Norway lobster (Nephrops spp.) in Division IVa, FU 7 (Northern North Sea, Fladen Ground)
Please note: This advice was updated in November 2015.
ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2016 (assuming a landing obligation applies) should be no more than 8549 tonnes. If this stock is not under the EU landing obligation in 2016 and discard rates do not change from the average (2012–2014), this implies landings of no more than 8539 tonnes.In order to ensure the stock in this FU is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the functional unit level. Should the catch in this FU be lower than advised, the difference should not be transferred to other FUs.
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