Atlantic salmon from the Northeast Atlantic [report]

On the basis of the MSY approach, ICES advises that fishing should only take place on salmon from rivers where stocks have been shown to be at full reproductive capacity. Furthermore, because of the different status of individual stocks within stock complexes, mixed-stock fisheries present particular threats. The management of a fishery should ideally be based upon the individual status of all stocks exploited in the fishery. There are no catch options for the Faroes fishery that would allow
more » ... stock complexes to achieve their conservation limits (CLs) with a greater than 95% probability in any of the seasons 2013/14 to 2015/16. In the absence of specific management objectives, ICES advises that there are no mixed-stock fishery options on the NEAC complexes at Faroes in 2013 to 2016. The results from the exploratory assessment conducted by ICES in 2013 based on smaller management units (countries) are in line with this advice. While stocks remain in a depleted state and in the absence of a fishery at Faroes, particular care should be taken to ensure that fisheries in homewaters are managed to protect stocks that are below their CLs.
doi:10.17895/ices.advice.18670238.v1 fatcat:47uow64v45h7zh7gxtn5apny6m