Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) in Subarea 4 (North Sea)
ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2023 should be no more than 2432 tonnes.
Management of turbot and brill under a combined species TAC prevents effective control of the single-species exploitation rates and could lead to the overexploitation of either species. ICES advises that management should be implemented at the species level.
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