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Recommendations 2011




Consultation on MSC criteria


Document:

Consultation on MSC criteria

PRAC response

Keywords:

assessment, mackerel, migratory stocks, MSC, NEAFC, RFMO, straddling stocks

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC responds to a public consultation by MSC regarding the assessment of the management of fisheries on straddling and highly migratory stocks, including RFMO-governed fisheries.



Control measures in pelagic fisheries


Documents:

Commission consultation on control measures in pelagics

PRAC response

Keywords:

control, discards, EU, Faroe Islands, herring, Iceland, mackerel, Norway, slipping, quota

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC responds to a pilot project regarding measures to eliminate slipping, discarding and high-grading in pelagic fisheries, taking into account the situation of the mackerel fishery in Icelandic and Faroese waters.



Fishing opportunities for North Sea herring in 2012


Documents:

Fishing opportunities 2012 NS herring

Commission response

Keywords:

HCR, LTMP, North Sea herring, quota, stabilizing mechanism, TAC

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC comments on possible adaptations of the long-term management plan for North Sea herring regarding different stabilizing mechanisms.



Fishing opportunities for widely distributed stocks in 2012


Documents:

Fishing opportunities 2012 widely distributed stocks

Commission response

Keywords:

Blue whiting, boarfish, Irish Sea herring, LTMP, Northeast Atlantic mackerel, North Sea horse mackerel, Norwegian spring spawners, quota, Southern horse mackerel, Western horse mackerel, TAC

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC advises on fishing opportunities for widely distributed stocks in 2012.



Fishing opportunities for herring stocks in 2012


Documents:

Fishing opportunities 2012 herring stocks

Commission response

Keywords:

Celtic Sea herring, Irish Sea herring, LTMP, North Sea autumn spawners, quota, TAC, Western Baltic spring spawners, VIa North, VIa South

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC advises on fishing opportunities for different herring stocks in 2012 and on a long-term management plan for Celtic Sea herring as well as rebuilding plan for herring in VIa South.



Policy statement on fishing opportunities


Documents:

Consultation on fishing opportunities 2012

PRAC view on the policy statement on fishing opportunities 2012

Commission response

Keywords:

Fishing opportunities, quota, TAC

Summary:

Exchange of views between the Pelagic RAC and the European Commission regarding the format of the consultation process on fishing opportunities.



Stabilizing mechanisms for North Sea herring LTMP


Documents:

Stabilizers for North Sea herring LTMP

Commission response

Keywords:

Herring, LTMP, North Sea autumn spawners, stabilizing mechanisms

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC proposes several stabilizing mechanisms to be considered for inclusion in the long-term management plan for North Sea herring.



Inclusion of boarfish into the PRAC remit


Documents:

Inclusion of boarfish in the PRAC remit

Commission response

Keywords:

boarfish, LTMP, quota, sustainability, TAC

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC proposes to include boarfish in its remit.



Consultation on trade sanctions


Documents:

PRAC response to consultation on trade sanctions

Commission response

Commission response (annex)

Keywords:

Coastal States, EU, Faroe Islands, Iceland, mackerel, Norway, trade sanctions

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC responds to a consultation launched by the European Commission regarding possible trade sanctions against non-cooperating countries in terms of conservation of fish resources.



Further evaluation of North Sea herring LTMP


Documents:

Further evaluation of NS herring LTMP

Commission response

Keywords:

EU, herring, LTMP, Norway

Summary:

The Pelagic RAC advises the Commission to further evaluate the performance of the North Sea herring long-term management plan in an iterative process.