ICES to share North Atlantic fisheries research data with UK under new MOU

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The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the UK government on the sharing of scientific information and advice relating to the North Atlantic and its adjacent seas.

The agreement calls for ICES to provide the UK with annual advice on fishing opportunities, as well as information on the state of marine ecosystems and the impacts of human activities. The UK may also request ICES for advice on an ad hoc basis.

The MOU took effect as of January 1, 2021 and will be reviewed and possibly revised every third year.

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