Other correspondence 2017




Lack of Commission response to advice on fishing opportunities


Documents:

1718 PAC49 Lack of COM response to PELAC stock recommendation

1718ref08 COM response

   

Keywords:

Advisory Councils, fishing opportunities

   

Summary:

In this letter the Pelagic AC expresses concern towards the lack of a response from the Commission on the advice on fishing opportunities, which is one of the AC's core advice functions.



Natural mortality of horse mackerel


Documents:

1617PAC 102 natural mortality horse mackerel

Commission reply

   

Keywords:

horse mackerel, natural mortality

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC asks the Commission to request the ICES Working Group on Widely Distributed Stocks (WGWIDE) to evaluate alternative options for age varying natural mortality and the possible impacts on the assessment. 



Editorial rights to stakeholder information


Documents:

1617PAC97 editorial rights

1617ref15 ICES response

   

Keywords:

Advice, ICES, stakeholders

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC requests clarification from ICES regarding the editorial rights to information provided by stakeholders.



Notification of intent to collect data suitable for advice


Documents:

1617PAC90 data collection

 

      

Keywords:

acoustic surveys, herring, industry-science collaboration

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC informs the Advisory Committee of ICES on its intention to collect data suitable to be used as a basis for ICES advice. 



Letter from the chairman to the Commission


Documents:

1617PAC 33 Commission representation and MS groups

1617ref13 Commission response

   

Keywords:

regionalization, representation, widely distributed stocks

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC requests assistance from the Commission in setting up an informal Member States group to deal with the widely distributed small pelagic stocks under regionalization. It further emphasizes the value of having Commission representatives attend meetings of the Pelagic AC.