Megrim (Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis) in divisions 7.b–k, 8.a–b, and 8.d (west and southwest of Ireland, Bay of Biscay). REPLACED
Please note: this advice was updated in October 2022 (ICES, 2022d).
ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2023 should be no more than 24 176 tonnes.
ICES notes the existence of a precautionary management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for this stock.
Management of catches of the two megrim species—megrim (Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis) and four-spot megrim (Lepidorhombus boscii)—under a combined species TAC prevents effective control of the single-species exploitation rates and could lead to the overexploitation of either species.
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