Maritime Forum
The Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) are consultative bodies responsible for issuing recommendations and suggestions on fisheries management to the Commission and the Member States. Seven RACs have been established so far - each of them covering particular activities, areas or fishing zones: the Baltic Sea RAC, the Long Distance Rac, the Mediterranean RAC, the North Sea RAC, the North Western Waters RAC, the South Western Waters RAC and the Pelagic RAC. RACs are stakeholder led bodies made up of representatives of the fisheries sector and of other interest groups (environmental organisations, recreational fishermen etc).
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BROCHURE: "ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE (ACFA)

  This brochure describes ACFA (role, members and funtioning).

Last update: 23/01/15

ACFA's OPINION ON THE DEFINITION AND THE TREATMENT TO GRANT SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CFP REFORM

At the Plenary meeting held on 1/7/2010, ACFA adopted its advice on the definition and treatment to grant to Small-Scale fisheries in the context of the CFP Reform.

Last update: 23/01/15

ACFA'S RESOLUTION ON HARMONISATION IN TERMINOLOGY

ACFA has adopted a Resolution on harmonisation in terminology at its Plenary meeting of 1/7/2010. In this Resolution, ACFA askes that the terminology uses in the Commission's future legal texts to be coherent, clear to understand and unambiguous.

Last update: 23/01/15

Study 2007-03 lot 1: Joint Data Collection between the fishing sector and the scientific community in Western Waters

A data collection scheme involving fishermen who are able to collect good quality field data and scientists who can produce appropriate scientific advice would result in an improved platform for fisheries management and at the same time would increase mutual respect and understanding between the industry and the scientists.

Last update: 22/05/10

Study 2008-10 lot 3 Study for the revision of the plaice box

Did the plaice box work? Requested by the NSRAC the Commission will evaluate the effect of the plaice box and look at ways the performance of the plaice box could be improved if at all closed areas do work. The evaluation of the proposed changes to take long term economic, social and ecological effects on board. Why this study?

Last update: 05/04/11

Study 2006-15 lot 8: Joint data collection between the fishing sector and the scientific community in the Baltic Sea

Using information collected by the fishing industry in the production of scientific advice can be a cost effective way to improve the quality of data while strengthening cooperation between scientists and fishermen.   Why this study?

Last update: 05/04/11

Study 2006-15 lot 7: Joint data collection between the fishing sector and the scientific community in the North Sea

  Making systematic use of information generated by the fishing industry in the production of scientific advice can be a cost effective way to improve the quality of data while strengthening cooperation between scientists and fishermen.

Last update: 06/04/11

Commission Communication on the functioning of RACs (2008)

In June 2008 the European Commission has published a Communication reviewing the functioning of the Regional Advisory Councils (RACs). The report looks at the current framework within which the RACs function, and the contribution they have made to the CFP since the first RAC was established in 2004. EN and FR versions enclosed.

Last update: 23/01/15

BSRAC / PELRAC WG 09/03/2010 Copenhagen

The BSRAC and the PELRAC will organise a join meeting on Western baltic herring. The meeting will take place in Ciopenhagen. More information available on the BSRAC's wenbsite.

Last update: 23/01/15

ICES and STECF Work Programmes for 2011

1) Enclosed is the STECF work programme for 2011. Additional information is available directly on the STECF website 2) ICES agenda for 2011 is available on the following page of ICES website    

Last update: 23/01/15