EC request - Scientific surveys for deep water fisheries
ICES advises that the following fisheries independent surveys should be extended or established to meet current and near-future requirements for stock assessment and ecosystem monitoring.
• A coordinated deep-water trawl survey to cover ICES Subareas VI and VII and Divisions Vb and XIIb that incorporates the existing deep-water trawl survey from Scotland and the now discontinued survey from Ireland;
• A coordinated international longline survey covering ICES Subarea VIII and Division IXa.
Published under the auspices of the following ICES Steering Group or Committee