Whiting in Subarea VIII and Division IXa
New data (landings) available for this stock do not change the perception of the stock; therefore, the same catch advised for 2013 and for 2014 is valid for 2015. The advice for 2013 and for 2014 was: Based on the ICES approach to data-limited stocks, ICESadvises that catches should decrease by 20% in relation to the last three years average. Due to the uncertainty in the landings data, ICES is not able to quantify the resulting catch.
The advice for 2015 is the same catch advised for 2013 and for 2014 (even though its value cannot be quantified), not that a further 20% reduction in catch be implemented.
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