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Report of the Industrial Fisheries Working Group

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At the Statutory Meeting in 1988, it was decided (C.Res.1988/ 2:4:8) that the Industrial Fisheries Working Group (Chairman: Mr H. Gislason) should meet at ICES Headquarters from 29 March 4 April 1989 to:

a) consider the report of the Multispecies Assessment Working Group;

b) estimate monthly quantities and quarterly geographical distribution and size composition of by-catches of herring, cod, haddock, whiting, mackerel, and saithe taken in· the fisheries for Norway pout, sandeel, and sprat in the North Sea and adjacent waters and report them to the relevant assessment working groups;

c) assess the status of the stocks of the target species in the industrial fisheries, i.e., sprat in Sub-area IV and Divisions lIla, VIa, and VIld,e and Norway pout and sandeel in Sub-area IV and Divisions lIla and VIa;

d) provide quarterly catch-at-age and catch weight-at-age data and information on distribution at different ages by quarter for for 1988 as input for the multispecies VPA. and stock mean the relative North Sea stocks In addition, the Working Group received, through the ICES Secretariat, a request to:

e) assess the effects upon the North Sea sandeel stocks of catches of O-group sandeel and consider the necessity for and, if appropriate, the means of protecting this component of the stock.


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