The NSAC is funded by annual fees from its members, a contribution from the relevant Member States and a maximum contribution of €300,000 (or up to 90% of the budget) from the European Commission. The European Commission’s contribution is determined annually, based on membership’s contributions and proposed budget.

The membership fee is €500 for members of the General Assembly, €1000 for members of the Executive Committee and €2500 for Member States.

View our 2021-22 budget here: NSAC Budget 2021-22.



NSAC members can claim travel and subsistence associated with NSAC meetings by downloading the NSAC Travel and Subsistence Claim and returning it to the NSAC Secretariat at

View our policy here:  Travel & Subsistence Policy



Our privacy policy details how the NSAC will collect, use and share the personal data you supply.

View our privacy policy here: NSAC Privacy Policy 2021



The NSAC operates within a set of procedures and policies agreed by its membership – the NSAC Rules of Procedure. Our Rules of Procedure outline the aims and purpose of the NSAC. A general Rules of Procedure document is accessible below. Rules on specific procedures are available on request.

View our rules of procedure here: NSAC-Rules-of-Procedure-2020



The NSAC is registered in The Netherlands. A summary of our legal statutes is provided below and a full version is available on request.

View our legal statutes here: NSAC NL Statutes 2019_sum

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The NSAC prepares and provides advice on the management of fisheries in the North Sea on behalf of its members; fisheries organisations and other stakeholders including environmental organisations. If you are interested in joining the NSAC, or finding out more about our work, get in touch.

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