Annual Meeting between ICES and Requesters of ICES Advice (MIRIA)
reportposted on 2021-04-21, 00:00 authored by ICESICES
The annual meeting between ICES and Requesters of ICES Advice (MIRIA) took place online in January 2021. Most of the organisations with formal advice agreements and memoranda of un-derstanding, and a number of ICES member countries participated. This was the first time that MIRIA took place through remote means. The meeting covered a review of the advice and advice processes in 2020, the new guide to ICES advice, the measures taken to assess and mitigate the disruption caused by COVID-19 pandemic, a discussion and survey on the ecosystem and fisheries overviews, and future advice needs of the requesters. During Any Other Business the issue of survivability of discards was discussed. The discussions and information shared are used by ACOM to ensure the saliency of the science and the appropriateness of the advice to the needs of the requesters. Bilateral meetings with in-dividual organisations and member countries also take place in the environs of MIRIA. These are not reported in this report.
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