Report of the Annual Meeting of Assessment Working Group Chairs (AMAWGC)
The ICES advice on fisheries is expected to emphasise longer term management issues. It will address the practical situation of fisheries management better by being both stock and fisheries-oriented and it will increasingly include ecosystem considerations. These changes are introduced as a response to changes in the policy and management environment including both recent international agreements and resolutions such as the WSSD 2002 declaration and
requirements from clients as expressed in the MOU between ICES and the European Commission.
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