Report of the Regional Coordination Meeting for the North Atlantic 2014 (RCM NA 2014)
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AuthorsRodríguez-Gutiérrez, J. (José); Juárez, A. (Ana); Zenner, A.; Harley, B.; Elson, J.; Beek, F.; Zarauz, L.; Mugerza, E.; McCorminck, H.; Reis, D.; Ulleweit, J.; Pout, A.; Dintheer, C.; Azevedo, M.; Dias, M.; Bertelsen, M.; Kjems-Nielsen, H.; Drukker, B.
The 11th RCM North Atlantic was held in Horta (Portugal) 22-26 September 2014. Due to the delayed introduction of the revised DCF the European Commission decided a roll-over in 2013 meaning Member States National Programmes 2011-2013 remains unchanged for the period 2014-2017. The limitations this decision brings for coordination of current MS national programmes have allowed RCM NA to focus in three major different aspects of the data collection where a better integration –as stated by article 4 Commission Decision 665/2008— is currently needed. 1. Concurrent sampling One of the major changes in the DCF that came into force in 2009 was a shift towards concurrent sampling: a sampling strategy covering the sampling of all species during sampling operations. Via this strategy the DCF is able to facilitate the data demands of the existing stock-based assessments as well as serving the revised needs for the ecosystem approach to ...
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