Plaice in Subdivision 20 (Skagerrak)
This is the first time ICES advises on plaice in Skagerrak separately. Plaice in Skagerrak is considered to be closely associated with plaice in the North Sea, although local components are present in the area. Based on the ICES approach for data-limited stocks, ICES advises that catches should be no more than 8400 tonnes. In the depleted Eastern Skagerrak, no directed fisheries should occur and bycatch and discards should be minimized.
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