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Profile of registrant

North Western Waters Advisory Council

Identification number in the register: 8900132344-29
Registration date: 28/08/08 11:53:28

The information on this organisation was last modified on 06/08/14 14:21:39
The date of the last annual update was 06/08/14 14:21:39

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: North Western Waters Advisory Council
Acronym: NWWAC
Legal status: Company Limited by Guarantee - Recognised as a body pursuing an aim of general European interest
Website address:


Section: VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.
and more precisely: Other public or mixed entities, etc.

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Bertie Armstrong
Position: Chairman

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Alexandre Rodriguez
Position: Executive Assistant - Policy Coordinator - NWWAC Secretariat

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: none Board Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) / Irish Sea Fisheries Board Crofton Road
P.O. box: 12
Dun Laoghaire - Co. Dublin none
Telephone number: (+353) 12144126
Fax number: (+353) 12300564
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The North Western Waters Advisory Council (NWWAC) was established in September 2005 in accordance with Council Decision 2004/585/EC, which set out a common framework for Regional Advisory Councils.

Regional Advisory Councils were first proposed during the review of the Common Fisheries Policy in 2002 as a method of ensuring greater stakeholder involvement in the policy making processes of fisheries management.

With the entry into force of the new Common Fisheries Policy, on the 1st of January 2014 the Regional Advisory Councils became Advisory Councils. A number of changes have been adopted in relation to their role, functions and composition of their membership (i.e. from 2/3 to 60:40).

The principal aim of the NWWAC is to bring together stakeholders from across Europe to advise the Commission (whether by own initiative proposals or as a result of open public consultations) on matters of fisheries management in respect of the North Western Waters - ICES areas Vb (EC waters), VI, VII.

NWWAC members are composed of fishing industry, other fishing interests (processors, auctions, consumers...)and other groups of interest representatives such as environmental NGOs or anglers. Representatives of national administrations and relevant technical and scientific experts often participate in NWWAC meetings and discussions in observer capacity.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

The NWWAC annual reports, work programme, advice and supporting documents are available for consultation in the publications section of the NWWAC website.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Public Health


Total number of members that are natural persons: 66
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 10/2013 - 08/2014
Total budget: 332,067
of which public financing: 275,830
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 250,000
- from national sources: 25,830
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 56,237
- donations:
- contributions from members: 56,237
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 300000  € - 350000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
The NWWAC has subscribed to the Code of Conduct