News on Advice Activities

This is the new public site for notifications about meetings related to the ICES Advices, as well as information concerning advice activities. If you wish to be notified about new posts​ on this site please send a message to advice@ices.dk​ 



Jun 07
ICES Advice on deep-sea fish stocks and fish stocks in the Barents Sea, Greenland Sea, Icelandic waters, and Norwegian Sea ecoregions

The ICES advice on fishing opportunities for fish stocks in the Barents Sea, Greenland Sea, Icelandic Waters and Norwegian Sea Ecoregions and deep-sea fish stocks for the coming year(s) as adopted by the ICES Advisory Committee (ACOM) has been released today. The advice, including multiannual advice for deep-sea stocks released in previous years, is available from the ICES web-site:  Barents Sea, Faroes, Greenland Sea, Icelandic waters, Norwegian Sea​ and Deep-sea species.  A list with links to the indivisual stocks is available here​.

Jun 07
Updated advice for Greater silver smelt in subareas 1, 2, and 4, and in Division 3.a

 The ICES response to Norwegian request for an updated advice for Greater silver smelt (Argentina silus) in subareas 1, 2, and 4, and in Division 3.a (Northeast Arctic, North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat) has been released today and is available from the online library at:


Jun 07
ICES Advice on Northern shrimp in divisions 3.a and 4.a East

​The ICES advice on Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) in divisions 3.a and 4.a East (Skagerrak and Kattegat and northern North Sea in the Norwegian Deep) for the period 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025 has been released today and is available from the ICES website at: https://doi.org/10.17895/ices.advice.25019483

Jun 06
Correction of the advice for Greenland halibut in subareas 5, 6, 12, and 14 issued for 2024

​Unfortunately, ICES need to re-issue the advice for Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) in subareas 5, 6, 12, and 14 (Iceland and Faroes grounds, West of Scotland, North of Azores, East of Greenland issued in 2023 for 2024. Due to the discovery of an error in the way that mean weight-at-age was calculated in the assessment model, the SSB and fishing mortality time series have been recalculated, leading to revised reference points. This resulted in a decrease of advice for 2024, under the ICES MSY framework, from 21 541 tonnes to 19 703 tonnes.

The correction only applies to the advice issued for 2024. ICES has corrected the input data and the re-pub-lished advice sheet is available on the ICES website here:


Jun 03
Invitation: Workshop on marine Carbon Dioxide Removal (WKmCDR)

​Dear All,

The Workshop on marine Carbon Dioxide Removal (WKmCDR) will be taking place online 15-18 October 2024 and is seeking participation.

The workshop is focused on the intersection of marine Carbon Dioxide Removal (mCDR) and fisheries management and is inviting experts from the fishing industry and from indigenous communities in addition to fisheries biologists, experts in marine CDR and chemical oceanographers from across the ICES member countries. Marine carbon dioxide removal is one of many ways of harnessing the ocean towards climate solutions.  Interest in mCDR from private industry is growing, with an eye towards selling carbon credits but the impact on marine ecosystems and species is not well understood.  This workshop will focus on assessing the state of the knowledge of environmental implications, both risks and co-benefits, for some of the most popular approaches of marine CDR in order to inform the ICES and broader community.  The permitting of marine CDR, either as research efforts or operationally, requires a knowledge of how the approaches might affect marine species and ecosystems. This workshop seeks to better define what we do and don't know about potential marine impacts and expects to provide some guidance about how national governments should navigate the uncertainties.

 A follow-on in-person writing workshop will happen in early 2025, location - TBD. The host institute can provide travel funding for workshop participants, please contact the workshop chair Libby Jewett for more information libby.jewett@noaa.gov. Participation in the virtual workshop is required to participate in the writing workshop. 

 If you would like to participate in the workshop, please reach out to Ena Briesemeister (ena.briesemeister@ices.dk).

Kind regards, 

Jaylene


May 29
Correction of the advice for Norway lobster in divisions 7.b-c and 7.j-k, Functional Unit 16 for 2024

​Unfortunately, ICES needed​ to re-issue the advice sheet for Norway lobster (Nephrops norwegicus) in FU 16 issued in 2023 for 2024. Through the quality control of data uploads, an error was found in the allocation of a sample. This led to changes on the mean weights, numbers landed and harvest rates in year 2022, and subsequently led to an increase of the biomass. The catch advice corresponding to the F ranges in the MAP for 2024 is thus revised from between 3 677 to 4 560 tonnes to being between 3732 to 4627 tonnes, assuming zero discards.

ICES has corrected the input data and the re-published advice sheet is available In the ICES online library here: https://doi.org/10.17895/ices.advice.25921381​



May 23
EU request for introductory training on stock assessment

​​ICES has received a special request from EU-DGMARE for an introductory training on stock assessment. A 2,5 day online training course will be held 18-20 June​. For more information see: https://www.ices.dk/advice/Advice-activities/2024_%20attachements/DGMARE_Introtraining_request.pdf​ ​

May 22
Request from Norway concerning advice on greater silver smelt

​ICES has received a request from Norway to reopen the advice for greater silver smelt in subareas 1, 2, and 4, and in Division 3.a (aru.123a4)

For details on the process please see: https://www.ices.dk/advice/Advice-activities/2024_%20attachements/Norway_request_greater_silver_smelt.pdf


May 15
Advice on North Atlantic salmon

​The ICES 2024 advice on North Atlantic salmon was released on 8 May and is available from the ICES online library at:


May 15
EU/UK request for a revision of revision of the 2024 advice for sole in the Irish Sea

​ICES has received a request from EU/UK for a revision of the 2024 advice for sole in the Irish Sea.

For details on the process please see: https://www.ices.dk/advice/Advice-activities/2024_%20attachements/EU-UK_request_Irish_Sea_Sole.pdf


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