Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) in Subarea IV (North Sea) and Division IIIa (Skagerrak) - update
The present advice replaces the advice given for this stock in June 2015.
ICES advises that when the second stage of the EU management plan (Council Regulation No. 676/2007) is applied, catches in 2016 should be no more than 216 345 tonnes in Subarea IV and Division IIIa (Skagerrak part) combined. If discard rates do not change from the average (2012–2014), this implies landings of no more than 159 197 tonnes.
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