EU request on sole (Solea solea) in Division IIIa (Skagerak-Kattegatt) and Subdivisions 22–24 (Southwestern Baltic Sea) - SELTRA trawl
reportposted on 2022-05-19, 08:13 authored by ICESICES
ICES advises that it is not able to quantify or provide an expert judgement on the likely reduction in cpue of sole in Division IIIaand Subdivisions 22–24 caused by the shift from 90 mm codend trawls to SELTRA trawls. This is due to the fact that no data on the difference in catchability of sole in the two trawl types are available, and therefore there is no quantitative information to quantify the assumed reduction. Moreover, there is no other literature or anectodal information on which to provide an expert judgement on the magnitude of such reduction. Therefore, ICES is unable to re-assess the stock of sole in Division IIIa and Subdivisions 22–24 based on a reduction in catchability in the SELTRA trawls.
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