Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 6.a, Functional Unit 13 (West of Scotland, the Firth of Clyde, and the Sound of Jura)
reportposted on 2022-03-10, 08:28 authored by ICESICES
ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of 2013–2015, catches in 2017 should be no more than 6747 tonnes (5755 tonnes for the Firth of Clyde and 992 tonnes for the Sound of Jura). This implies landings of no more than 6185 tonnes (5276 tonnes for the Firth of Clyde and 909 tonnes for the Sound of Jura).
To ensure that Nephrops stocks are exploited sustainably, management of Nephrops in general should be implemented at the functional unit (FU) level. In this particular FU additional measures should be implemented to ensure landings taken in each subarea (Firth of Clyde and Sound of Jura) are in line with the advice.
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