EU request for ICES to provide advice on a revision of the contribution of TACs to fisheries management and stock conservation
ICES is requested to analyse for a list of stocks (as specified below) the role of the Total Allowable Catch instrument. It is asked to assess the risks of removing TAC for each case analysed in light of the requirement to ensure that the stock concerned remains within safe biological limits in the short and middle term. ICES is further requested to assess the potential contribution of the application of other conservation tools in absence of TACs to the requirement that the stock concerned remains within safe biological limits.
In cases where the uses of TAC should be continued, ICES is asked to analyse a possible approach to contribute to inter-annual stability of TACs.
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