Advice release dates

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


Release date


Requested by

​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
Bycatch advice


​10 September
​​Advice on Western Baltic cod
​​10 September
​Advice on Eastern Greenland cod 
​28 September
Advice on vulnerable Marine Habitats
30 September
​Advice on widely distributed stocks​EU, NEAFC, Norway, UK
​30 September
​Advice on North Sea herring and witch 
​EU, Norway, UK
​30 September
Advice on efficacy of the Rockall haddock closure in protection of juvenile haddock
1 October
​​Advice on elasm​obranchs​EU, NEAFC, UK
8 October​​Advice on Norway pout​EU, Norway, UK
​Advice on Barent Sea Capelin​NEAFC and Norway
29 October​Celtic 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
​4 November
​Advice on eel
In November, date tbc​Advice on ​Pandalus​EU, Norway, UK
​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
​Advice on Bay of Biscay anchovy​EU, UK
12 December

​Ecosystem 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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