As part of its ongoing work to monitor, advise and improve on the outcomes of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy, Seas At Risk and the Fisheries Secretariat have since 2010 produced briefings on technical aspects of fisheries management in advance of meetings of EU Fisheries Ministers. 

These briefings are sent to all relevant national departments and are publicly available below.

 

2017 Council Briefs 

JULY COUNCIL BRIEF - Fishing opportunities 2018 

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Annex 1 - On the Communication from the Commission on the State of Play of the Common Fisheries Policy and Consultation on the Fishing Opportunities for 2018

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2016 Council Briefs

DECEMBER COUNCIL BRIEF Letter to Ministers 

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Annex 1 - Recommendations 2017 fishing opportunities

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NOVEMBER COUNCIL BRIEF Letter to Ministers on Council Regulation fixing for 2017 and 2018 fishing opportunities for Union fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks

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Annex 1 - on Council Regulation fixing for 2017 and 2018 the fishing opportunities for Union fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks

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OCTOBER Council Brief Letter to Ministers on 2017 Baltic TACs 

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Annex 1 

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AUGUST: Joint NGO position paper on the European Commission’s proposal for a new Technical Measures Framework

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JUNE COUNCIL BRIEF Letter to Ministers on 2017 fishing opportunities

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Annex 1 - 2017 fishing opportunities

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MAY COUNCIL BRIEF

Annex I - Freshwater aquaculture in the Data Collection Framework (DCF)

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JANUARY COUNCIL BRIEF

Revision of the Data Collection Framework (DCF)

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2015 Council Briefs

DECEMBER COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Ministers

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Annex I - on fishing opportunities in North Sea and Atlantic 2016

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OCTOBER COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Ministers

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Annex I - 2016 Baltic fishing opportunities

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JUNE COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Ministers

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APRIL COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Ministers

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Annex I - Baltic Sea Multiannual plan

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2014 Council briefs

DECEMBER COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to the Ministers

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Annex 1 on fishing opportunities in NS and Atlantic 2015

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NOVEMBER COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Ministers

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Annex 1 on fishing opportunities for deep sea stocks 2015

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SEPTEMBER COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Ministers

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Annex I - Baltic TACs 2015

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JUNE COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Ministers

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Annex I - Fishing opportunities in 2015

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2013 Council Briefings

DECEMBER COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Ministers

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Annex I - Joint position paper SAR and FISH on fishing opportunities for 2014

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NOVEMBER COUNCIL BRIEF - EMFF trialogue discussions - Annex I

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Annex I - Letter to ministers

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MAY COREPER BRIEF - Letter to the Committee of Permanent Representatives

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APRIL PARLIAMENT BRIEF - Letter to the European Parliament Fisheries Committee

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Annex I - Input on the EMFF

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FEBRUARY COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to ministers

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Annex 1 - Input on completion of the Council General Approach

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JANUARY COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Fisheries Attachés

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2012 Council Briefings

DECEMBER COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to ministers

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Annex I - Joint position paper SAR and FISH on fishing opportunities for 2013

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NOVEMBER COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to ministers

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Annex I - Deep Sea TACs 2013-2014

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OCTOBER COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter

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Annex 1 - Key aspects of a general approach to the EMFF

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Annex 2 - Baltic Sea TACs 2013

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Annex 3 - Deep Sea TACs 2013-2014

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SEPTEMBER COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to ministers

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Annex 1 - NGO position on changing EMFF funding priorities

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Annex 2 - No aid for engine modernisation or replacement

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Annex 3 - Making financial assistance conditional

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JULY COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to ministers

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Annex I - Fishing opportunities in 2013

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JUNE COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to ministers

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Annex I - Key aspects of a general approach to CFP reform

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MAY Council brief - Letter to ministers

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Annex I - Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY)

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Annex II - European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

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APRIL COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Ministers

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Annex I - Transferable Fishing Concessions (TFCs)

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Annex II - Regionalisation

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MARCH COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Ministers

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Annex I - Joint position paper of SAR and FISH on 
organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products (COM(2011)416)

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Annex II - Reaction to the Commission’s proposal for a future EU Maritime
and Fisheries Fund

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2011 Council Briefings

DECEMBER COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Ministers

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Annex I - Joint position paper SAR and FISH on fishing opportunities for 2012

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Annex II - Comments on the proposal for Baltic Salmon Multiannual plan

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OCTOBER COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Ministers

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Annex I - Baltic stocks

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JULY COUNCIL BRIEF - Letter to Ministers

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Annexd I - OCEAN2012 on the CFP reform package

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JUNE COUNCIL BRIEF
Letter to the Ministers

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Annex I: Fishing opportunities in 2012

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MARCH COUNCIL BRIEF
Letter to the Ministers

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Annex I - OCEAN2012 position paper on discards

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