Sandeel (Ammodytes spp.) in Division 6.a (West of Scotland)
The 2012 advice for this stock is biennial and valid for 2013 and 2014: “Based on the ICES approach to data limited stocks, and taking into account the absence of landings in recent years, ICES advises that no increase of the catches should take place unless there is evidence that this will be sustainable”.There are no new data available that change the perception of the stock. Therefore, the same advice is also applicable for 2015 and 2016.
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