Recommendations 2009




Position paper on CFP reform


Documents:

PRAC position paper on CFP reform

Commission response

Keywords:

CFP, LTMP, NEAFC, pelagic, RAC

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC responds to the Commission's green paper and explores possible changes to the Common Fisheries Policy. 



Distressing situation of western horse mackerel and mackerel


Documents:

PRAC letter on mackerel and horse mackerel

Commission response

Keywords:

Lisbon Treaty, LTMP, NEA mackerel, Norway, western horse mackerel

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC expresses its worries regarding the fact that the LTMP developed for western horse mackerel has still not been agreed upon, as well as irresponsible unilateral TAC setting for northeast atlantic mackerel.



Pelagic annex in TCM regulation


Documents:

PRAC letter to EC on pelagic annex in TCM regulation

Commission response

Keywords:

pelagics, technical conservation measures, 

Summary:

It is asked to reintroduce the annex on pelagics in the Commission's proposal regarding the technical conservation measures regulation.



Joint RACs recommendation on TCM regulation


Documents:

Joint RACs recommendation on TCM regulation

Commission response

Keywords:

RACs, stakeholders, technical conservation measures

Summary:

Several RACs express their discomfort with the consultation process on the technical conservation measures regulation which did not sufficiently allow for stakeholder response.



Removal of Butt of Lewis herring closure


Documents:

Recommendation on Butt of Lewis closure

Commission response

Keywords:

Butt of Lewis, closure, herring

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC reminds the Commission of the decision to permanently remove the Butt of Lewis herring closure which therefore should no longer be listed in the specific technical measures for the North Western Waters and other relevant documents.



Fishing opportunities for joint pelagic stocks in 2010


Documents:

PRAC recommendation on joint pelagic stocks

Commission response

Keywords:

Blue whiting, Coastal States, horse mackerel, Northeast atlantic mackerel, Norwegian spring spawning herring, quota, TAC, 

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC advises on fishing opportunities for 2010 for pelagic stocks shared with Third countries.



Changes to western horse mackerel LTMP


Documents:

Recommended changes to western horse mackerel LTMP

Commission response

Keywords:

LTMP, western horse mackerel

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC suggests two changes to the long-term management plan for western horse mackerel.



Fishing opportunities for several herring stocks in 2010


Documents:

PRAC recommendations on herring stocks

Commission response

Keywords:

Celtic Sea herring, Irish Sea herring, North Sea herring, quota, TAC, Western Baltic spring spawning herring, West of Scotland herring (VIa North), VIa South herring

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC advises on fishing opportunities in 2010 for several herring stocks



Request to be involved in socio-economic impact study on the CFP reform


Documents:

PRAC request on impact study CFP

Commission response

Keywords:

CFP, pelagics, socio-economics

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC requests the Commission to be involved in a forthcoming socio-economic impact study on the CFP reform.