Pelagia win Norwegian Supreme Court against Ministry of Trade and Industry over validity of decisions on revocation of catch settlement

ICES has issued its advice on its recommended catch limits for sandeel for the North Sea Ecoregion in 2023. Photo: Odd Lundberg A/S

The International Council for the Exploration of the Seas ICES has issued its advice for sandeel in the greater North Sea ecoregion for 2023.

Sandeel (Ammodytesspp.) in divisions 4.b–c, Sandeel Area 1r (central and southern North Sea, Dogger Bank)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is a applied, catches should be no more than 120 428 tonnes in 2023.

Sandeel (Ammodytesspp.) in divisions 4.b–c and Subdivision 20, Sandeel Area 2r (central and southern North Sea)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2023 should be no more than 40,997 tonnes.

Sandeel (Ammodytesspp.) in divisions 4.a–b and Subdivision 20, Sandeel Area 3r (northern and central North Sea, Skagerrak)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2023 should be no more than 30 570 tonnes.

Sandeel (Ammodytesspp.) in divisions 4.a–b, Sandeel Area 4 (northern and central North Sea)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities

ICES advises that when the MSY approach is applied, catches in 2023 should be no more than 35 020 tonnes.

Sandeel (Ammodytesspp.)in Division 4.a, Sandeel Area 5r (northern North Sea, Viking and Bergen banks)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities

ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, there should be zero catches in each of the years 2023 and 2024.

Sandeel (Ammodytes spp.) in subdivisions 20–22, Sandeel Area 6 (Skagerrak, Kattegat and Belt Sea)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities

ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, catches should be no more than 140 tonnes in each of the years 2023 and 2024.

Sandeel (Ammodytes spp.) in Division 4.a, Sandeel Area 7r (northern North Sea, Shetland)

ICES advice on fishing opportunities

ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, there should be zero catches in each of the years 2023 and 2024.

Follow The Fishing Daily