Advice and Recommendations

The Pelagic AC provides credible, scientific, and consensus-based advice to inform pelagic fisheries policy, both upon the request of the European Commission and Member States, and on its own initiative. All advice and recommendations are developed and approved by the members of the Pelagic AC. 

Our advice — and responses to it — may be accessed below.

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NWWAC/PelAC recommendation on sprat in the English Channel

The NWWAC and PelAC have submitted their joint recommendation on sprat in the English Channel. The recommendation included  that the TAC is set according to the ICES advice, to incorporate ecosystem-based consideration in the management and assessment, to carry out the work on stock-ID as a matter of priority and to have the current sprat management evaluated by ICES.

2024 Letter to COM
Joint Recommendation NWWAC/PelAC on Sprat in English Channel

The NWWAC and PelAC sent a joint recommendation on Sprat in the English Channel following the ICES advice.

2023 Letter to COM Commission Response

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