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.


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....


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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