Working Group on Mixed Fisheries Advice (WGMIXFISH-ADVICE; outputs from 2021 meeting)
reportposted on 2022-01-13, 00:00 authored by ICESICES
The ICES Working Group on Mixed Fisheries Advice (WGMIXFISH-ADVICE) met remotely to produce mixed fisheries forecasts for the Bay of Biscay, Celtic Sea, Iberian Waters and North Sea. Mixed fisheries advice highlights the potential implications of single-stock (total allowable catch and effort) management on the catches of multiple stocks caught together in mixed fisheries. It takes into account past fishing patterns and catchability of the different fleets, and the TAC advice produced by the single-stock advice groups, to provide quantitative forecast of over- and under-exploitation of the different stocks given mixed fishery interactions. The mixed fisheries forecasts were produced using the “FCube” (Fleet and Fishery Forecasts) methodology for the Celtic Sea, and on the “FLBEIA” (Fisheries Library Bio-Economic ImpaPrct Assessment) methodology for the Bay of Biscay, Iberian Waters and North Sea.
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