The advisory committee of ICES met during the 2022 Annual science conference in Dublin. It was a hybrid meeting. It considered conservation status advice, new VME advice, reference points and rebuilding frameworks (in principle approving 3 further workshops) and next steps for alternative perceptions of advice from stakeholders (with approval to hold a workshop with a subgroup of MIACO on the issue). The work of the benchmark oversight group was discussed and there was a frank exploration of the decision process in ACOM and ramifications of ACOM members disagreeing in other parts of the process. In a joint session with SCICOM, the issues of integrated monitoring and gender awareness, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion were addressed. The impact of deviations from management plans in ICES were discussed (with approval to hold a workshop with a subgroup of MIRIA on the issue). The need for training and equitable repre-sentation was explored with no agreement by the committee and progress to mitigate the sus-pension of experts from the Russian Federation on advice was reviewed, given the ACOM lead-ership a further mandate to explore solutions. The committee remembered Dr Sarah Kraak, who passed away in 2022.