Although the catch is stable, the stock remains overfished. Management measures implemented seem to be only partly effective as the biomass of the stock is low.
A negative impact on vulnerable, slow-growing demersal elasmobranchs (e.g. sharks and rays) is possible but specific information is scarce. Discard rates of this fishery and by-catch rate are unknown. Based on circumstantial evidence, negative ecosystem changes caused by the fishery are likely and the fishery may damage vulnerable habitats.
Management for this fishery has been partly effective. The management includes protection of endangered, threatened, protected species, habitat protection, regular monitoring, etc.