Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in subdivisions 22–31 (Baltic Sea, excluding the Gulf of Finland). Replacing advice provided in May 2023
Please note: The present advice replaces the advice given in May 2023 for catches in 2024
ICES advises that according to the MSY approach the catch of salmon in the mixed-stock at sea fisheries (both commercial and recreational in the off-shore and coastal areas) should be zero in 2024.
ICES advises that there should be zero catch of wild salmon in weak rivers in AU 5 and in Ljungan in AU 3 in 2024.
ICES advises that if spatial-temporal management can be implemented, some fishing opportunities would be possible. ICES considers that if sea fishing can be confined to existing coastal fisheries during the spawning migration (beginning of May to the end of August) in the Bothnian Bay (SD 31), total sea catch (both commercial and recreational) in this area of no more than 60 000 salmon could be taken.
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