The SRC-WM formulated draft advice on the status of the western Mediterranean stocks, on issues related to fisheries in the subregion, including small-scale and recreational fisheries and the monitoring of Western Mediterranean fisheries. It updated the technical elements for the management of blackspot seabream (Pagellus bogaraveo) in the Strait of Gibraltar, and was informed of the progress on the implementation of the Research Programme on common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus). It also discussed on the status of the stocks, the assessment and management of both species and of small pelagics in Alboran sea. It also analysed and commented on two proposals for the establishment of fisheries restricted areas, one located in the Alboran Sea, (Cabliers Coral Mound Province) comprising GSAs 3 and 4, and another one in the Gulf of Lions, GSA 7 (Martí and Sete Canyons). Finally, it proposed a work plan for the 2022–2024 period.