Summary of ICES advice, June 2010 for saithe in the North Sea, Skagerrak og west of Scotland:
No new stock assessment was done this year, partly due to missing Norwegian surveys and partly due to missing data from France. Predictions were made based on last year’s assessment. This indicates that the stock is within precautionary boundaries.
The management plan and MSY considerations both corresponds to human consumption landings of 103 000 tonnes in 2011. Discards are considered to be minor and are not included in the calculations.
Critical spawning stock(Blim) = 106 000 tonnes
Føre-var-nivå for gytebestand (Bpa) = 200 000 tonnes
Critical fishing mortalitysnivå (Flim) = 0,6
Føre-var-nivå for fiskedødelighet (Fpa) = 0,4
Expected fishing mortality in 2010 (F) = 0,29
Expected spawning stock in 2011 = 223 000 tonnes