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Recommendations 2017




Long-term management strategy for southern horse mackerel


Documents:

1718 PAC08 PELAC management strategy southern horse mackerel

Commission response

      

Keywords:

long-term management strategy, southern horse mackerel

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC has developed a proposal for a long-term management strategy for southern horse mackerel in close collaboration with scientists from IPMA and IEO, as well as members of the SWWAC.



Fishing opportunities for 2018


Documents:

1718 PAC02 Fishing opportunities 2018

      

Keywords:

Blue whiting, boarfish, fishing opportunities, herring, horse mackerel, mackerel, TAC

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC provides recommendations on TACs in 2018 for all stocks under its remit.



Wanted vs unwanted catch for North Sea horse mackerel


Documents:

1617PAC 98 wanted vs unwanted catch NS hom

      

Keywords:

discards, North Sea horse mackerel, quota top-up

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC advises against a quota top-up for North Sea horse mackerel based on discard data.



Rebuilding plan for herring in 6a and 7bc


Documents:

1617PAC 95 6a herring rebuilding plan

Commission response herring rebuilding plan

ICES evaluation 6a and 7bc herring rebuilding plan

      

Keywords:

herring, rebuilding plan

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC developed a rebuilding plan for herring in areas 6a and 7bc, jointly with Marine Scotland and the Marine Institute Ireland



Draft joint recommendation NWW regional group


Documents:

Draft joint recommendation NWW

PELAC comments on draft joint recommendation NWW

   

Keywords:

discard plan, landing obligation, North Western Waters, pelagic, regionalization

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC comments on the draft joint recommendation of the NWW regional group regarding a revised discard plan for 2018-2020.



Amendments to the pelagic discard plan in the South Western Waters


Documents:

Amendments discard plan SWW

   

Keywords:

discard plan, landing obligation, South Western Waters, pelagic, regionalization

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC provides recommendations for amending the pelagic discard plan in the South Western Waters.



Amendments to the pelagic discard plan in the North Western Waters


Documents:

Amendments discard plan NWW

 

   

Keywords:

discard plan, landing obligation, North Western Waters, pelagic, regionalization

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC provides recommendations for amending the pelagic discard plan in the North Western Waters.



Commission Delegated Act on re-allocation of resources under the EMFF


Documents:

1617PAC 89 EMFF re-allocation

   

Keywords:

CFP, EMFF, scientific advice

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC opposes the proposed re-allocation of resources from the CFP to the IMP. Instead it recommends to provide more funding for scientific advice and knowledge.



Revision of the Technical Measures Regulation


Documents:

PELAC comments on the revision of the Technical Measures Regulation

COM response on technical measures recommendation

Commission proposal technical measures

Commission proposal technical measures annexes

   

Keywords:

gross tonnage, minimum conservation reference sizes, pelagic stocks, technical measures

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC comments on the Commission's proposal for a revision of the Technical Measures Regulation. It appreciates the idea to move away from the current complicated system to a more user-friendly regulation, but also notes a number of issues that could benefit from further improvements.



Amendments to the pelagic discard plan in the North Sea


Documents:

Amendments discard plan North Sea

   

Keywords:

discard plan, landing obligation, North Sea, pelagic, regionalization

   

Summary:

The Pelagic AC provides recommendations for amending the pelagic discard plan in the North Sea.