Meeting participants will include Advisory Councils (ACs), fishing industry representatives, environmental NGOs, and other groups which hold an official observer status with ICES.
The purpose of the meeting is to communicate with stakeholders by looking back over the previous year, discussing any new developments and hearing feedback.
“We have a huge interest in listening to our stakeholders, and these meetings provide us with the opportunity to hear their feedback, communicate the basis and context of our advice, and generally build confidence in our advisory process,” explained ICES Advisory Committee (ACOM) Chair Eskild Kirkegaard, who will be chairing the two-day meeting at the ICES Secretariat in Copenhagen.
Organizations can apply for obsever status for the advisory process. Currently over 40 organizations hold such status.