17.1. The Delegations noted that according to the ICES MSY approach, catches in 2022 should be no more than 49,614 tonnes. This represents a decrease of 24% compared to 2021. ICES estimates that discards and BMS landings are at 3.9% of total catch (in weight) in 2020. ICES projects discard rates of 5.3% of total catch (by weight) in 2021.
17.2. The Delegations agreed to establish a TAC for 2022 in ICES Subareas 4 (North Sea) and 6 (Rockall and West of Scotland), and Division 3.a. (Skagerrak and Kattegat) of 49,614 tonnes. This is a decrease of 24% compared to the TAC for 2021.
17.3. The Delegations agreed that the resulting TAC for Subarea 4 and Division 3.a is 44,950 tonnes (90.60%), and the TAC for Subarea 6.a is 4,664 tonnes (9.40%).
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