NWWAC and PelAC publish a workshop report on the impacts of seismic and offshore wind energy developments on commercial fisheries

By vallerani Monday, 25th July 2022 | 0 comments
On 10 May 2022, the North Western Waters Advisory Council (NWWAC) and the Pelagic Advisory Council (PelAC) organised a workshop on the impacts of seismic and offshore wind energy developments on commercial fisheries. This workshop, which is a milestone in the work on the topic launched by the two Advisory Councils in 2020, gathered expert speakers from the European Commission, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the European Marine Board. The report from this workshop is now published on the NWWAC and PelAC websites.

NWWAC looks back on productive year, and ahead to a work plan reflecting the biggest North Western Waters fisheries issues in years

By vallerani Tuesday, 26th April 2022 | 0 comments
In 2021, the North Western Waters Advisory Council (NWWAC) experienced its most productive year since its existence, tallying a landmark number of contributions to fisheries policy. The Advisory Council hosted 75 meetings, which led to 30 submissions in the form of letters, opinions, or formal advice to EU legislators. Between October 2020 and September 2021, advice ranged from species-specific issues, such as sea bass and whelk management, to cross-cutting topics, including deep sea mining, Marine Protected Areas, and stakeholder participation in fisheries management. 2022 is set to be no different, with large-scale environmental policies taking centre stage.

The NWWAC participates in The Fishing Daily Podcast

By vallerani Friday, 26th March 2021 | 0 comments
The North Western Waters Advisory Council Chairperson Emiel Brouckaert and Executive Secretary Mo Mathies were interviewed by The Fishing Daily Editor, Oliver McBride. The interview addressed topics such as the role of the NWWAC and its area of work, including topics on which the AC will focus in 2021.

Advisory Councils publish Report on Steps to Sustainably Manage Fishing Gear

By NWWAC Secretariat Monday, 6th April 2020 | 0 comments
Filed under: 2020.
The North Western Waters Advisory Council (NWWAC) hosted a workshop “Re-imagining Gear in a Circular Economy” in Brussels on 28 January 2020 in conjunction with the Baltic Sea Advisory Council, North Sea Advisory Council and Pelagic Advisory Council. Discussion at the workshop focused on the fishing gear component of recently introduced EU legislation, specifically the design, monitoring, collecting and disposal of fishing gear.

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