Advice release dates

Advice is released at 12:00 (CET) on the following dates in 2023​:


Release date


Requested by

​24 January
Mitigation measures to reduce bycatch of short-beaked common dolphins in the Bay of Biscay
28 February
Advice on sandeel
EU, Norway, UK
​6 March
​​Aquaculture Overviews
​27 March
​Celtic Sea whting TAC
​​EU, UK
​30 March
Consistency between North Sea and English Channel plaice advice
​3 April
Advice on a long-term management strategy evaluation for the Pandalus in Subdivision 3.a.20 and Division 4.a East​
​EU, Norway
​18 April
Advice on vulnerable marine ecosystems (2022 process)
​20 April
​​Advice on English Channel, North Sea and 3.a sprat 
​​EU, Norway, UK
​20 April
Greenland Sea ecoregion – Ecosystem overview
4 May
​​Advice on North Atlantic salmon
​30 May 
​Technical Service - Provision of FLR objects and stock synthesis report files for selectivity indicators
31 May
Advice on Baltic Sea fish stocks
EU, Norway, UK
​1 June
​Technical Service - Development of additional SmartDots software modules
9 June
​​Advice on deep-water fish stocks​​EU, Iceland, NEAFC, UK
9 June
Advice on Arctic and North-Western fish stocksEU, Iceland, NEAFC, Norway, UK
​9 June
​​Advice on Pandalus in Divisions IIIa and IVa East​
​EU, Norway, UK
9 June
​​Technical Service on roundnose grenadier apportionment​
21 June
​Advice on Southern horse mackerel and anchovy
​29 June
​Advice on mitigation measures to reduce bycatches of common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) in the Bay of Biscay (ICES Subarea 8)
30 June
Advice on Bay of Biscay and Iberian coast, Celtic Seas, and North Sea fish stocksEU, Norway, UK
​6 September
Technical Service - ​Available data and methods to estimate fishing pressure from small scale fisheries under D1/D6 for the MSFD
​19 September
​Advice on North Sea cod
​EU, Norway, UK
​28 September
​Advice on bird bycatch in the NEAFC RA
29 September
​Advice on widely distributed stocks
​EU, NEAFC, Norway, UK
​​2 October
​ Advice on vulnerable marine ecosystems
4 October

​​Advice on elasm​obranchs
9 October
​​Advice on Norway pout​EU, Norway, UK
​13 October

​Review of innovative gears for potential use in EU waters and their impacts

​31 October
Bay of Biscay, Celtic Sea and North Sea Norway lobster, and Rockall megrim
​30 October and 14 December
​Technical Services - Unavoidable by-catches in various Baltic fisheries, and catches of sole in 20-24​
​31 October
​​Cod in Division 7a
​1 November
​​Advice on eel
​​EU, UK
​14 November
​​Advice on mixed fisheries
​​EU, UK
​24 November
​​Advice on Faroese stocks
​28 November
Technical Service - ​Provision of single species advice for forage​ fish species

​1 December

​Bycatch advice
​1 December
​​​Ecosystem overviews​
8 December
​Advice on Bay of Biscay anchovy and sardine
​Several dates in 2023

​Technical Services - Stand​​ing request on catch scenarios for zero TAC stocks 2023


​​ICES advice is in response to requests from competent authorities as described in various cooperation documents and special requests. Read the full list of cooperation agreements.

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