Additional catch options for herring (Clupea harengus) in Divisions VIIa south of 52°30’N and VIIg,h,j,k (Irish Sea, Celtic Sea and southwest of Ireland)
ICES revised the short-term forecast for 2015 using the output of the 2015 assessment and the updated reference points from the 2015 benchmark. ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2015 should be no more than 21404 tonnes.
Taking into account the revised catch forecast for 2015, ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2016 should be no more than 17 228 tonnes.
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