Cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) in Subarea IV and Division IIIa (North Sea and Skagerrak and Kattegat)
The advice given in 2012 for 2013 and 2014 is reiterated for 2015: “Based on ICES approach to data-limited stocks, ICES advises that catches could be increased by a maximum of 20%. However, as species-specific landings data are not complete, it is not possible to quantify the current catch. ICES does not advise that an individual TAC be set for this stock, at present.
Additional measures should be identified that can regulate exploitation. Such measures may include seasonal and/or area closures, technical measures, and tailored measures for target fisheries. Such measures should be developed through stakeholder consultations, considering the overall mixed fisheries context.”
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