Advice requests and advice release dates

​Advice is released at 12:00 (CET) on the following dates in 2017:


Release date


Requested by

​31 JanuaryAdvice on seabream in Subarea 10 and alfonsinus in the Northeast Atlantic advice review ​EU
23 FebruaryAdvice on sandeelEU
​1 MarchAdvice on 7a haddock assessment methodology ​EU
​10 March​Advice on risk to the stock of dab and flounder of having no catch limitsEU​
​20 March​Advice on distributional shifts in fish stocks​EU
​27 March​Advice on Pandalus in Divisions IIIa and IVa East ​EU and Norway
​29 March​Advice on the effects of lifting the “sprat box”EU​
​30 March​Advice on guidance on development of operational methods for the evaluation of the MSFD criterion D3.3, Phase 2​EU
​7 April​Advice on North Sea and 3.a sprat​EU and Norway
​10 April​Ecosystem overviews
​5 May​Advice on North Atlantic salmon​NASCO
​8 May​Advice on fisheries-related anthropogenic impacts on eels in EU marine waters​EU
31 MayAdvice on Baltic Sea fish stocksEU
7 June​​Advice on deep sea fish stocks​​EU, NEAFC
​7 June​Evaluation of the adopted harvest control rules for Icelandic ling and tusk​Iceland
13 JuneAdvice on Arctic and North-Western fish stocksEU,  NEAFC
​13 JuneEvaluation of the adopted harvest control rules for Icelandic summer spawning herring​Iceland
​20 June​Advice on vulnerable Marine Habitats​EU,  NEAFC
​20 JuneAdvice on appropriateness of bottom fishing closures​NEAFC
30 JuneAdvice on Bay of Biscay, Celtic Sea, and North Sea fish stocksEU
​4 July​Fisheries overviews
​6 July​Advice on trade-offs between benthic impact and landings/value​EU
​14 JulyAdvice on Southern horse mackerel, anchovy, sardine​EU
​25 August​Advice on values around FMSY for whiting in the North Sea and Eastern Channel​EU
​25 August​Technical Service on updated spatial data layers on fishing intensity/ pressure​HELCOM, OSPAR
29 AugustBycatch adviceEU
29 September​Advice on widely distributed stocks​NEAFC
​6 October​​Advice on elasm​obranchs​EU and NEAFC
​9 October​​Advice on Norway pout​EU and Norway
12 October​Advice on Barent Sea Capelin​NEAFC and Norway
​20 October​Advice on sardine in 8c/9a​EU
​24 October​Advice on Seabass in Celtic Sea and Bay of Biscay​EU
27 OctoberAdvice on ​Pandalus​EU and Norway
31 October​Celtic Sea Norway lobster, Norway lobster in northern and central Bay of Biscay, Norway lobster in Atlantic Iberian waters East and gulf of Cadiz) , anglerfish in North Sea, Rockall and West of Scotland, Skagerrak and Kattegat, and Rockall megrim​EU
7 November​Advice on eel​EU
​14 November​Updated June advice​EU
​24 November​Advice in response to request for assessment of recovery plan for herring in area 6a and 7bc ​EU
27 November​Advice on Icelandic capelin​NEAFC
​5 December​Advice on selection of hazardous substances​​OSPAR
​7 December​Re-opening of 2017 turbot in subarea 4 advice​EU
8 December​Advice on Bay of Biscay anchovy​EU
​8 December

​Advice on effect of increased quota flexibility for Pollack in 7 and 8abde and stock number of management unit

​19 December​Advice on Long‐term management strategy of Pandalus in Skagerrak and the Norwegian Deep​EU and Norway
​19 December​Advice on Nephrops 8c sentinel fishery ​EU

​This advice is in response to requests for advice from competent authorities as described in various cooperation documents (Memorandum of Understanding) and special requests. Read the full list of cooperation agreements.

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