The status quo (TAC 0) will apply for cod, witch flounder, American plaice, yellowtail flounder and capelin in the majority of NAFO zones, and there will be a reduction of 18% for blue skate in this zone and 10% for skate in the North Sea and English Channel.
The effects of four preservatives (10% phosphate-buffered formalin, modified Gilson's solution, 70% ethanol, and freezing) on ovarian material weight and oocyte size were quantified for prespawning Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus), and American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides).
Encysted metacercariae of an unidentified Neophasis have been reported on the mesentery of American plaice, Hippoglossoides platessoides, and in the gut of Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, from Canadian waters (A ppy and Burt, 1982).
American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides) are found in Northwest Atlantic waters along the continental shelf and upper continental slope from west Greenland to Rhode Island, favoring intermediate depths (90-250 m), cold waters (<0-1.5[degrees]C), and fine sand or mud bottom (Scott and Scott, 1988).
Among the outcomes are that a ban will remain in place on the fishing of several species in the NAFO Convention Area, including cod, American plaice and capelin, while EU vessels will also be subject to fishing effort limitations concerning number of days at sea and number of vessels.