BSAC Rules of Procedures

The processes followed, deadlines for approval and timing of meetings are all detailed in the Rules of Procedure of the organisation, lastly updated in May 2019. While most are dictated by legal texts, the organisation has also the freedom to organise itself as it sees fit.

BSAC Rules of Procedure
Working Group Procedures
Management Team Terms of Reference
BSAC Best Practises
BSAC Code of Conduct

Membership application form

BSAC Protocol for new and existing members

Evaluation of the BSAC approved by ExCom 290121


Reimbursement Guidelines 2023-2024- revised

Reimbursement form 2023-2024 for BSAC members and experts- revised

Declaration for small scale fishermen for 2023-2024

Mandate form

EU Regulation

The Baltic Sea Advisory Council (BSAC) was initially established in 2006. This was kicked off by the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy of 2002.

A new reform of the Common Fisheries Policy was finalised in December 2013. A new regulation has been adopted in which the role and function of the Advisory Councils has been included. This is the so-called Basic Regulation.

A Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/242 came into force on 9th October 2014 and lays down detailed rules on the functioning of the Advisory Council under the CFP. Some parts of that Regulation were amended by a Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1575 of 23rd June 2017. Some more amendments were made with Delegated Regulation 2022/24 of 8th December 2021.

Decisions on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea are taken by the Council in October each year for the next one. 

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