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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PelAC contribution to public consultation on review of the CFP

The Pelagic AC (PelAC) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Commission’s consultation on the review of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

The establishment of the Advisory Councils in 2002, unifying stakeholders and tasked to advise the Commission and Member States on fisheries management, is a key instrument to shape the delivery of the CFP. Managing all stocks at MSY-level is an example of a CFP objective contributing to positive change on the status of fish stocks.

Brexit which has fundamentally changed the landscape and dynamic of the CFP since the regulation came into force. Any successful evaluation of the current CFP thus needs to fully take this development into account and capture its repercussions.

2022 Consultation Review CFP 2022 Annex 2014 landing obligations

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