This high-level event was organised from 15 to 17 January 2018 in IFREMER (France), with the collaboration of many scientist bodies from France, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Australia, UK and Denmark. One of the main aspects of this round table was that it brought together experts with background in different disciplines covering biology, economy or social and political science. The inter-disciplinarity gathered enabled to analyze the decision support process and the status of the scientific advice in the process in fisheries from an original point of view based on the expert’s experience and the analyses from socio-political scientists specialized in the analysis of decision support and making process and/or in partnership approaches in fisheries. The main results from deliverables covered in Stage 1 and Stage 2 were transferred to the rest of the participants in the round table. In particular, the SWOT analysis developed in Stage 2, Task 3.1 was validated with a new SWOT developed during the round table for the broader geographical area covered by the participants.