Category 11 fish species, such as turbot, brill, dab and flounder, are species whose stock status is unknown. If data are available, they are spread out making it difficult to get a good overview. To be able to make an assessment on the status of these species, the Ministry of EL & I asked for collecting and analyzing the existing data.
As no stock assessment are done for these species, the advice from ICES for catches is not to increase, or even to decrease. If the EU adhere to these guides, the quotas for these species for the Netherlands may decrease.
The purpose of this project is to collect and analyze the category 11-species.