Sprat in Division IIIa (Skagerrak –Kattegat)
New data (landings and surveys; 1st and 3rd Quarter IBTS, HERAS) available for this stock do not change the perception of the stock. New information indicates that there are discards of sprat that are unquantified and non-negligible. ICES advises on the basis of the data-limited approachthat wanted catch should be no more than 6787 tonnes. The resulting total catch cannot be quantified as discard data are not fully available.
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