CLG: Fish stock status covering the Northeast Atlantic

Date: 05 December 2022

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Online

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This meeting will look at the latest ICES advice on the key commercial species in the Northeast Atlantic.

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.

Event Programme

Introductions and general housekeeping
Fish stock status in the Northeast Atlantic (demersal, crustacean, benthic).
  • Ewen Bell, Cefas.
Pelagic stock status in the Northeast Atlantic.
  • Steve Mackinson, Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association.
Progress of the North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group.
  • Speaker TBC
Event ends

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