Report of the Mackerel Working Group
According to a Council resolution at the 66th Statutory Meeting of ICES (C.Res.197S/2:42), the Mackerel Working Group met at Charlottenlund 23-27 April 1979 to:
a) assess the mackerel stocks in Sub-areas III, IV, VI, VII and VIII;
b) re-examine the need for an appropriate level of minimum landing size in Subareas VI, VII and VIII.
Further, the Working Group was asked by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Fishery Management (ACFM) of ICES to act on arequest by the Commission of the European Economic Community (EEC) to the ICES to:
c) consider whether, on the basis of available scientific data, there is any biological justifications to ban the catching of mackerel less than 30 cm in industrial fisheries according to areas. Should such a minimum fish size be considered for human consumption fisheries?
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