Nephrops in Irish Sea West (FU 15)
ICES advises that, on the basis of the MSY approach and considering that no discard ban is in place in 2015, landings should be no more than 8223 tonnes. Assuming that discard rates do not change from the average of the last three years (2011–2013) the resulting catch would be no more than 9922 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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