Advice requests and advice release dates

​Advice is released at 12:00 (CET) on the following dates in 2018:


Release date


Requested by

​18 JanuaryAdvice on management areas for Sandeel in the North Sea​EU
​9 February​Advice on Nephrops 8c sentinel fishery​EU
23 FebruaryAdvice on sandeelEU and Norway
​9 March​Advice on assessment of  the long-term management strategy for Celtic Sea herringEU​
​15 March​Advice on MSY ranges of western EU waters stocks​​EU
​23 March​Advice on long-term management strategy for southern horse mackerelEU​
​​26 March​Advice on Pandalus in Divisions IIIa and IVa East ​EU and Norway
​12 April​Advice on North Sea and 3.a sprat​EU and Norway
​4 May​Advice on North Atlantic salmon​NASCO
​29 May​Advice on management strategy evaluation for Norway Pout​​EU and Norway
​30 May​Advice on ecosystem effects of the pulse trawl​The Netherlands
31 MayAdvice on Baltic Sea fish stocksEU
​31 May​Advice on wild salmon rivers​EU
tbc​Advice on re-assessment of a rebuilding plan for herring in area 6a and 7bc​EU
7 June​​Advice on deep-water fish stocks​​EU, NEAFC
13 JuneAdvice on Arctic and North-Western fish stocksEU,  NEAFC
​13 June​Advice on Icelandic deep-water fish stocks​NEAFC
​28 June​Advice on vulnerable Marine Habitats​EU,  NEAFC
​28 June​Advice on bottom fisheries closures areas​EU
29 JuneAdvice on Bay of Biscay, Celtic Sea, and North Sea fish stocksEU and Norway
​2 July​Advice on revision of the contribution of TACs to fisheries management and stock conservation for deep-sea stocks​EU
​12 July​Advice on MSFD biodiversity of species D1 aggregation​EU
​13 JulyAdvice on Southern horse mackerel, anchovy, sardine​EU
​29 August

Technical Service on the production of spatial data layers of fishing intensity/pressure

11 SeptemberBycatch advice


​20 September​Advice on revision of the contribution of TACs to fisheries management and stock conservation for Northwestern and Southwestern stocks, and stocks regulated by the Precautionary ApproachEU​
28 September​Advice on widely distributed stocks​EU, NEAFC and Norway
​28 September​Advice on harvest control rule (HCR) evaluation for Sebastes mentella in areas 1 and 2 ​Norway and Russian
​28 September​Advice on long-term management strategy for Norwegian spring-spawning herring​Coastal States
​28 September​Advice on the effectiveness of current conservation measures in place for the Baltic Cod​Poland
​5 October​​Advice on elasm​obranchs​EU and NEAFC
​9 October​​Advice on Norway pout​EU and Norway
​9 OctoberTechnical Service on Additional elements concerning the ICES advice eveluating LTMS for Norway pout in area 4 and 3a​EU
12 October​Advice on Barent Sea Capelin​NEAFC and Norway
​22 October​Advice on Norwegian spring-spawning herringEU, ​NEAFC and Norway
​24 October​Technical service on options for mackerel following the agreed record for management of mackerel for 2018​Norway
tbc​Advice on beaked redfish in subareas 5,12, 14​NEAFC
​30 OctoberReview of the ‘North Atlantic Current and Evlanov Seamount High Seas MPA’ (NACES HS MPA) proposal​OSPAR
31 October​Celtic Sea Norway lobster, anglerfish in North Sea, Rockall and West of Scotland, Skagerrak and Kattegat, and Rockall megrim, seabass in 8ab.​EU
​31 October​Catch advice for ray stocks​EU
​5 November​Advice on ​Pandalus​EU and Norway
7 November​Advice on eel​EU
​14 November​Updated June advice​EU and Norway
​14 November​Advice on IUCN process for the assessment of the conservation status of marine species ​EU
​16 NovemberTechnical Service on inclusion of DCF surveys and missing variables into DATRAS​EU
30 November​Advice on Icelandic capelin​NEAFC
​30 NovemberTechnical Service on quality assuring DCF gathered data​EU
​30 November

​Updated advice on whiting in ICES area 7a

​30 November​Fisheries overviews
10 December​Advice on Bay of Biscay anchovy​EU
​14 December

​Ecosystem overviews

​14 DecemberTechnical Service on SmartDots​EU
​17 December​Advice on EU MS eel progress reportsEU

​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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