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Megrim (Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis) in divisions 7.b–k, 8.a–b, and 8.d (west and southwest of Ireland, Bay of Biscay)

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posted on 2024-01-25, 08:04 authored by ICESICES

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2024 should be no more than 23 303 tonnes.

ICES notes the existence of a precautionary management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for this stock.

The use of combined species TAC for the two megrim species, megrim (Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis) and four-spot megrim (Lepidorhombus boscii), prevents effective control of the single-species exploitation rates and could lead to the overexploitation of either species.


Published under the auspices of the following ICES Steering Group or Committee

  • ACOM

Period covered by advice



ICES Advice: Recurrent advice

Recommended citation

ICES. 2023. Megrim (Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis) in divisions 7.b-k, 8.a-b, and 8.d (west and southwest of Ireland, Bay of Biscay). In Report of the ICES Advisory Committee, 2023. ICES Advice 2023, meg.27.7b-k8abd.