Nephrops in FU 20 (Labadie) and FU 21 (Jones and Cockburn)
New data (catch and survey) available for this stock do not change the perception of the stock. Therefore, the advice for this fishery in 2015 is the same as the advice for 2014. This corresponds to landings of no more than 2500 tonnes. Considering that no discard ban is in place for 2015, and assuming that discard rates do not change from the average of the last two years (2012–2013) the resulting catch would be no more than 3366 tonnes.
In order to ensure the stock in this functional unit is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the functional unit level.
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