SCAR-FISH is one of the Strategic Working Groups of the Standing Committee on Agriculture Research established by the European Commission as a source of scientific advice. It consists of representatives from research organisations and institutions in different countries of the European Research Area. In 2018, they published a comprehensive report on Fish Welfare. On February 19, Alexandra Neyts presented EATiP and the opportunities for joint actions in order to strengthen aquaculture in the European bioeconomy. EATiP was granted the status of observer in SCAR-FISH and will assist in its meetings to represent the opinion of the European aquaculture sector.