Report of the Working Group on the Assessment of Mackerel, Horse Mackerel, Sardine and Anchovy (WGMHSA), Sec 3
Due to the depleted level of the North sea stock the ACFM advice for 1998 and 1999 were the same as given since
− There should be no fishing for mackerel in Divisions IIIa and IVb,c at any time of the year;
− There should be no fishing for mackerel in Division IVa during the period 1 January–31 July;
− The 30 cm minimum landing size at present in force in Sub-area IV should be maintained.
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