Recommendations 2013




Number of Executive Committee representatives


Documents:

Flexibility on number of ExCom representatives

Commission's response

Keywords:

Advisory Councils, CFP, Executive Committee

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC recommends flexibility regarding the absolute number of representatives in the Executive Committee of the future Pelagic Advisory Council.



Member State group for pelagic fisheries


Documents:

Member State group for pelagic fisheries

Commissioner's response

Keywords:

CFP, discard plan, Member States, pelagic fisheries

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC strongly recommends that the Member States form a group dealing exclusively with pelagic fisheries rather than splitting up the pelagic stocks into different regional groupings. 



Data collection under the EMFF


Documents:

Data collection under the EMFF

Keywords:

Data collection, European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC recommends that funding for data collection under the EMFF will not be decreased compared to the Commission's initial proposal and that Member States receive more flexibility to shift additional funding to data collection.



Fishing opportunities 2014 for mackerel and herring stocks- part 2


Documents:

Fishing opportunities mackerel and herring stocks- part 2

Commission response

Keywords:

Baltic Sea, fishing opportunities, herring, mackerel, North Sea,

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC advises on fishing opportunities in 2014 for the following stocks: North Sea herring, Western Baltic spring spawning herring, Atlanto-Scandian herring, herring in ICES area VIaSouth and VIIb,c and Northeast Atlantic mackerel.



Fishing opportunities 2014 for blue whiting, horse mackerel and boarfish


Documents:

Fishing opportunities blue whiting, horse mackerel and boarfish 2014

Commision response

Keywords:

blue whiting, boarfish, fishing opportunities, horse mackerel

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC advises on fishing opportunities in 2014 for the following stocks: blue whiting, western horse mackerel, North Sea horse mackerel, southern horse mackerel and boarfish



2nd revised rebuilding plan for herring in area VIaSouth and VIIb,c


Documents:

2nd revised rebuilding plan herring VIaSouth

Commission response

Keywords:

Herring, rebuilding plan, VIaSouth, VIIb,c

Summary:

2nd revision of a previously proposed rebuilding plan for herring in ICES area VIaSouth and VIIb,c.



Fishing opportunities herring stocks 2014- part 1


Documents:

Fishing opportunities herring stocks 2014- part 1

Commission response

Keywords:

Celtic Sea, herring, Irish Sea, quota, West of Scotland

Summary:

Recommendation regarding fishing opportunities in 2014 for three of the herring stocks.



Discard ban in the Skagerrak


Documents:

North Sea RAC advice
Pelagic RAC letter of support

Commission's reply

Keywords:

discards, Skagerrak

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC supports the advice issued earlier by the North Sea RAC regarding a discard ban in the Skagerrak. 



Implementation of the landing obligation


Documents:

Implementation of landing obligation

Commission response

Keywords:

discards, industrial, landing obligation, pelagic, technical measures

Summary:

Based on a meeting held on 25 April 2013 dealing with the practical implementation of the landing obligation foreseen to come into effect in January 2014, the Pelagic RAC advised the European Commission, Parliament and Council on the numerous practical issues and uncertainties related to such a regulation.



Mackerel dispute with Iceland and the Faroe Islands


Documents:

EC Consultation mackerel dispute

Pelagic RAC response

Keywords:

mackerel, quota, EU, Norway, Coastal States, Iceland, Faroe Islands

Summary:

On 21 December 2012 the Pelagic RAC received a document from the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) of the European Commission consulting it on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 1026/2012 in the context of the mackerel dispute with Iceland and the Faroe Islands