Norway lobster (Nephropsnorvegicus) in Divisions VIIa, VIIg, and VIIj – FU 19 (Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, Eastern Southwest of Ireland)
ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2016 (assuming zero discards) should be no more than 793 tonnes. If instead discard rates continue at recent values (average of 2012–2014) and there is no change in assumed discard survival rate, this implies landings of no more than 618 tonnes.
To ensure that the stock in functional unit (FU) 19 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the functional unit level.
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