Current Measures

These Management Measures have been formally adopted by the Commission and have passed through their objection period/s. NEAFC's rules of procedure allow for a period of 30 days between a measure becoming binding (ie obligatory) and entering into force so that practical preparations can be made. Measures are listed on this page when they have become binding, and so enter into force after a maximum of 30 days.

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Measures adopted at the previous Annual Meeting of NEAFC will enter into force at the beginning of February. Measures listed at the beginning of January, may not be a comprehensive list for the coming year as measures can be adopted during the year by postal vote.
Measures are not binding on Contracting Parties which object. For further information contact your national fishing authority.
Measures updating the NEAFC Scheme of Control and Enforcement are incorporated into the consolidated text once their objection periods have passed and are included the list below for the year in which they come into force.

Recommendations are proposed by Contracting Parties or Permanent Committees and Working Groups of the Commission under appropriate Articles of the NEAFC Convention. Standard heading for proposals. Recommendations which are adopted are subsequently referred to as 'Measures'.

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Rec 20 2021: Mackerel 2021-03-14 2021-12-31 view
Rec 01 2021: Redfish - Irminger Sea 2021-03-01 2021-12-31 view
Rec 02 2021: Blue whiting 2021-02-06 2021-12-31 view
Rec 03 2021: Herring 2021-02-06 2021-12-31 view
Rec 04 2021: Rockall Haddock 2021-02-06 2021-12-31 view
Rec 05 2021: Grenadiers mid-atlantic Ridge 2021-03-01 2021-12-31 view
Rec 06 2021: Grenadiers Hatton Rockall 2021-03-01 2021-12-31 view
Rec 07 2021: Blue ling 2021-02-06 2023-12-31 view
Rec 08 2021: Spurdog 2021-02-06 2022-12-31 view
Rec 09 2021: Orange Roughy 2021-02-25 2024-12-31 view
Rec 10 2021: Amendment to Recommendation 19:2014 on the Protection of VMEs, as amended 2021-02-06 2021-02-06 view
Rec 11 2021: Amendments to articles of the NEAFC Scheme regarding Amend requirements for CNCP status 2021-02-06 2021-02-06 view
Rec 12 2021: Amendment to Annex IV of the NEAFC Scheme to add a code to Appendix 1b 2021-02-06 2021-02-06 view
Rec 13 2021: Amendments to Annexes XVa and XVb of the NEAFC Scheme to add an option to the back-up system 2021-02-06 2021-02-06 view
Rec 14 2021: Amendment to Rec 20 2020 on Introducing the ERS Implementation document to Annex IX of the NEAFC Scheme (FLUX Fishing Activities) 2021-02-06 2021-02-06 view
Rec 15 2021: Amendment to Rec 21 2020 on Introducing the ERS Implementation document to Annex IX of the NEAFC Scheme (FLUX Vessel Position) 2021-02-06 2021-02-06 view
Rec 16 2021: Adoption of Version 2 of the NEAFC FLUX Fishing Activities ERS Implementation document 2021-02-06 2021-02-06 view
Rec 17 2021: Amendment to Rec 02 2011 to remove species with stock code XXX from Annex IV 2021-02-06 2021-02-06 view
Rec 18 2021: Amendment to Article 7b in the NEAFC Scheme on garbage at sea and retrieval of lost gear 2021-02-06 2021-02-06 view
Rec 19 2021: Amendments to the NEAFC Rules of Procedure on observers 2021-02-06 2021-02-06 view
Rec 07 2020: Porbeagle 2020-02-07 2023-12-31 view
Rec 08 2020: Basking Shark 2020-02-07 2023-12-31 view
Rec 09 2020: Deep Sea Sharks 2020-02-07 2023-12-31 view
Rec 10 2020: Deep Sea Rays 2020-02-07 2023-12-31 view
Rec 11 2020: Deep Sea Chimaeras 2020-02-07 2023-12-31 view
Rec 14 2020: Introducing fall back procedures in Article 14 of the NEAFC Scheme 2020-02-07 2020-02-07 view
Rec 20 2020: Part 1 of 2 - Introducing the ERS Implementation in Annex IX of the Scheme (FLUX Fishing Activities) 2020-02-07 2020-02-07 view
Rec 20 2020: Part 2 of 2 - Introducing the ERS Implementation in Annex IX of the Scheme (FLUX Fishing Activities) 2020-02-07 2020-02-07 view
Rec 22 2020: Updating ISMS pursuant to Article 2 of Recommendation 11:2013 and Article 7.2 of Recommendation 08:2014 2020-02-07 2020-02-07 view
Rec 16 2019: Provide VMS and Catch Data to ICES 2019-02-07 2021-12-31 view
Rec 17 2019: Business Continuity 2019-02-07 2019-02-07 view
Rec 19 2019: Introducing ERS in NEAFC 2019-02-07 2019-02-07 view
Rec 07 2018: Deep-Sea Fisheries 2018-02-08 2018-02-08 view
Rec 16 2018: Adoption of UN/CEFACT International Standard 2018-02-08 2018-02-08 view
Rec 17 2018: Access to Meeting Documents, Amendment on NEAFC ISMS 2018-02-08 2018-02-08 view
Rec 10 2015: Shark Fins 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 view
Rec 11 2015: Sorting Grids for Shrimp Fisheries 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 view
Rec 19 2014: Protection of VME in NEAFC RA 2014-09-11 2022-12-31 view
Rec 08 2014: Guidelines and Terms and Conditions for the NEAFC Information Security Management System 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 view
Rec 11 2013: Recomendation on an Information Security Management System for NEAFC 2013-02-08 2013-02-08 view
Rec 02 2011: Monthly Statistics (as amended by Recommendations 17:2021, 23:2020, 13:2016, 17:2015 and 14: 2013) 2011-02-05 2011-02-05 view
Rec 16 2010: Discards Ban 2010 2010-03-03 2010-03-03 view
Rec 03 2006: Gill Nets 2006 2006-02-10 2006-02-10 view
Rec na 2004: Dispute Setttlement 2004 2008-10-04 2008-10-04 view
Rec 02 1986: Blue whiting mesh size 1986 1987-01-01 1987-01-01 view
Rec 01 1984: Capelin Mesh Size 1984 1985-01-01 1985-01-01 view