Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) in Division 4.a West (Northern North Sea, Fladen Ground)
The available information is inadequate to evaluate stock trends. The state of the stock is therefore unknown and there
is no basis for an advice.
In the absence of information on stock development, ICES recommends that effort should not be allowed to expand to
levels above the average for the years prior to the present absence of fishing activities (1999-2003), corresponding to
average landings of 1400 t, and that the fishery must be accompanied by mandatory programmes to collect catch and
effort data on both target and bycatch species.
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