Advice release dates

Advice is released at 12:00 (CET) on the following dates in 2021​:


Release date


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​5 January
Advice on EU regulatory area options for VME protection
​11 February
​Advice on the on  manual of genetics procedures to be used in the NAFO Regulatory Area
25 FebruaryAdvice on sandeel
EU, Norway, UK
16 March​Advice on Pandalus in Divisions IIIa and IVa East
​EU, Norway, UK
13 April​Advice on North Sea and 3.a sprat​EU and Norway
​26 April
​Advice on a new rebuilding plan for western horse mackerel
​7 May
​Advice on North Atlantic salmonEU, ​NASCO, UK
​27 May
​​Norwegian Sea Ecosystem Overview
28 MayAdvice on Baltic Sea fish stocks
EU, Norway, UK
​28 May
Advice on MSY advice for herring in the Gulf of Bothnia​
10 June
​​Advice on deep-water fish stocks​​EU, NEAFC, UK
15 JuneAdvice on Arctic and North-Western fish stocksEU, Iceland, NEAFC, Norway, UK
15 June
​Advice on Icelandic deep-water fish stocks​Iceland, NEAFC, UK
​18 June
​Advice on Southern horse mackerel and anchovy
​24 June
​Advice on how management scenarios to reduce mobile bottom fishing disturbance on seafloor habitats affect fisheries landing and value
30 JuneAdvice on Bay of Biscay and Iberian coast, Celtic Seas, and North Sea fish stocksEU, Norway, UK
​10 September
​​Advice on Western Baltic cod
​​10 September
​Advice on Eastern Greenland cod 
​​15 September
​Advice on Baltic Sea Salmon
​28 September
Advice on vulnerable Marine Habitats
30 September
​Advice on vulnerable Marine Habitats
​30 September
​​Advice on discarding of mackerel in the NEAFC Regulatory Area
30 September
​Advice on widely distributed stocks
​EU, NEAFC, Norway, UK
​30 September
​Advice on North Sea herring and witch 
​EU, Norway, UK
1 October
​​Advice on elasm​obranchs​EU, NEAFC, UK
​4 Octo​ber
Advice on Beaked redfish in ICES subareas 5, 12, and 14
​Iceland, NEAFC
8 October
​​Advice on Norway pout​EU, Norway, UK
12 October
​Advice on Barent Sea Capelin​NEAFC and Norway
​18 october
​ICES Viewpoint: Assessment of biological effects of chemical pollution for better management of the marine environment​

29 October
​Celtic Sea and North Sea Norway lobster, anglerfish in North Sea, Rockall and West of Scotland, Skagerrak and Kattegat, and Rockall megrim in 8ab.​EU, UK
​29 October
​Advice on Celtic Sea whiting
​​EU, UK
​29 October
​Advice on defining the fisheries that use collection bags in the NEAFC Regulatory Area (ICES sub-area 1 and 2) and to assess their impact on species caught and bycaught (Part 1)​
​4 November
​Advice on eel
​14 November​Advice on Sole in Division 7.d (eastern English Channel)​EU
30 November​Advice on Icelandic capelin and Faroese stocks​Iceland, NEAFC, Norway, UK​
30 November
​Fisheries overviews and mixed fisheries advice
​30 November
​Advice on ​Pandalus
​EU, Norway, UK
​2 December
​Bycatch advice
​2 December
​Advice on proportion of marine mammal bycatch estimates​
​Advice on Bay of Biscay anchovy​EU, UK
12 December

​Ecosystem overviews​

​17 December
​Aquaculture overviews


​​ICES advice is in response to requests from competent authorities as described in various cooperation documents and special requests. Read the full list of cooperation agreements.

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