Mixed-fisheries advice for divisions 7.b-c and 7.e-k (Celtic Sea)
reportposted on 2022-03-10, 08:27 authored by ICESICES
ICES cannot recommend specific mixed-fisheries catch opportunities as no mixed-fisheries management objectives are available. Six example scenarios are presented, taking into account the single-stock advice for fisheries catching cod, haddock, and whiting, as well as fishing patterns and catch compositions observed in 2015. Total catch is forecast, except for cod where discards are uncertain and so only landings are presented.
Under the “minimum” scenario the cod TAC limits catches of haddock and whiting, resulting in a 44% and 64% undershoot in quota uptake, respectively. Under the “maximum” scenario, the whiting TAC is fully utilized but there is an overshoot of the cod and haddock TACs by 193% and 65%, respectively.
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