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Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) in subareas 1–10, 12, and 14 (Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters)

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posted on 2022-10-07, 08:45 authored by ICESICES

The advice given in 2012 for this stock is biennial and valid for 2013 and 2014 (see ICES, 2012a): “ICES advises on the basis of the precautionary approach that there should be no catches of basking shark, and that it should remain a species prohibited from being fished.” The advice is summarized in the table below.


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  • ACOM

Period covered by advice



ICES Advice: Recurrent advice