Consequence of the 2021 annual assembly of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Fee
The annual assembly of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Fee (NEAFC) passed off 9-12 November, with events agreeing quite a lot of proposals which intention to make sure the conservation and optimum utilisation of fishery assets within the NEAFC Regulatory Space.
The annual assembly was suggested and knowledgeable by quite a lot of Everlasting Committees, which embrace Monitoring and Compliance (PECMAC) and Administration and Science (PECMAS).
Key outcomes of the annual assembly included a rollover of the prevailing closure of the Rockall haddock field, a measure which protects juvenile haddock within the space. This closure has been in place for quite a lot of years, and the UK labored along with the EU to suggest a rollover of the measure into 2022, which was agreed by consensus.
Measures had been additionally adopted for mackerel, blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring (ASH) within the NEAFC Regulatory Space (worldwide waters) in 2022, mirroring the outcomes of the Coastal States consultations which passed off final month and permitting Contracting Events to fish within the NEAFC regulatory space. A zero catch restrict for Irminger Sea redfish in 2022 was additionally adopted, according to recommendation from the Worldwide Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).
Events additionally agreed to undertake quite a lot of management and enforcement measures within the Regulatory Space, as really useful by the management sub-group (PECMAC), and Cooperating Non-Contracting Social gathering (CNCP) standing was renewed for 2022 for Canada, the Bahamas, and Panama. Different measures adopted included an replace to the record of fish shares for which NEAFC requests and pays for recommendation from ICES.
Measures at present in place at NEAFC might be considered on the NEAFC web site. The Contracting Events to NEAFC are: the UK; Denmark (in respect of the Faroe Islands and Greenland); European Union; Iceland; Norway; Russian Federation.
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