Recommendations 2010




Fishing opportunities for widely distributed stocks in 2011


Documents:

Fishing opportunities 2011 widely distributed stocks

Commission response

Keywords:

Blue whiting, Northeast Atlantic mackerel, Norwegian spring spawners, North Sea horse mackerel, quota, Southern horse mackerel, TAC, Western horse mackerel

Summary:

In this document the Pelagic RAC presents its advice regarding fishing opportunities for widely distributed stocks in 2011.



Fishing opportunities for herring stocks in 2011


Documents:

Fishing opportunities 2011 herring stocks

Commission response

Keywords:

Celtic Sea herring, Irish Sea herring, North Sea autumn spawners, quota, TAC, Western Baltic spring spawners, VIa North, VIa South

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC presents its advice regarding fishing opportunities for herring stocks in 2011.



Revision of North Sea herring TAC


Documents:

PRAC request for revision of NS herring TAC

Commission response

PRAC reply

Keywords:

LTMP, North Sea autumn spawners, quota, TAC

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC recommends an in-year revision of the North Sea herring TAC.



Autonomous TAC setting in mackerel fishery


Documents:

Continued distressing mackerel situation

Response Commissioner Damanaki

Keywords:

Coastal States, EU, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Northeast Atlantic mackerel, Norway, quota, TAC

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC urges the Commission to resolve the conflict of autonomously setting TACs for Northeast Atlantic mackerel.



Incidental catches of seabirds


Documents:

Commission consultation on by-catch of seabirds

PRAC response

Commission reply

Keywords:

By-catch, pelagics, seabirds

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC responds to a consultation launched by the Commission on seabird by-catches in fishing operations.



Objection against Faroese MSC certification of mackerel fishery


Documents:

PRAC objection to Faroese MSC certification

Keywords:

Faroe Islands, NEA mackerel, MSC

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC objects the MSC certification of the Faroese mackerel fishery, because the Faroe Islands withdraw from the international management agreement which poses a threat to the sustainable exploitation of this stock.



Policy statement on fishing opportunities in 2011


Documents:

Policy statement TACs 2011

PRAC response

Keywords:

LTMP, pelagic, quota, TAC

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC responds to a document published by the Commission regarding fishing opportunities in 2011.



LTMP for WBSS herring


Documents:

Recommendation on WBSS herring LTMP

Commission response

Keywords:

Herring, LTMP, Western Baltic spring spawners

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC presents key elements for a LTMP for WBSS herring, based on discussions held in the context of the JAKFISH research project.



New information on North Sea herring stock


Documents:

New information on NS herring

Commission response

Keywords:

Biomass, fishing mortality, herring, LTMP, North Sea autumn spawners

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC addresses the upwards re-estimation of the North Sea herring stock biomass and consequential lower realized fishing mortality.