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SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Gadus morhua

SPECIES NAME(s)

Atlantic cod

Cod west of Scotland is assessed as a single stock but at least two subpopulations may be present: a southern subcomponent with some exchange with the Irish Sea and a northern component which intermixes with the North Sea stock (ICES, 2013b).


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • The directed fishery is closed. Areas closed to most gears have been put in place to protect cod but a review may be beneficial in assisting the stock’s recovery.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

0.4

Managers Compliance:

10

Fishers Compliance:

< 6