Report of the Regional Coordination Meeting for the North Atlantic (RCM NA) 2015
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AuthorsRodríguez-Gutiérrez, J. (José); Juárez, A. (Ana); Elliot, M.; Elson, J.; Armstrong, M.; McCormick, H.; Ulleweit, J.; Stransky, C.; Pout, A.; Dintheer, C.; Azevedo, M.; Dias, M.; Reis, D.; Bertelsen, M.; Drukker, B.; Kostopoulou, V.; Zarauz, L.
KeywordsRegional coordination, Data collection
The 12th RCM North Atlantic was held in Hamburg (Germany) 14-18 September 2015. The main purpose of the RCM is to coordinate the National Programmes (NP) of the Member States (MS) in the North Atlantic region. National Programmes for 2011-2013 have been rolled over for the period 2014-2016. Therefore, the main focus at this year was to improve regional data collection, analysis and storage and the evolution towards Regional Coordination Groups (RCG).The impact of the introduction of the landing obligation and preparations for its implementation was also discussed taking into account possible changes in scientific sampling schemes. The participation of four National Correspondents make possible to address National administration issues related to the oncoming EU MAP. A data call was launched by the chairs of the RCM NA, RCM Baltic and RCM NS&EA where MS were requested to upload data for 2014 in the regional database (RDB Fishframe) hosted by ICES. All MS except France and Northern Ireland ...