Advice release dates

Advice is released at 12:00 (CET) on the following dates in 2022​:


Release date


Requested by

​7 January
Advice on fisheries that use collection bags in the NEAFC Regulatory Area (ICES sub-area 1 and 2) and to assess their impact on species caught and bycaught
​31 January
Technical service on revised data output for the existing deep-sea fishing areas (footprint) and the VMEs location based on the ICES 2021 advice on the deep-sea access regulation​
​22 February
​Advice on the efficacy of the Rockall haddock closure in protection of juvenile haddock
25 February
Advice on sandeel
EU, Norway, UK
​27 April
Icelandic request on HCR evaluations for four Icelandic stocks​ 
​6 May
​​Advice on North Atlantic salmon
​9 May
​Advice on English Channel, North Sea and 3.a sprat and sprat in divisions 7.d and 7.e (English Chann
​​EU, Norway, UK
9 May
​Advice on Pandalus in Divisions IIIa and IVa East
​EU, Norway, UK
30 May​
​Advice on  EU Member States’ progress reports for submission in 2021
31 May
Advice on Baltic Sea fish stocks
EU, Norway, UK
10 June
​​Advice on deep-water fish stocks​​EU, NEAFC, UK
15 June
Advice on Arctic and North-Western fish stocksEU, Iceland, NEAFC, Norway, UK
15 June
​Advice on Icelandic deep-water fish stocks​Iceland, NEAFC, UK
​17 June
​Advice on Southern horse mackerel and anchovy
30 June
Advice on Bay of Biscay and Iberian coast, Celtic Seas, and North Sea fish stocksEU, Norway, UK
​8 September
​Release of advice on East Greenland salmon and pink salmon in the North Atlantic
30 September
​Advice on widely distributed stocks
​EU, NEAFC, Norway, UK
​30 September
Techmical Service on discarding in the NEAFC RA
​3 October
​New information regarding vulnerable habitats in the NEAFC Regulatory Areas
​3 October

Advice on appropriateness of NEAFC bottom‑fishing closure​

4 october

​​Advice on elasm​obranchs
​5 October
​Aquaculture Overviews
7 October
​​Advice on Norway pout​EU, Norway, UK
​12 October
​Updated advice for hake (Merluccius merluccius) in divisions 8.c and 9.a, Southern stock (Cantabrian Sea and Atlantic Iberian waters) for catches in 2022
​19 October
Advice on lists of Commercial Fish and Shellfish species for reporting of MSFD D3​
28 October
​Bay of Biscay, Celtic Sea and North Sea Norway lobster, anglerfish in North Sea, Rockall and West of Scotland, Skagerrak and Kattegat, and Rockall megrim in 8ab.​EU, UK
3 November
​Advice on eel
​8 November
​Reopened advice
​​EU, Norway, UK
​​10 November
​Advice on mixed fisheries
​23 November
​Bycatch advice
29 November
​Advice on Icelandic capelin and Faroese stocks​Iceland, NEAFC, Norway, UK​
30 November
​Fisheries overviews 
​6 December
​Advice  on assessment methods to set threshold and assess adverse effects on seabed habitats

15 December
​​Ecosystem overviews​
16 December
​Advice on Bay of Biscay anchovy and sardine

​Advice on vulnerable Marine Habitats


​​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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