The ICES has released its advice on fishing opportunities 2022 for demersal stocks

The ICES has released its advice on fishing opportunities 2022 for demersal stocks

The ICES has released its advice on fishing opportunities, catch and effort for 2022 for the Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, North Sea, West of Scotland and English Channel.

Below is a summary of the ICES advice on fishing opportunities for 2022 for demersal species along with a link to the full advice.

Whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in Division 6.a (West of Scotland)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 4114 tonnes.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/whg.27.6a.pdf

Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) in divisions 7.h–k (Celtic Sea South, southwest of Ireland)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 114 tonnes

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/ple.27.7h-k.pdf

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in Division 6.b (Rockall)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 5825 tonnes. ICES notes the existence of a precautionary management plan, developed and adopted by some of the relevant management authorities for this stock.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/had.27.6b.pdf

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EU standing request on catch scenarios for zero TAC stocks 2021; cod (Gadus morhua) in Division 6.a (West of Scotland) and whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in Division 7.a (Irish Sea)

ICES has provided estimates of the likely catches of several stocks under the assumption that TACs for the target stocks are set in line with ICES advice. • For cod in Division 6.a, catches in 2022 are estimated to be between 1319 tonnes and 2362 tonnes, assuming that the fishing mortality on cod changes by the same proportion as the changes advised for saithe or haddock. Under the scenario resulting in lower catch, spawning-stock biomass (SSB) in 2023 is expected to increase by 17% while the higher catch option is expected to result in a decrease in SSB of 25%. • For whiting in Division 7.a, forecasted bycatch levels in 2022 are 957 tonnes, using a model of whiting bycatch in the Nephrops fishery and assuming 7998 tonnes of Nephrops catches in 2022. This is expected to result in a 12% increase in SSB in 2023.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/Special_Requests/eu.2021.07e.pdf

Pollack (Pollachius pollachius) in subareas 6–7 (Celtic Seas and the English Channel)

ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, commercial catches in 2022 should be no more than 3360 tonnes.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/pol.27.67.pdf

Megrim (Lepidorhombus spp.) in divisions 4.a and 6.a (northern North Sea, West of Scotland)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 7350 tonnes. ICES notes the existence of a precautionary management plan, developed and adopted by some of the relevant management authorities for this stock

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/lez.27.4a6a.pdf

Sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) in divisions 4.b–c, 7.a, and 7.d–h (central and southern North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel, Bristol Channel, and Celtic Sea)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, total removals† in 2022 should be no more than 2216 tonnes. ICES notes the existence of a precautionary management plan, developed and adopted by some of the relevant management authorities for this stock.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/bss.27.4bc7ad-h.pdf

Sole (Solea solea) in divisions 7.f and 7.g (Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 1320 tonnes. ICES notes the existence of a precautionary management plan, developed and adopted by some of the relevant management authorities for this stock.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/sol.27.7fg.pdf

Sole (Solea solea) in Division 7.e (western English Channel)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 1810 tonnes. ICES notes the existence of a precautionary management plan, developed and adopted by some of the relevant management authorities for this stock.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/sol.27.7e.pdf

Cod (Gadus morhua) in divisions 7.e–k (western English Channel and southern Celtic Seas)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach and precautionary considerations are applied, there should be zero catch in 2022. ICES notes the existence of a precautionary management plan, developed and adopted by some of the relevant management authorities for this stock.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/cod.27.7e-k.pdf

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in divisions 7.b–k (southern Celtic Seas and English Channel)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 15 946 tonnes. ICES notes the existence of a precautionary management plan, developed and adopted by some of the relevant management authorities for this stock.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/had.27.7b-k.pdf

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in Division 7.a (Irish Sea)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 2761 tonnes. ICES notes the existence of a precautionary management plan, developed and adopted by some of the relevant management authorities for this stock.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/had.27.7a.pdf

Sole (Solea solea) in divisions 7.h–k (Celtic Sea South, southwest of Ireland)

ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 213 tonnes.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/sol.27.7h-k.pdf

Whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in Division 7.a (Irish Sea)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach and precautionary considerations are applied, there should be zero catches in 2022 and 2023.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/whg.27.7a.pdf

Whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in Division 6.b (Rockall)

ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, landings should be no more than 7 tonnes in each of the years 2022, 2023, 2024. ICES cannot quantify the corresponding total catches.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/whg.27.6b.pdf

Sole (Solea solea) in Division 7.a (Irish Sea)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 787 tonnes.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/sol.27.7a.pdf

Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) in divisions 7.f and 7.g (Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea)

ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 1735 tonnes

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/ple.27.7fg.pdf

Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) in Division 7.e (western English Channel)

ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 1742 tonnes.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/ple.27.7e.pdf

Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) in Division 7.a (Irish Sea)

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, total catches in 2022 should be no more than 2747 tonnes.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/ple.27.7a.pdf

Cod (Gadus morhua) in Division 7.a (Irish Sea)

ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 74 tonnes.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/cod.27.7a.pdf

Saithe (Pollachius virens) in subareas 4 and 6, and in Division 3.a (North Sea, Rockall and West of Scotland, Skagerrak and Kattegat)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 49 614 tonnes. ICES notes the existence of a precautionary management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for this stock.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/pok.27.3a46.pdf

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in Subarea 4, Division 6.a, and Subdivision 20 (North Sea, West of Scotland, Skagerrak)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, total catches in 2022 should be no more than 128 708 tonnes. ICES notes the existence of a precautionary management plan, developed and adopted by one of the relevant management authorities for this stock.

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/had.27.46a20.pdf

Brill (Scophthalmus rhombus) in Subarea 4 and divisions 3.a and 7.d–e (North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat, English Channel)

ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, catches in 2022 should be no more than 1878 tonnes. Management of brill and turbot 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 in the entire stock distribution area (Subarea 4 and divisions 3.a and 7.d–e).

https://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2021/2021/bll.27.3a47de.pdf

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