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Fishing opportunities for 2019


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Fishing opportunities 2019

 

Keywords:

Blue whiting, Atlanto-Scandian herring, North Sea horse mackerel, North Sea autumn spawning herring, 3A/ Western Baltic spring spawning herring, Northeast Atlantic mackerel, Western horse mackerel, Southern horse mackerel, Boarfish, Herring in ICES area 6a and 7b,c, Celtic Sea herring, Irish Sea herring. 

 

Summary:

The Pelagic AC provides recommendations on TACs in 2019 for all stocks under its remit.



Revision of the Technical Measures Regulation


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Revision Technical Measures regulation

 

Keywords:

small pelagic mackerel (North Sea, Western Waters)

 

Summary:

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



Request for revised NEA mackerel catch advice for 2019


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Request for revised mackerel advice

 

Keywords:

ICES, North East Atlantic mackerel, stock, catch advise, NEA mackerel

 

Summary:

The recent ICES inter-benchmark assessment of North East Atlantic mackerel and the considerable change in the perception of the stock that has resulted from this process, Pelagic AC asks that the European Commission requests ICES to revise the 2019 catch advice for NEA mackerel.



Request ICES guidelines for rebuilding plans and follow-up 6a herring recovery plan


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Request ICES guidelines for rebuilding plans and follow-up 6a herring recovery plan

 

Keywords:

ICES, guidelines, recovery plan, 6a, 7b, c herring, HAWG

 

Summary:

Over the past two years Pelagic AC has worked on the development of a rebuilding plan for 6a, 7b, c herring. Pelagic AC was very dissapointed by the final decision of ACOM by concluding the plan could not be evaluated because of an apparent lack of resources. While HAWG evlauated the plan  and concluded that the "revised plan had successfully addressed the shortfalls identified in the ICES advice from November 2017 and found that the revised plan was consistent with the ICES MSY advice rule. 



Consistency in the wording of de minimis exemptions in discard plans


Documents:

Consistency in the wording of de minimis exemptions in discard plans

 

Keywords:

minimis exemption, discard plan, NWW and NS regional groups, horse mackerel, mackerel in demersal fisheries, TAC, landing obligations 

 

Summary:

Pelagic AC raises an issue with regard to the de minimis exemptions for horse mackerel and mackerel in the North Western Waters discard plan for the period 2019-2021 and to highlight the perceived inconsistency in the details of the implementation fo the landing obligations between this plan and for certain demersal fisheries in the North Sea Plan for the period of 2019-2021.