Sandeel (Ammodytes spp.) in divisions 4.b–c, Sandeel Area 1r (central and southern North Sea, Dogger Bank)
ICES advises that catches in 2016, on the basis of the MSY approach, would correspond to zero tonnes. However, in order to obtain samples to assess the status of the stock in 2017, ICES advises a monitoring TAC in 2016 with catches that should not exceed 5000 tonnes and an associated sampling protocol in the fishery.
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