Recommendations 2021




Technical Measures Regulation – preparation of the implementation report


Documents:

Techn measures regulation questionnaire by Commission

Response to Commission on Technical Measures Regulation Questionnaire

 

Keywords:

Implementation, Regulation, (EU) 2019/1241, fisheries resources, marine ecosystems, technical measures, data collection frameworks 

 

Summary:

The Pelagic AC welcomes the opportunity to share responses to the Commission’s questionnaire on the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2019/1241 on the conservation of fisheries resources and the protection of marine ecosystems through technical measures.



Request to ICES to review EASME genetics sampling report


Documents:

Request to review EASME genetics sampling report

 

Keywords:

Final report, EASME-funded project, ICES Stock Identification Methods Working Group, SIMWG, benchmark assessments 

 

Summary:

The Pelagic Advisory Council would like to formally inquire about the status of the review of the final report for the EASME-funded project 'Herring in Divisions 6.a, 7.b and 7.c: Scientific Assessment of the Identity of the Southern and Northern Stocks through Genetic and Morphometric Analysis', which concluded in December 2020.It is imperative that this review is conducted as soon as possible so that the results of the project can be incorporated into the revised stock assessments that are being developed for the forthcoming benchmark assessments.



Inclusion of PelAC genetics studies in Data Collection Framework


Documents:

Letter to Commission on Data Collection Framework (DCF)

Commission response

 

Keywords:

Large-scale genetics project, stock identification, Data Collection Framework, DCF, EASME-funded project, 

 

Summary:

The Pelagic AC believes it is vital that the methods used for genetics sampling and analysis are included in the Data Collection Multi-Annual Programme that is currently under development.



Stakeholder Information in ICES Advice


Documents:

Letter to Commission on stakeholder information in ICES advice

 

Keywords:

Remove, “Stakeholder Information”, section, ICES advice sheets, ACOM, Workshop for a Research Roadmap for Mackerel, WKRRMAC.

 

Summary:

ICES notified the ACs of its decision to remove the “Stakeholder Information” section in ICES advice sheets moving forward. This decision has taken the Pelagic Advisory Council (PelAC) by surprise, and we would like bring to your attention our concerns about this issue.



Southern Horse Mackerel management plan


Documents:

Commission response

 

Keywords:

Management strategy for Southern horse mackerel, South Western Waters Advisory Council.

 

Summary:

The PELAC reaffirms its intention to continue pursuing the development of a management strategy for Southern horse mackerel. The Commission advises that Pelagid AC liaise and coordinate with the South Western Waters Advisory Council on an agreed approach for this management plan.