The ICES has issued its total allowable catch advice on Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) fishing opportunities for 2022

The ICES has issued its total allowable catch advice on Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) fishing opportunities for 2022

The International Council for the Exploration of the Seas has issued its totoal allowable catch advice on Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) fishing opportunities for 2022.

Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 6.a, Functional Unit 11 (West of Scotland, North Minch)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) is that when the MSY approach is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of the years 2018–2020, catches in 2022 should be no more than 3,853 tonnes.

To ensure that the stock in Functional Unit (FU) 11 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the FU level.

ICES notes the existence of a management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for Subarea 6. ICES considers this plan to be precautionary when implemented at the FU level.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 6.a, Functional Unit 12 (West of Scotland, South Minch)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) is that when the MSY approach is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of the years 2018–2020, catches in 2022 should be no more than 3,977 tonnes.

To ensure that the stock in Functional Unit (FU) 12 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the FU level.

ICES notes the existence of a management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for Subarea 6. ICES considers this plan to be precautionary when implemented at the FU level.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 6.a, Functional Unit 13 (West of Scotland, Firth of Clyde, and Sound of Jura)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) is that when the MSY approach is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of the years 2018–2020, catches in 2022 should be no more than 4235 tonnes (3607 tonnes for the Firth of Clyde and 628 tonnes for the Sound of Jura).

To ensure that the stock in Functional Unit (FU) 13 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the FU level. In this particular FU, additional measures should be implemented to ensure that landings taken in each subarea (the Firth of Clyde and the Sound of Jura) are in line with the advice.

ICES notes the existence of a management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for Subarea 6. ICES considers this plan to be precautionary when implemented at the FU level.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 7.a, Functional Unit 14 (Irish Sea, East)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) is that when the MSY approach is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of the years 2017–2019, catches in 2022 should be no more than 835 tonnes.

To ensure that the stock in Functional Unit (FU) 14 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the FU level.

ICES notes the existence of a management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for Subarea 7. ICES considers this plan to be precautionary when implemented at the FU level.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 7.a, Functional Unit 15 (Irish Sea, West)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) is that when the MSY approach is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of the years 2018–2020, catches in 2022 should be no more than 11,785 tonnes.

To ensure that the stock in Functional Unit (FU) 15 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the FU level.

ICES notes the existence of a management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for Subarea 7. ICES considers this plan to be precautionary when implemented at the FU level.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 7.b, Functional Unit 17 (west of Ireland, Aran grounds)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) is that when the EU multiannual plan (MAP) for Western Waters and adjacent waters is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of the years 2018–2020, catches in 2022 that correspond to the F ranges in the MAP are between 313 and 360 tonnes.

To ensure that the stock in Functional Unit (FU) 17 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the FU level.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in divisions 7.a, 7.g, and 7.j, Functional Unit 19 (Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, eastern part of southwest of Ireland)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) is that when the EU multiannual plan (MAP) for Western Waters and adjacent waters is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of the years 2018–2020, catches in 2022 that correspond to the F ranges in the MAP are between 363 and 407 tonnes.

To ensure that the stock in Functional Unit (FU) 19 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the FU level.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in divisions 7.b–c and 7.j–k, Functional Unit 16 (west and southwest of Ireland, Porcupine Bank)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) is that when the EU multiannual plan (MAP) for Western Waters and adjacent waters is applied, and assuming zero discards, catches in 2022 that correspond to the F ranges in the MAP are between 2261 and 2804 tonnes.

The entire range is considered precautionary when applying ICES advice rule. To ensure that the stock in FU 16 is exploited sustainably, management should be continued at the FU level.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in divisions 7.g and 7.f, Functional Unit 22 (Celtic Sea, Bristol Channel)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) is that when the MSY approach is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of the years 2018–2020, catches in 2022 should be no more than 1257 tonnes.

To ensure that the stock in Functional Unit (FU) 22 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the FU level. ICES notes the existence of a management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for Subarea 7.

ICES considers this plan to be precautionary when implemented at the FU level.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in divisions 7.g and 7.h, functional units 20–21 (Celtic Sea)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) is that when the MSY approach is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of the years 2018–2020, catches in 2022 should be no more than 1978 tonnes.

To ensure that the stock in functional units (FUs) 20–21 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the level of the combined FU 20–21.

ICES notes the existence of a management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for Subarea 7. ICES considers this plan to be precautionary when implemented at the FU level.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 3.a, functional units 3 and 4 (Skagerrak and Kattegat)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) is that when the EU multiannual plan (MAP) for the North Sea is applied, catches in 2022 that correspond to the F ranges in the MAP are between 10,241 tonnes and 14,449 tonnes, assuming recent discard rates.

The entire range is considered precautionary when applying ICES advice rule.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 4.a, Functional Unit 7 (northern North Sea, Fladen Ground)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of the years 2018–2020, catches in 2022 should be no more than 14,803 tonnes.

To ensure that the stock in Functional Unit (FU) 7 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the functional unit level. The catch in FU 7 has been lower than advised in recent years, and if the difference is transferred to other FUs, this could result in non-precautionary exploitation of those FUs.

ICES notes the existence of a management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for Subarea 4. ICES considers this plan to be precautionary when implemented at the functional unit level.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 4.a, Functional Unit 9 (central North Sea, Moray Firth)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) is advises that when the MSY approach is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of the years 2018–2020, catches in 2022 should be no more than 2,062 tonnes.

To ensure that the stock in Functional Unit (FU) 9 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the functional unit level. ICES notes the existence of a management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for Subarea 4. ICES considers this plan to be precautionary when implemented at the functional unit level.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 4.b, Functional Unit 6 (central North Sea, Farn Deeps)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of the years 2018–2020, catches in 2022 should be no more than 1,940 tonnes.

To ensure that the stock in Functional Unit (FU) 6 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the functional unit level. Any substantial transfer of the current surplus fishing opportunities from other FUs to FU 6 could rapidly lead to overexploitation. ICES notes the existence of a management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for Subarea 4. ICES considers this plan to be precautionary when implemented at the functional unit level.

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Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Division 4.b, Functional Unit 8 (central North Sea, Firth of Forth)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, and assuming that discard rates and fishery selection patterns do not change from the average of the years 2018–2020, catches in 2022 should be no more than 3,216 tonnes.

To ensure that the stock in Functional Unit (FU) 8 is exploited sustainably, management should be implemented at the functional unit level. ICES notes the existence of a management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for Subarea 4. ICES considers this plan to be precautionary when implemented at the functional unit level.

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