Pollack (Pollachius pollachius) in Subarea 8 and Division 9.a (Bay of Biscay and Atlantic Iberian waters)
This is the first time that ICES analyses data for pollack in the Bay of Biscay and Atlantic Iberian waters ecoregion. Currently it is not clear whether there should be one or several management units. There is insufficient information to evaluate the status of pollack in Subarea VIII and Division IXa. Therefore, based on precautionary considerations, ICES advises that catches should not be allowed to increase in 2012.
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