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 01 2019: Redfish in the Irminger Sea 2019-03-01 2019-12-31 view
Rec 02 2019: Blue Whiting 2019-02-07 2019-12-31 view
Rec 03 2019: Herring 2019-02-07 2019-12-31 view
Rec 04 2019: Mackerel 2019-02-07 2019-12-31 view
Rec 05 2019: Haddock 2019-02-07 2019-12-31 view
Rec 06 2019: Roundnose, roughead, Roughsnout and Other Grenadiers 2019-02-07 2019-12-31 view
Rec 07 2019: Roundnose, Roughead, Roughsnout and Other Grenadiers on the Hatton Rockall Bank 2019-02-07 2019-12-31 view
Rec 08 2019: Spurdog 2019-02-07 2020-12-31 view
Rec 09 2019: Amendment to Article 21 of NEAFC Scheme 2019-02-07 2019-02-07 view
Rec 10 2019: Amendments to Article 25.1 of NEAFC Scheme 2019-02-07 2019-02-07 view
Rec 11 2019: Amendment to Article 34 of NEAFC Scheme 2019-02-07 2019-02-07 view
Rec 12 2019: Amendments to Annex 1b to NEAFC Scheme 2019-02-07 2019-02-07 view
Rec 13 2019: Amendments to Annex 1 of NEAFC Scheme 2019-02-07 2019-02-07 view
Rec 14 2019: Amendments to Annex XV a) and b) of NEAFC Scheme 2019-02-07 2019-02-07 view
Rec 15 2019: Amendments to Annex XVI of NEAFC Scheme 2019-02-07 2019-02-07 view
Rec 16 2019: Provide VMS and Catch Data to ICES 2019-02-07 2019-12-21 view
Rec 17 2019: Business Continuity 2019-02-07 2019-02-07 view
Rec 18 2019: Update to Article 3 - Risk Management of NEAFC ISMS 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 11 2018: Changes to Article 22 of NEAFC Scheme 2018-02-08 2018-02-08 view
Rec 12 2018: Changes to Article 23 of NEAFC Scheme 2018-02-08 2018-02-08 view
Rec 13 2018: Changes to Article 25 of NEAFC Scheme 2018-02-08 2018-02-08 view
Rec 14 2018: Adding Annex XII c) to NEAFC Scheme 2018-02-08 2018-02-08 view
Rec 15 2018: Changes to Annex XVa and XVb (Forms PSC 1 and 2) 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 07 2017: Blue Ling in ICES Area XIV 2017-02-09 2020-12-31 view
Rec 10 2017: Deep-sea Sharks 2017-02-09 2019-12-31 view
Rec 11 2017: Deep-sea Rays (Rajiformes) 2017-02-09 2019-12-31 view
Rec 12 2017: Deep-sea Chimaeras 2017-02-09 2019-12-31 view
Rec 07 2016: Porbeagle: 2016 - 2019 2016-02-04 2019-12-31 view
Rec 08 2016: Basking Shark 2016 - 2019 2016-02-04 2019-12-31 view
Rec 13 2016: Amendments to Statistics Recommendation (02:2011) 2016-02-04 2016-02-04 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 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