The Pelagic RAC prepares and provides advice on the management of pelagic fish stocks on behalf of the fisheries sector and other stakeholders. It covers the pelagic stocks of all the areas, excluding the stocks in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean Sea. The Pelagic RAC was established in 2005, and consists of a General Assembly, an Executive Committee and two Working Groups. KFO is represented at all these levels.
Most practical work is done by working groups drawn from members of the General Assembly. WG I deals with herring and mackerel while WG2 deals with horse mackerel, blue whiting and boarfish and is chaired by Sean O’Donoghue.
The work of Pelagic RAC is supported by a secretariat based in Rijswijk, the Netherlands.