Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 4.b, Functional Unit 34 (central North Sea, Devil’s Hole)
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 minimum conservation size (MCS) and that fishery selection patterns do not change from the average (2008–2011),
catches in each of the years 2017 and 2018 should not exceed 492 tonnes. This would imply wanted catch of no more than
In order to ensure the stock in this functional unit (FU) is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the
functional unit level.
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