New ICES approach to data limited fish stocks aims to aid sustainable management of fisheries

Source: ICES

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has released annual advice on the status of fish stocks and options for sustainable fisheries in 2013. For the first time, ICES has succeeded in providing quantitative advice on 68 data-limited stocks in addition to the almost 80 stocks ICES has annually provided catch advice in the last years. This is a great step forward in the management and conservation of stocks for which little quantitative information is available. The advice released in May and June covers most stocks in the Northeast Atlantic, including the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

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