Plaice in Divisions VIIh–k (Southwest of Ireland)
New data and assessment available for this stock do not change the perception of the stock. Therefore, the advice for this stock in 2015 is the same as the advice for 2014: Based on ICES approach to data-limited stocks, ICES advises that landings in 2014 should be no more than 135 t. Discards are known to take place but cannot be quantified; therefore total catches cannot be calculated.
Plaice in Division VIIj are overexploited and heavily discarded. ICES advises that management measures to reduce discards in the mixed fishery are needed.
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