Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in divisions 7.g and 7.f, Functional Unit 22 (Celtic Sea, Bristol Channel)
ICES advises on the basis of the MSY approach that landings from FU 22 in 2014 should be no more than 2674 tonnes. If total discard rates do not change from the average of the last three years (2010–2012), this implies total catches of no more than 2937 tonnes. Note that this figure includes discards expected to survive the discarding process – assumed to be 25% of the total number discarded for this stock.
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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