Atlantic salmon from the Northeast Atlantic
Summary of advice for fishing season 2023/2024
The advice provided in 2021 remains valid for the 2023/2024 fishing season (see ICES, 2021a).
ICES was advised by the NASCO NEAC Framework of Indicators (FWI) Working Group that, when the FWI was applied in January 2023, it did not indicate that the pre-fishery abundance (PFA) forecast for 2022 had been underestimated. This meant that no re-assessment of the existing management advice for the Faroes fishery was required from ICES in 2023 and that the 2021 ICES advice remains valid. That advice states that when the MSY approach is applied, there are no mixed‑stock fisheries options on the four constituent NEAC complexes at the Faroes for the 2023/2024 fishing seasons.
ICES advice on conservation aspects
ICES advises that: all non-fisheries related anthropogenic mortalities should be minimized (direct effects on salmon survival); and the quantity and quality of salmon habitats should be restored; connectivity should be restored, as well as the physical, chemical, and biological properties of those habitats (indirect effects).
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