Aquaculture Common Issues Group

The Aquaculture Common Issues Group (ACIG) brings people together to discuss environmental, legal and production issues facing UK/overseas aquaculture

The ACIG provides a safe meeting space to discuss the key challenges facing the industry to deliver responsibly farmed finfish and shellfish. People take part to keep-up-to-date with the latest developments, to be part of a cross-industry discussion and listen to the issues raised by other parts of the industry. They can also raise their own issues, network with other people or make new contacts.

The group is led by our industry and we take responsibility for running the ACIG. The Group has met twice a year since 2009. The ACIG brings together people who represent the retail, producers, food service and restaurant industry. Other people who attend are not-for-profit environmental voluntary groups, consumer groups, government, scientists and industry bodies.

ACIG meetings and bite-size meetings

There are generally two meetings a year. The presentations and minutes from the most recent meetings are below. Presentations and minutes from previous meetings are available from Karen Green.

Due to COVID-19 we are running shorter online bite-size ACIG meetings in 2020 and 2021.

Next meeting

The next meeting will be in November 2021. For further information, please contact Karen Green

Previous two bite-size meetings

Aquaculture responses to the climate change crisis (8 September 2021). This meeting was the second in a series to look at the climate change impacts for aquaculture and adaptation responses. This session looked at integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) in the context of ecosystem services and climate change, with a practical example of how it is being adopted in the UK. It also looked at what a major feed manufacturer is doing to reduce the environmental footprint of aquaculture production. See the presentations from this session:

Climate change impacts and adaptation responses (27 May 2021). This meeting was the first in a series to look at the climate change impacts for aquaculture. This meeting gave a global perspective with a practical example of how climate change has impacted UK prawn production. It also started to look at mitigation measures and adaptation responses. See the presentations from this session:

Terms of Reference and archive

ACIG monthly newsletters


For further information, please contact:

Karen Green or Lee Cocker