The North Sea Advisory Council are stakeholders in a number of scientific projects including DiscardLess and MareFrame. The NSAC is keen to collaborate with scientists to improve understanding around social, environmental and economic issues concerning North Sea fisheries, and to facilitate communication between the fishing industry and the scientific community.

If you are seeking project partners, please contact the NSAC Secretariat to discuss your project and how it might align with our work plan.

NSAC Webinar North Sea Fisheries & Climate Change

We are pleased to announce the NSAC Webinar on North Sea Fisheries and Climate Change, taking place on Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 10.00-12.30 CET, online. This webinar is organised under the auspices of NSAC Climate change Focus Group and aims to...

Blue Bio Cofund Foresight Workshop

BlueBio Cofund Foresight Workshop is aimed at determining future scenarios and establishing a coordinated R&D funding scheme strengthening Europe’s position in the blue bioeconomy. The first co-funded call was launched 17 December 2018. The COFUND partners have committed EUR 23,5 million,...

SEAwise: Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management

NEW WORKSHOP DATE: 7th March 2022 10.00 to 12.00 CET. The aim of the workshop is to get your input on what kind of advice you think would be key to a (more) ecosystem based approach to North Sea fisheries management...

Webinar: Blockchain in the Seafood Supply Chain – 2 December 2021

On 2 December, from 14:00-17:30 CET, the North Sea Advisory Council (NSAC), the Market Advisory Council (MAC), and the North Western Waters Advisory Council (NWWAC), organised a webinar on “Blockchain and other new technologies for the transmission of traceability information and...

CIBBRiNA EU LIFE Bycatch project proposal

The goal of CIBBRiNA LIFE project is to achieve EU cross-border cooperation and fisheries engagement to establish regional monitoring programmes to achieve a steep change in the reliability of bycatch estimates and further develop, test, and implement effective mitigation measures for...

OR ELSE ecosystem-based sand extraction Project Proposal

Sand and gravel are amongst the most extracted resources worldwide, exceeding fossil fuels and biomass. Large-scale marine sand extraction leads to important ecosystem effects through changes in flows and sediments, and physical disturbance of benthic habitats. Changes in connectivity between  pawning...

DocFish Project Proposal

The DocFish project’s objective is to review existing and develop new digital technological solutions for improving Monitoring, Control and Surveillance and data collection in seafood value chains to promote sustainable utilisation of fisheries resources, improve scientific knowledge and optimise seafood sourcing....

NSAC Performance Review 2021

In June 2020, the NSAC Executive Committee resolved to conduct an internal performance review with a view to take stock of membership sentiment and provide recommendations for improved functionality. The internal performance review was launched at the end of 2020 and...

DiscardLess

DiscardLess aimed to develop strategies for the gradual elimination of discards in European Fisheries. The project, launched in April 2015, was a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission. DiscardLess was managed on behalf of its partners and stakeholders by...

MareFrame

MareFrame aimed to significantly increase the use of the ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management (EAFM), particularly when providing advice relating to the management of European fish stocks. MareFrame was an FP7 framework project with over 20 partners involved in its delivery....

Workshops

In 2020, the NSAC has hosted a workshop on Re-Imagining Fishing Gear in a Circular Economy (28 January 2020). In addition, we have attended a number of external workshops, continuing our engagement with stakeholders across the North Sea basin: WKFlatNSCS, Copenhagen,...

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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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