Beaked Redfish (Sebastes mentella) in Subareas V, XII, XIV and NAFO Subareas 1+2 (Deep Pelagic stock > 500 m)
The 2009 landing and logbook data do not change the perception of the stock. The advice for the fishery in 2011 is therefore the same as the advice given in 2009 for the 2010 fishery: “ICES advises on the basis of precautionary considerations that the fishery be reduced below the 2008 level to 20 000 t and that a management plan be developed and implemented. ICES suggests that catches of Deep Pelagic S. mentella are set at 20 000 t as a starting point for the adaptive part of the management plan. Given the reduced abundance of this stock in recent years, a total catch limit of no greater than 20 000 tonnes should be implemented in 2010, irrespective of whether a management plan has been developed by that time or not.”
This advice will be updated in the fall of 2011 on the basis of new survey information.
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