Other correspondence 2015




Annual report on the implementation of the landing obligation


Documents:

1516ref08 Annual report LO (COM request for information)

1516PAC15 Implemention of LO

        

Keywords:

Landing obligation

   

Summary:

The Commission requests information on the implementation of the landing obligation.



Benchmark request Western horse mackerel


Documents:

Benchmark request Western horse mackerel

        

Keywords:

Benchmark, Western horse mackerel

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC requests a benchmark meeting for Western horse mackerel by early 2017 at the latest.



Meeting between ICES and Advisory Councils


Documents:

Meeting ICES ACs

      

Keywords:

Advisory Councils, ICES, MIACO

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC suggests to hold a dedicated yearly meeting between ICES and the Advisory Councils, similar to the previous MIRAC meeting. 



Setting of reference points


Documents:

Setting of reference points

ICES response

      

Keywords:

biomass, fishing mortality, ICES, MSY, reference points

   

Summary:

In this joint letter the Pelagic and Baltic Sea AC express their concern regarding the recent decision to change reference points outside the expert groups that usually calculate reference points. 



Meeting request on monitoring, control and enforcement


Documents:

1415PAC143 Meeting request on MCE (NWW)

1415PAC144 Meeting request on MCE (North Sea)

1415PAC145 Meeting request on MCE (SWW)

Response SWW group

Response NWW group

PELAC Response to NWW group

      

Keywords:

CFP, control, enforcement, monitoring, regional groups

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC requests a meeting with the high-level group of the North Sea, North Western Waters and South Western Waters regional groups to discuss monitoring, control and enforcement.



Questions on Northeast Atlantic mackerel


Documents:

1415PAC140 Questions on mackerel

      

Keywords:

Abundance, density dependency, early spawning, late maturation, Northeast Atlantic mackerel, weights at age

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC asks for expert opinion on reasons for observed decreased weights at age, early spawning and late maturation in Northeast Atlantic mackerel, as well as the role of density dependent effects, managing exploitation in large stock scenarios and definitions for short, medium and long term.



Btriggers and Ftargets Northeast Atlantic mackerel


Documents:

1415PAC139 Verification mackerel Ftargets and Btriggers   

      

Keywords:

Biomass triggers, Fishing mortality, Northeast Atlantic mackerel, reference points

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC asks for verification of precautionary fishing mortalities and associated biomass triggers.



Memorandum of Understanding between the Pelagic AC and the Member States


Documents:

MoU PELAC MS draft

Letter to MS

Response UK

Response North West Waters MS

MoU North West Waters MS Group

Response Scheveningen Group MoU

Reponse South West Waters MS Group

MoU South West Waters Group

 

     

Keywords:

Memorandum of Understanding, Member States

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC has drafted a Memorandum of Understanding setting out principles of collaboration for future work under the CFP.



EMFF


Documents:

EMFF Member States

Response Germany

Response Spain

Response Sweden

      

Keywords:

Advisory Councils, EMFF

   

Summary:

In this letter the Pelagic AC reminds Member States of the EMFF provision for funding research projects carried out within Advisory Councils.



Clarification on blue whiting Fmsy


Documents:

Request for clarification on blue whiting Fmsy 

Commission reply

NEAFC request to ICES

     

Keywords:

Blue whiting, Fmsy

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC requests clarfication from the European Commission on questioning the Fmsy value presented by ICES for blue whiting.



Letter to ICES


Documents:

Letter to ICES on stakeholder meetings before and after working group meetings  

ICES response    

     

Keywords:

ICES, stakeholder consultation

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC proposes stakeholder consultations before and after ICES working group meetings to better integrate stakeholder's knowledge.