Blackmouth dogfish (Galeus melastomus) in subareas 6 and 7 (West of Scotland, southern Celtic Seas, and English Channel)
ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, catches in 2016 could be increased by no more than 20% 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 highand highly variable, with a substantial part of the landings not reported at species level.
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