2021 pelagic recommendations: herring up, mackerel down
ICES has recommended reductions to mackerel, blue whiting and horse mackerel quotas next year, but a 24% increase in Atlanto-Scandian herring

2021 pelagic recommendations: herring up, mackerel down

ICES has announced its 2021 North-Eastern Atlantic quota recommendations for mackerel, Atlanto-Scandian herring, horse mackerel and blue whiting. The recommendation is for mackerel to be set at 852,284, an 8%…

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Key milestone in recognition of fishermen’s information
A recent ICES report recognises that fishermen’s information can have a central role to play in stock assessment

Key milestone in recognition of fishermen’s information

A recent ICES report marks an important milestone in the incorporation of information generated by the fishing industry itself into stock assessment processes. The report comes following an important meeting…

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North Sea cod quota slash advised
Poor recruitment is one of the factors behind the weak state of North Sea cod

North Sea cod quota slash advised

With North Sea cod believed to be in poor condition, advice from ICES is to reduce next year’s quota by 70%, with added quota reductions for other demersal species. ICES…

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Scientists recommend reduced Barents Sea cod quota – but increases for haddock and saithe
The recommendation is for reduced Barents Sea quotas for cod, but increased for saithe and haddock

Scientists recommend reduced Barents Sea cod quota – but increases for haddock and saithe

ICES has recommended that the 2020 Barents Sea cod quota should be cut by 35,000 tonnes compared to this year’s quota – while taking it as read that haddock and…

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