and other interest groups (which respectively have 60% and 40% of the seats in the General Assembly and the Executive Committee). Their purpose is to submit recommendations on issues related to fisheries and aquaculture to the Commission and the Member States. Advisory Councils may also provide information for the development of conservation measures, while Member States have to consult them in the context of regionalisation.

As they pursue an aim of general interest for the EU, Advisory Councils receive financial assistance from the Commission to cover part of their operational costs.

In addition to the seven existing Advisory Councils (Baltic Sea, Long Distance Fleet, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, North-Western Waters, Pelagic Stocks, South-Western Waters), the latest CFP reform of 2013 established four new Advisory Councils for the Black Sea, Aquaculture, Markets and Outermost Regions, which are now all operational. »

SWWRAC WG 19/04/2011 Madrid

The SWWRAC will organise a focus group on technical measures:

Start date: 19/04/2011 - 17:00
Last update: 23/01/15

NSRAC WG 07/04/2011 Copenhaguen

the NSRAC will organise a WG on skagerrak and kattegat on 7 April:

Start date: 07/04/2011 - 17:00
Last update: 23/01/15

NSRAC WG 08/04/2011 London

NSRAC will organise a focus group on Cod. More info:

Start date: 08/04/2011 - 17:00
Last update: 23/01/15

NWWRAC WG and EXCOM 13-14/04/2011 Bilbao

For more information:

Start date: 13/04/2011 - 17:00
Last update: 23/01/15

CFCA advisory Board - Brussels

Next CFCA advisory noard will take place in Brussels on 2/03/2011. Invitation enclosed.

Start date: 02/03/2011 - 14:00
Last update: 23/01/15

RACs / Commission coordination meeting - Brussels

Invitation enclosed

Start date: 02/03/2011 - 09:30
Last update: 23/01/15

ACFA WG1 20/01/2011

Please find enclosed the agenda and the minutes of the meeting

Start date: 20/01/2011 - 10:00
Last update: 23/01/15

Minutes ACFA WG 4 22/03/2011

Start date: 22/03/2011 - 10:00
Last update: 23/01/15

ACFA WG3 24/02/2011

Please find enclosed the agenda (FR, EN, ES)

Start date: 24/02/2011 - 10:00
Last update: 23/01/15


  This brochure describes ACFA (role, members and funtioning).

Last update: 23/01/15


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