NSAC Structure

NSAC Structure

The North Sea Regional Advisory Council (NSAC) has a two tier structure; a large General Assembly and a smaller Executive Committee. The General Assembly meets once a year to approve the overall strategy of the NSAC and to oversee the work of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee meet 3 times a year.

 

 

The Chairman of the General Assembly is Guus Pastoor of the Dutch Fish Federation (Visfederatie)
The Chairman of the Executive Committee is Niels Wichmann of the Danish Fishermen’s Producer Organisation.
There are 2 Vice Chairmen of the Executive Committee, these posts are currently held by Michael Park representing the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation and Erik Lindebo of the Environmental Defense Fund.

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NSAC Working Groups

The work of the NSAC is delivered by 3 Working Groups Demersal, Skagerrak & Kattegat and Ecosystem. These groups each meet 2 to 4 times a year to consider and discuss a number of current and emerging topics and to develop advice and policy on behalf of the NSAC membership. Once finalised, advice developed by the Working Groups is presented to the Executive Committee for approval. A Working Group may be supported by a number of Focus Groups.

Chairmen of the Working Groups are;
Demersal Working Group – Barrie Deas
Skagerrak & Kattegat – Claus Hjorne Pedersen
Ecosystem Working Group - Euan Dunn

 

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NSAC Focus Groups

Focus Groups are smaller groups which are set up to draft advice on one specific topic. Focus Groups are flexible in their approach drawing in representatives and experts from a number of sources including scientists, fishers, environmental specialists, economists and others. They are short lived, concluding once the piece of work they are addressing is finalised. Corresponding members do not attend meetings but contribute to the developing advice via correspondence.

Technical Regulation Focus Group:
Barrie Deas (National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations) – Chairman
Mike Park (Scottish Fishermen’s Federation)
Heather Hamilton (Client Earth)
Emiel Brouckaert (Rederscentrale)
Caroline Gamblin (Comite National de Peche Maritimes et des Elevages Marins)
Michael Andersen (Danish Fishermen PO)
David Mitchell (European Anglers’ Alliance)
Geert Meun (VisNed)
Erik Lindebo (EDF)
Stella Nemecky (WWF)
Rapporteur – Lorna Duguid

Corresponding Members
Davie Anderson (Aberdeen Fish Producers’ Organisation)
John Anderson (SFO)
Lotte Huisman (North Sea Foundation)

 Landing Obligation Focus Group:
Barrie Deas (National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations) – Chairman
Mike Park (Scottish Fishermen’s Federation)
Emiel Brouckaert (Rederscentrale)
Kenn Skau Fisher (Danish Fishermen PO)
Irene Kingma (Dutch Elasmobranch Society)
Erik Lindebo (Environmental Defense Fund)
Pim Visser (Dutch Fishermen’s Organisation)
Peter Breckling (Verband der deutschen Kutter-und Kustenfischer e V)
Anne Doeksen (North Sea Foundation)
Stella Nemecky (WWF)
Rapporteur – Katrina Borrow

Corresponding Members
Heather Hamilton (Client Earth)
Caroline Gamblin (Comite National de Peche Maritimes et des Elevages Marins)
Derk Jan Berends (Visserbond)
Durk Van Tuinen (Visserbond)

Monitoring Control and Enforcement Focus Group
Kenn Skau Fisher (Danish Fishermen PO) – Chairman
Barrie Deas (National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations) – Chairman
Pim Visser  (Stichting van de Nederlandse Visserij)
Mike Park (Scottish Fishermen’s Federation)
Heather Hamilton (Client Earth)
Irene Kingma (Dutch Elasmobranch Society)
Sam Stone (Marine Conservation Society)
Erik Lindebo (EDF)
Rapporteur – Lorna Duguid

Corresponding Members
Geert Meun (VisNed)
Henrike Semmler (Oceana)
Stella Nemecky (WWF)

Seabass Focus Group
Mike Pawson – Independent Chairman
Anne Doeksen (North Sea Foundation)
David Mitchell (European Anglers’ Alliance)
Barrie Deas (National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations)
Marc  Ghiglia (Union des Armateurs á la Pêche)
Nicolas Michelet (Comite National de Peche Maritimes et des Elevages Marins)
Geert Meun (Stichting van de Nederlandse Visserij)
Sam Stone (Marine Conservation Society)
Jeremy Percy (New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association)
Rapporteur – Lorna Duguid

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