Recommendations 2014




Technical measures recommendation


Documents:

PELAC recommendation on technical measures

  

Keywords:

landing obligation, technical measures

  

Summary:

In this advice document the Pelagic AC recommends minimizing technical measures as far as possible and instead follow the logic of result based management and focus on rigorously monitoring and controlling the landing obligation.



Fishing opportunities 2015


Documents:

Pelagic AC advice on fishing opportunities 2015

Response EC on fishing opportunities 2015

  

Keywords:

blue whiting, boarfish, fishing opportunities, herring, horse mackerel, mackerel, TAC, 

  

Summary:

In this document the Pelagic AC issues a number of TAC and other recommendations for 2015 for all stocks in its remit. 



Policy statement on fishing opportunities


Documents:

Communication from the Commission: Fishing opportunities 2015

Pelagic AC response

Commission response

  

Keywords:

fishing opportunities, MSY, multiannual plans, pelagic fisheries

  

Summary:

Each year the European Commission publishes a communication paper to the European Parliament and to the Council regarding strategies for setting fishing opportunities in the following year. The Pelagic AC has been invited to comment on this communication paper.



Proposed full ban on drift net fisheries


Documents:

Commission proposal on full drift net ban

Pelagic AC response on drift net ban

Commission reply

  

Keywords:

drift nets, full ban 

  

Summary:

The European Commission has recently proposed a full ban on drift net fisheries. However, the Pelagic AC argues that a blanket ban on drift nets is contrary to the objectives of the new CFP, which promotes bottom-up approaches through regionalisation. Rather than banning all drift net fisheries, some of which are MSC certified, a thorough control regime should me implemented to detect and strongly penalize illegal drift net activities and lack of compliance.



Recommendations on implementing the EU landing obligation


Documents:

Recommendations on implementing the landing obligation 

  

Keywords:

discards, landing obligation

  

Summary:

In this document the Pelagic AC provides recommendations regarding the implementation of the EU landing obligation for the thirteen pelagic stocks under its remit.



Boarfish TAC in the quota regulation 2014


Documents:

Boarfish TAC in the quota regulation 2014

Commission's response

  

Keywords:

TAC, boarfish, quota regulation, Northeast Atlantic, category 1 stock

  

Summary:

The 2014 TAC for boarfish in the Northeast Atlantic is still listed as a precautionary TAC although ICES has changed its assessment method and therefore no longer provides advice based on the data limited approach. Contrary, boarfish has since September 2013 been considered a category 1 stock with a full analytical assessment.