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NEAFC request on appropriateness of NEAFC bottom fishing closures

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posted on 2022-02-02, 10:51 authored by ICESICES
ICES advises that all of the currently closed NEAFC RA [Regulatory Area] subareas continue to support VME habitats, VME elements, and VME indicators. If these closures were to be removed and bottom fishing to occur, there would be a risk of significant adverse impacts.