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As a result of the ongoing reorganization of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Aquaculture (CAQ), four working groups have been established to support CAQ in its work. The working groups focus on the following specific areas: i) governance and regulatory aspects; ii) environment and aquatic animal health; iii) quality and market of aquaculture products, and iv) innovation and knowledge management

Governance and Regulatory Aspects

This working group aims to provide technical advice to the CAQ on matters related to governance and regulatory frameworks, spatial planning and allocated zones for aquaculture (AZA), propose and implement activities (projects, workshops, pilot actions, guidelines, etc.) and promote technical cooperation and capacity building, at the regional and subregional level, in connection with these subjects.

Environment and Aquatic Animal Health

This working group aims to provide technical advice to the CAQ on matters related to aquaculture and environment interactions, disease management and aquatic animal health, propose and implement activities (projects, workshops, pilot actions, guidelines, etc.) and promote technical cooperation and capacity building, at the regional and subregional level, in connection with these subjects.

Quality and Market of Aquaculture Products

This working group aims to provide technical advice to the CAQ on matters related to quality and safety of products, markets and consumers, social responsibility and empowerment of aquaculture farmers’ organizations, propose and implement activities (projects, workshops, pilot actions, guidelines, etc.) and promote technical cooperation and capacity building, at the regional and subregional level, in connection with these subjects.

Innovations and Knowledge Management

This working group aims to provide technical advice to the CAQ on matters related to research, knowledge sharing, technology transfer, sustainable feed production and management, and technological innovation and diversification, propose and implement activities (projects, workshops, pilot actions, guidelines, etc.) and promote technical cooperation and capacity building, at the regional and subregional level, in connection with these subjects.