European Union, Norway and the United Kingdom - fisheries consultations: agreed records 2022

Agreed records of consultations from meetings of delegations from the United Kingdom, Norway and the European Union, held between October and December 2021 on the joint management of shared North Sea stocks.

Long-term management strategies

12.1. The Delegations reaffirmed their commitment to having long-term management strategies in place for jointly managed stocks and committed to progressing this work in 2022. The Delegations agreed that the timelines associated with ICES benchmark processes and the most efficient use of the available scientific resource would be important considerations when deciding on the prioritisation of long-term management strategies for stocks.

12.2. The Delegations agreed that they would take forward the development of a long-term management strategy for North Sea herring as part of their consideration of the outputs of the herring Working Group described in Annex III. The Delegations also noted that cod and saithe appeared suitable stocks for prioritisation and committed to begin the preparations for developing long-term management strategies for those stocks in 2022 including any relevant requests to ICES.

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