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NEAFC request on the efficacy of the Rockall haddock closure in protection of juvenile haddock

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posted on 2022-02-22, 00:00 authored by ICESICES
The Rockall Haddock Box does coincide with areas of high juvenile and adult haddock densities, with high densities also observed outside the box to the northeast. For most years since the closure, haddock densities of age classes 1+ have been higher inside than outside the box. The overall impact of the current closure area on the Rockall haddock stock continues to be difficult to assess.


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