Herring (Clupea harengus) in Division IIIa and Subdivisions 22–24 (spring spawners) (Skagerrak and Kattegat, Western Baltic)
In the absence of agreed reference points, the state of the stock cannot be evaluated. SSB has been stable in recent years but is expected to decline rapidly due to poor recruitment. Fishing mortality has been stable and is estimated at 0.37, well above the candidate for Fmsy. From 2004 onwards, recruitment has been declining and is now at a record-low.
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