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ICES has released its advice on fishing opportunities 2024 for skates and rays

The International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) has today released its advice on fishing opportunities for skates and rays in the North East Atlantic for 2024.

The advice can be found below in summary with a link to the full ICES advice:

 

Common skate complex (Blue skate [Dipturus batis] and flapper skate [Dipturus intermedius]) in Subarea 4 and Division 3.a (North Sea, Skagerrak, and Kattegat)

ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, there should be zero catch in each of the years 2024–2027.

Read the ICES Advice in full by clicking here: https://ices-library.figshare.com/articles/report/Common_skate_complex_Blue_skate_Dipturus_batis_and_flapper_skate_Dipturus_intermedius_in_Subarea_4_and_Division_3_a_North_Sea_Skagerrak_and_Kattegat_/21856872

 

Other rays and skates (Rajidae) in Subarea 4 and in divisions 3.a and 7.d (North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat, and eastern English Channel)

ICES cannot provide catch advice for this advice unit for the years 2024–2027 due to the lack of sufficient survey and catch data.

Read the ICES Advice in full by clicking here: https://ices-library.figshare.com/articles/report/Other_rays_and_skates_Rajidae_in_Subarea_4_and_in_divisions_3_a_and_7_d_North_Sea_Skagerrak_Kattegat_and_eastern_English_Channel_/21856839

 

Spotted ray (Raja montagui) in Subarea 4 and in divisions 3.a and 7.d (North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat, and eastern English Channel)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2024 and 2025 should be no more than 1,517 and 1,415 tonnes, respectively.

Read the ICES Advice in full by clicking here: https://ices-library.figshare.com/articles/report/Spotted_ray_Raja_montagui_in_Subarea_4_and_Divisions_3_a_and_7_d_North_Sea_Skagerrak_Kattegat_and_eastern_English_Channel_/21856905

 

Cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) in Subarea 4 and Division 3.a (North Sea, Skagerrak, and Kattegat)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, landings should be no more than 79 tonnes in each of the years 2024 and 2025. ICES cannot quantify the corresponding catches.

Read the ICES Advice in full by clicking here: https://ices-library.figshare.com/articles/report/Cuckoo_ray_Leucoraja_naevus_in_Subarea_4_and_Division_3_a_North_Sea_Skagerrak_and_Kattegat_/21856965

 

Starry ray (Amblyraja radiata) in subareas 2 and 4 and Division 3.a (Norwegian Sea, North Sea, Skagerrak, and Kattegat)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, there should be zero catches in each of the years 2024–2027.

Read the ICES Advice in full by clicking here: https://ices-library.figshare.com/articles/report/Starry_ray_Amblyraja_radiata_in_Subareas_2_and_4_and_Division_3_a_Norwegian_Sea_North_Sea_Skagerrak_and_Kattegat_/21857001

 

Thornback ray (Raja clavata) in Subarea 4 and in divisions 3.a and 7.d (North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat, and eastern English Channel)

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2024 and 2025 should be no more than 5,274 and 5,307 tonnes, respectively.

Read the ICES Advice in full by clicking here: https://ices-library.figshare.com/articles/report/Thornback_ray_Raja_clavata_in_Subarea_4_and_in_divisions_3_a_and_7_d_North_Sea_Skagerrak_Kattegat_and_eastern_English_Channel_/21856875

 

Blonde ray (Raja brachyura) in Subarea 6 and Division 4.a (North Sea and West of Scotland)

ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, landings should be no more than 7 tonnes in each of the years 2024–2027. ICES cannot quantify the corresponding catches.

Read the ICES Advice in full by clicking here: https://ices-library.figshare.com/articles/report/Blonde_ray_Raja_brachyura_in_Subarea_6_and_Division_4_a_North_Sea_and_West_of_Scotland_/21856878

 

White skate (Rostroraja alba) in subareas 1–10, 12, and 14 (the Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters)

ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, there should be zero catches in each of the years 2024–2027. ICES considers this stock to be depleted.

Read the ICES Advice in full by clicking here: https://ices-library.figshare.com/articles/report/White_skate_Rostroraja_alba_in_subareas_1-10_12_and_14_the_Northeast_Atlantic_and_adjacent_waters_/21856869

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