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fish in the sea
Dec 23 2015

Scientific advice by the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF), coordinated by the JRC, has contributed to define 2016 fishing opportunities which were agreed upon by EU ministers last week.

Jun 22 2015

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a regulation upgrading the EU framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector to support scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The JRC will maintain its central role under the new regulation - once adopted - and has been instrumental in the conception of the proposal, building on a longstanding experience in collecting and maintaining fisheries data reported by EU Member States.

Mar 12 2015

Under the auspices of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the JRC helps to overcome the limitations of conventional stock assessment methods by promoting innovative approaches such as the Assessment for All (a4a) model. The exchange of such approaches between scientists at global level ensures that the best methods can be applied when developing management advice for fisheries, but also highlights the need for more research in fish stock assessment.