Spotted ray (Raja montagui) in Subarea VIII (Bay of Biscay and Cantabrian Sea)
Based on the ICES approach to data-limited stocks, ICES advises that catches should be reduced by 20%. Based on estimated species-specific landings this would imply landings of 94 t in each of 2015 and 2016. Discards are known to take place but have only been quantified partially and there is some discard survival.
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