NEAFCNorth-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission
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(378) Some RFMO/As, including NEAFC, focus in particular on protecting and preserving fisheries from the effects of bottom trawling and other harmful fishing practices.
The Commission explains that this is because scientific advice on certain stocks is not available yet or because certain catch limits and other recommendations by regional fisheries management organisations (South Pacific RFMO, Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, NEAFC, Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission and International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) will be adopted between October 2011 and July 2012, at these organisations' annual meetings.
The agency's control activities now cover the fisheries regulatory areas of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) and the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) as well as cod fishing in the North and Baltic Seas and Western waters and tuna fishing in the Mediterranean and the Eastern Atlantic ( ICCAT, International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas).
- implementation of international recommendations on Antarctic krill; the management of redfish in the Irminger Sea and adjacent waters; the EU share of redfish in Greenland waters; and the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems from adverse impacts in the NEAFC (North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission) area;
The European Commission welcomed with "mixed feelings" the outcome of the high-level meeting of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC)(1), held in London from 24 to 27 March.
A fifth plan, covering the region managed by the NEAFC (North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission), was adopted.
The convention, signed in London in 1980 and in force as of March 1982, establishes a regional organisation for fisheries management (North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission or NEAFC).