Spotted ray (Raja montagui) in Division IXa (west of Galicia, Portugal, and Gulf of Cadiz)
Based on the ICES approach to data-limited stocks, ICES advises that catches should be reduced by 20% from current levels. Based on estimated species-specific landings, this would imply landings of no more than 106 t in each of 2015 and 2016. Discards have not been quantified and there is some discard survival.
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