What we do
We generate scientific advice to support ecosystem-based management of human activities in our seas and oceans.
Our advice contributes towards the effective application of an ecosystem approach, which seeks to maintain the health of marine ecosystems, alongside appropriate human use, for the benefit of current and future generations.
New information regarding vulnerable habitats in the NEAFC Regulatory Area
Information on vulnerable habitats in subareas of the NEAFC Regulatory Area closed to fishing for purposes other than VME protection
New information regarding the impact of fisheries on other components of the ecosystem
Cod (Gadus morhua) in Subarea 4, Division 7.d, and Subdivision 20 (North Sea, eastern English Channel, Skagerrak)
Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in Subarea 4, Division 6.a, and Subdivision 20 (North Sea, West of Scotland, Skagerrak)
Hake (Merluccius merluccius) in subareas 4, 6, and 7, and in divisions 3.a, 8.a–b, and 8.d, Northern stock (Greater North Sea, Celtic Seas, and the northern Bay of Biscay)
Release of advice on bycatch
Release of Ship scrubbers viewpoint
Release of advice on status assessments fo...
Release of advice on Status assessments fo...
Release of advice on deep sea sharks, ray...