Blackmouth dogfish (Galeus melastomus) in Subarea 8 and Division 9.a (Bay of Biscay and Atlantic Iberian Waters)
ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, catches in 2016 should be decreased by 4% compared to the average of 2012–2014, with the catch value advised for 2016 also applicable to 2017. ICES is not able to quantify the resulting catches or landings. The exact levels of catch are unreliable as discard levels are considered to be high and highly variable and a substantial part of the landings is not reported at species level.
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