Cod in Division VIIa (Irish Sea)
The 2012 advice for this stock was biennial and valid for 2013 and 2014. The new data available do not change the perception of the stock. Therefore, the same catch advice is still applicable for 2015 and 2016.
ICES advises on the basis of the MSY and precautionary approaches that there should be no directed fisheries,and bycatch and discards should be minimized in 2015 and 2016.
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