ICES Workshop on Iberian mixed fisheries management plan evaluation of Southern hake, Nephrops and anglerfish (WKSHAKE2)
The ICES’ Workshop on Iberian mixed fisheries management plan evaluation of Southern hake, Nephrops and anglerfish [WKSHAKE2] (Chair: Carl O’Brien (UK)) was established in response to an EC request to develop harvest control rules (HCRs) for the mixed fishery of Southern hake, Nephrops and anglerfish.
Council Regulation (EC) N° 2166/2005 of 20 December 2005 established the rules for the recovery of the southern hake and Nephrops stocks in the Cantabrian Sea and Western Iberian Peninsula; and amended Council Regulation (EC) N° 850/98 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms. The plan aims at recovering the stock to a spawning stock biomass above 35 000 t and to reduce fishing mortality to 0.27 by 2015. The main elements of the plan are a 10% annual reduction in F and a ±15% constraint on TAC change over the years, following the Policy statement’s rules.
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