With the fishery closed for years, the harvest rates have been below the long-term average since the fishery’s reopening in 2010. Stock is fished at a sustainable level and measures are in accordance with scientific advice and will likely ensure long-term productivity and/or stock recovery.
Under this fishery, there are no interactions with endangered, threatened, protect (ETP) species. Discard rate in this fishery is low. The bycatch rate of other non-commercial species is also deemed low. The fishery is not causing significant negative ecosystem changes.
This fishery is managed by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DGMARE). Management measures include monitoring and mandatory report systems to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities. Overall management is largely effective.