News: The EU Aquaculture Assistance Mechanism

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The EU Aquaculture Assistance Mechanism (AAM) aims to support the Member States, the aquaculture industry, and other relevant stakeholders, in the implementation of the 2021-2030 Strategic Guidelines for a more sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture, through the provision of logistic, administrative, and technical assistance, as well as a one-stop-shop for knowledge and practices about sustainable aquaculture in the EU.  

The Assistance Mechanism is part of a Service Contract funded under the call for tenders CINEA/EMFAF/2021/3.4.12 and CINEA/EMFAF/2021/3.4.13. The Service Contract is jointly managed by DG MARE and the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).

The consortium is coordinated by NTT DATAAristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), SCOPE -Intrasoft, the European Aquaculture Society EAS and the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP). The Service Contract started in June 2022 and will run until May 2024.


The AAM provides the European Commission and the EU Member States with logistical, technical and administrative support to implement the new strategic guidelines.

Specifically, several objectives are essential for the EU AAM to reach its final goal:

  • Collecting and sharing knowledge, good practices, promoting relevant events, disseminating news and other information about sustainable aquaculture in the EU.
  • Providing technical expertise on sustainable aquaculture by supporting the EU Commission to develop guidance documents and background papers on different aspects of aquaculture policy
  • Developing training and e-learning tools on these guidance documents and background papers
  • Replying to questions from Member States and stakeholders on the guidance documents developed
  • Organize events, workshops, conferences, training, and technical meetings directed to EU Member States, the aquaculture industry and other stakeholders to support the implementation of the EU strategic guidelines on aquaculture.


News Posted on 03/04/2023