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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 4.a, Functional Unit 10 (northern North Sea, Noup)
reportposted on 2022-03-10, 08:27 authored by ICESICES
ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, and under the assumptions that discarding would occur only below the minimum conservation size (MCS) and that fishery selection patterns do not change from the average (2013–2015), catches in each of the years 2017 and 2018 should not exceed 40 tonnes. This would imply wanted catch of no more than 38 tonnes.
In order to ensure the stock in this FU is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the functional unit level.
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