This group is chaired by Enrique Paz (Opacan), vice-President : Serge Larzabal (CNPMEM- France)
and is responsible for all stocks fished in the water column (tuna, anchovy, sardine, etc.).This group has supported all the decisions taken on the long-term management of anchovies in the Bay of Biscay, which is the SWWAC's key species.
It is regularly called upon to give opinions on fishing opportunities of tunas and on new developments related to them. All the pelagic stocks are also monitored, and opinions can be given as and when required.