Every year the European Commission asks the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) to draw up a report on the health status of fish populations in Europe. The 2022 report confirms the trends observed in the Atlantic over the past 20 years: decreasing overfishing and increasing abundance. In the northeast Atlantic zone, 72% of fish populations are not overexploited. Fish biomass has been climbing since 2007 and is 33% higher in 2020 than at the beginning of the 2000s for the best-tracked populations. It is 50% higher on average for other populations subject to less tracking.
This bite-size meeting will look at the latest advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) on the key commercial species for the UK supply chain. We'll also look ahead to the negotiations for 2022 and provide an update on a key initiative helping to support the pelagic sector.
Ewen Bell, Cefas.
Steve Mackinson, Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association.
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To register for this event please email Karen Green, Industry Issues and Communications (link opens in a new window).
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