Recommendations 2012




Future role of Advisory Councils


Documents:

Commission Consultation

Pelagic RAC response

Keywords:

Advisory councils, CFP reform, RAC, regionalization, EMFF

Summary:

On 4 September 2012 the Commission launched a consultation on the future role, composition and funding of the (Regional) Advisory Councils under a reformed Common Fisheries Policy.



Fishing opportunities 2013 WBSS and NSAS herring


Documents:

Fishing opportunities 2013 WBSS and NSAS herring

Commission response

Keywords:

fishing opportunties, herring, North Sea autumn spawners, quota, Western Baltic spring spawners

Summary:

In this recommendation the Pelagic RAC advises on fishing opportunities for Western Baltic spring spawners and North Sea autumn spawners in 2013 as well as an amendement to the current North Sea herring management plan.



Fishing opportunities 2013 NSS herring and NEA mackerel


Documents:

Fishing opportunities 2013 NSS herring and NEA mackerel

Commission response

Keywords:

Coastal States, EU, Faroe Islands, fishing opportunities,herring, Iceland mackerel, Northeast Atlantic mackerel, Norway, Norwegian spring spawners, TAC, quota

Summary:

In this recommendation the Pelagic RAC advises on fishing opportunities for Norwegian spring spawning herring and Northeast Atlantic mackerel in 2013. It also addresses the lack of a Coastal States agreement regarding Northeast Atlantic mackerel.



Fishing opportunities 2013 blue whiting, boarfish and horse mackerel


Documents:

Fishing opportunities 2013 blue whiting, boarfish, horse mackerel

Commission responce

Keywords:

blue whiting, boarfish, Coastal States, EU, Faroe Islands, fishing opportunities, Iceland, long-term management plan, North Sea horse mackerel, Norway, TAC, quota, Western horse mackerel

Summary:

This advice deals with fishing opportunities in 2013 for blue whiting, boarfish, North Sea horse mackerel and Western horse mackerel. Furthermore it addresses issues relating to the management plans for some of these stocks.



Fishing opportunities 2013 southern horse mackerel


Documents:

Fishing opportunities 2013 southern horse mackerel

Commission response

Keywords:

fishing opportunities, southern horse mackerel, TAC, quota

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC provides advice on fishing opportunities for southern horse mackerel in 2013.



Long-term management plan for boarfish


Documents:

Boarfish management plan

Commission response

Keywords:

boarfish, biomass, FAO guidelines, fishing mortality, long-term management plan, TAC

Summary:

In this document the Pelagic RAC proposes a long-term management plan for boarfish.



Fishing opportunities 2013 herring stocks


Documents:

Fishing opportunities 2013 herring stocks

Commission response

Keywords:

herring, Baltic Sea, Irish Sea, North Sea, West of Scotland, fishing mortality, long-term mangemenet plan, rebuilding plan, TAC, quota

Summary:

In this recommendation the Pelagic RAC advises on fishing opportunities for several European herring stocks in 2013 as well as issues related to long-term management and rebuilding plans.



New HCR for blue whiting


Documents:

New HCR blue whiting

Commission response

Keywords:

blue whiting, biomass, Coastal States, HCR, fishing mortality, long-term management plan

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC proposes a new harvest control rule (HCR) for blue whiting.



Reflection on 2011 recommendations


Documents:

Evaluation PRAC advice 2011

Commission response

Keywords:

blue whiting, boarfish, fishing opportunities, herring, horse mackerel, long-term management plan, mackerel, NEAFC

Summary:

In this document the Pelagic RAC reflects on its functioning in terms of recommendations provided for all relevant stocks in 2011 as well as the performance review announced for NEAFC.



Long-term management plan for herring in VIa North


Document:

LTMP herring VIaNorth

Keywords:

European Parliament, herring, long-term management plan, West of Scotland, VIa North

Summary:

The Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament seeked the Pelagic RAC's advice with regards to amending Council regulation No 1300/2008 establishing a long-term management plan for the West of Scotland herring stock and the fisheries exploiting that stock.