Black-bellied anglerfish (Lophius budegassa) in Subarea 7 and divisions 8.a–b and 8.d (Celtic Seas, Bay of Biscay)
ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, landings in 2016 should be no more than 10 757 tonnes. ICES cannot quantify the corresponding total catches.
Management of the two anglerfish species under a combined TAC prevents effective control of the single-species exploitation rates and could lead to overexploitation of either species.
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