Iceland request to evaluate the current management plan for haddock in Icelandic waters, input data, and stock assessment
ICES has conducted a benchmark assessment and revised biological reference points.
ICES advises that the harvest control rule for haddock in 5.a proposed in the request is not considered precautionary. If the harvest rate is reduced from 0.4 to 0.35 and MGT Btrigger is modified to 49 400t (=Bpa), the HCR would be consistentwith both the precautionary principle and the ICES MSY approach
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