The BSAC meeting was on Monday 18th January 2021. It was from 9.00 - 14.00 CET with a break for lunch (somewhere between 11.00 - 12.00)

It was chaired by Michael Andersen, chair of the BSAC Demersal WG

Draft agenda 


The Commission has to do an evaluation of the Technical Measures Regulation. Its report is delayed until 2021. The report will consider information from Member States and the Advisory Councils. DG Mare has prepared a questionnaire for the Advisory Councils:
The Commission letter to ACs on the Technical Measures Regulation and questionnaire 
The Technical Measures Regulation is here
The response from the BSAC will not be limited to the questions asked. In advance of the meeting, the Secretariat will group the questions, and send this out in advance. Find it here:  click 
The ICES reply to the request in review of innovative gears (see question 12) is here: click
The deadline for a reply to the Commission is 15th February 2021.