The latest ICATMAR reports are now available in the Publications section.
First of all, State of fisheries in Catalonia 2022, Part 1 explains the methodology of the continuous fisheries monitoring along the Catalan coast carried out by ICATMAR over the last four years. This is followed by the results of the scientific monitoring of the bottom-trawl, purse seine and small-scale fisheries (sonsera, common octopus and, for the first time, blue crab).
State of fisheries in Catalonia 2022, Part 2, presents the stock assessment of the main species included in the Western Mediterranean Multiannual Plan for demersal fisheries management (WMMAP): hake, red mullet, Norway lobster, blue and red shrimp and deep-water rose shrimp. In addition, it also includes, for the first time, the assessment of the Europeam sardine and anchovy stocks present on the Catalan coast, reference species of the Management Plan for the purse seine fishery.
Finally, Fisheries advisory report for the Northern GSA6 2023 is a compilation of fisheries management considerations for the FAO GSA-6 area, the geographical sub-area where the coasts of Catalonia are located. It consists of a series of proposals and approaches on issues such as increasing the selectivity of bottom-trawl gear, the implementation of doors without bottom contact and the effectiveness of permanent no-take areas, among others.