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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). REPLACED

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posted on 2024-01-25, 07:57 authored by ICESICES

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.

History

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

  • ACOM

Period covered by advice

2023

Series

ICES Advice: Recurrent advice

Recommended citation

ICES. 2022. 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, 2022. ICES Advice 2022, meg.27.7b–k8abd, https://doi.org/10.17895/ices.advice.19448057