Thornback ray (Raja clavata) in Division 9.a (Atlantic Iberian waters)
ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, landings should be no more than 1452 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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