ICES has recommended zero catch limit on horse mackerel in the northeast Atlantic for 2023
The International Council for the Exploration of the Seas has issued its advice on the recommended total allowable catch for Horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) in Subarea 8 and divisions 2.a, 4.a, 5.b, 6.a, 7.a–c, and 7.e–k (Northeast Atlantic) for 2023.
ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied there should be zero catch in 2023.
In the stock development over time ICES found that fishing pressure on the stock was above Fmsy and between Ppa and Flim with the spawning stock below MSY Btrigger, Bpa and Blim
ICES provides zero-catch for this stock in 2023 because the SSB remains below Blim by 2024 under all catch scenarios.