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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Joint-AC letter on contributions from Advisory Councils in Commission public consultations

The ACs would like to make a recommendation both on the process of targeting ACs for such consultations, as well as on the consideration of AC responses by the Commission services.

When launching relevant EU consultations, the undersigned ACs ask the Commission to:

  • Treat contributions from ACs to public consultations with added weight compared to responses from individuals/individual organisations;
  • Document AC advice uptake at the end of the consultation process;
  • Take working processes of ACs into account in a systematic fashion, i.e. by flagging upcoming consultations as early as possible, by providing translated documents in relevant working languages and by extending timelines for feedback submissions from ACs as appropriate.
  • In addition to the questionnaire consultations, engage in active dialogue with ACs through bilateral meetings on relevant policy consultations.
2022 Weight of ACs advice consultations Commission response

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