Sandy ray (Leucoraja circularis) in subareas 6–7 (West of Scotland, southern Celtic Seas, English Channel)
ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, landings should be no more than 27 tonnes in each of the years 2023 and 2024. ICES cannot quantify the corresponding catches.
Management of the catches of skates and rays under a combined TAC prevents effective control of single-stock exploitation rates and could lead to overexploitation of some species.
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