The Market Advisory Council is a stakeholder-led organisation created in 2016 under the legal form of a non-profit organisation based in Brussels and co-funded by the European Commission.

The MAC is made up of European and national organisations from 10 Member States representing the whole value chain. Members include organisations from the catching and aquaculture sector, processors, trade unions and environmental organisations among others.

The MAC may provide its advice to the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Committee of the Regions, the European Economic and Social Committee, one or several European Union Member States and any other relevant stakeholder whenever it is relevant for the EU market of fishery and aquaculture products and within the tasks defined in Article 44 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013.