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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Revision of the Technical Measures Regulation

Concerns on impossilbe obligation to fish small pelagic mackerel with an 80mm mesh sieze in the North Sea and 100mm in Western Waters.

2019 Revision Technical Measures regulation Commission response
Fishing opportunities for 2020

The Pelagic AC provides recommendations on TACs in 2020 for stocks under its remit.

2019 Fishing opportunities 2020
TACs pelagic stocks 2006 2005 0509 Recommendations TACs 06

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