White anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius) in Subarea 7 and divisions 8.a–b and 8.d (Celtic Seas, Bay of Biscay) - Replaced
ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2023 should be no more than 34 476 tonnes.
ICES notes the existence of a precautionary management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for this stock.
Management of catches of the two anglerfish species—black-bellied anglerfish (Lophius budegassa) and white anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius)—under a combined species total allowable catch (TAC) prevents effective control of the single-species exploitation rates and could lead to the overexploitation of either species.
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