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Tope (Galeorhinus galeus) in subareas 1–10, 12 and 14 (the Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters)

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posted on 2022-07-18, 11:38 authored by ICESICES

The  advice  given  in  2012  for  2013  and  2014  is  reiterated  for  2015: “Based  on  ICES  approach  to  data-limited stocks, ICES advises that catches should be reduced by 20%. Because the data for catches of tope are not fully documented and considered unreliable (due to the historical use of generic landings categories), ICES is not in a position to quantify the result. Measures to identify pupping areas should be taken.” The advice is summarized in the table below.

NB: The advice  for  2015  is  the  same  catch  advice  than  for  2013  and 2014 (even  if  it  cannot  be  quantified)  not  that  a  further 20% reduction in catch be implemented. 

NB: new Advice will be provided in 2015.


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ICES Advice: Recurrent advice