One of 11 European sea-basin Advisory Councils, the NSAC works towards integrated and sustainable management of North Sea fisheries through engaging with a wide range of stakeholders to produce targeted advice on a range of topics. Our advice is developed through discussion and iterative working, and placed in the wider context of marine environmental sustainability from a North Sea region perspective. Our advice feeds into the European Commission and Member States, providing stakeholder-led views on the management of North Sea fish stocks.
Through preparing and providing advice on the management of North Sea fisheries, we promote the objectives of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), and ensure stakeholders’ voices are heard in how policies are implemented and assessed. All our work centres around the attainment of sustainable fisheries, incorporating an ecosystem-based approach, and utilising the precautionary principle for management.
See what we are up to in 2021: