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Capelin - Iceland and Faroes grounds, East Greenland and Jan Mayen area
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2017
Capelin - Iceland and Faroes grounds, East Greenland and Jan Mayen area
Fact Sheet Citation  
Capelin (Mallotus villosus) in Subareas 5 and 14 and Division 2.a west of 5°W (Iceland and Faroes grounds, East Greenland, Jan Mayen area)
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FAO Names: en - Capelin, fr - Capelan, es - Capelán, zh - 毛鳞鱼, ru - Мойва

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Catch
Geographic extent of Capelin - Iceland and Faroes grounds, East Greenland and Jan Mayen area
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2016
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateFMSY: UndefinedUncertain/Not assessed
Abundance levelBlim: Full reproductive capacityPre-exploitation biomass or high abundance
Intermediate abundance

Habitat and Biology
Depth zone: Shelf (50 m - 200 m).   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes

Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionLanded Volume 980000tonnes1979
Landed Volume 684000tonnes1980
Landed Volume 626000tonnes1981
Landed Volume 0tonnes1982
Landed Volume 573000tonnes1983
Landed Volume 896000tonnes1984
Landed Volume 1312000tonnes1985
Landed Volume 1334000tonnes1986
Landed Volume 1116000tonnes1987
Landed Volume 1036000tonnes1988
Landed Volume 807000tonnes1989
Landed Volume 313000tonnes1990
Landed Volume 677000tonnes1991
Landed Volume 788000tonnes1992
Landed Volume 1178000tonnes1993
Landed Volume 864000tonnes1994
Landed Volume 930000tonnes1995
Landed Volume 1570000tonnes1996
Landed Volume 1246000tonnes1997
Landed Volume 1100000tonnes1998
Landed Volume 932000tonnes1999
Landed Volume 1071000tonnes2000
Landed Volume 1249000tonnes2001
Landed Volume 988000tonnes2002
Landed Volume 742000tonnes2003
Landed Volume 784000tonnes2004
Landed Volume 247000tonnes2005
Landed Volume 377000tonnes2006
Landed Volume 203000tonnes2007
Landed Volume 15000tonnes2008
Landed Volume 151000tonnes2009
Landed Volume 391000tonnes2010
Landed Volume 747000tonnes2011
Landed Volume 551000tonnes2012
Landed Volume 142000tonnes2013
Landed Volume 518000tonnes2014
Landed Volume 174000tonnes2015
Landed Volume 300000tonnes2016
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 980000tonnes1979
Catch 684000tonnes1980
Catch 626000tonnes1981
Catch 0tonnes1982
Catch 573000tonnes1983
Catch 896000tonnes1984
Catch 1312000tonnes1985
Catch 1334000tonnes1986
Catch 1116000tonnes1987
Catch 1036000tonnes1988
Catch 807000tonnes1989
Catch 313000tonnes1990
Catch 677000tonnes1991
Catch 788000tonnes1992
Catch 1178000tonnes1993
Catch 864000tonnes1994
Catch 930000tonnes1995
Catch 1570000tonnes1996
Catch 1246000tonnes1997
Catch 1100000tonnes1998
Catch 932000tonnes1999
Catch 1071000tonnes2000
Catch 1249000tonnes2001
Catch 988000tonnes2002
Catch 742000tonnes2003
Catch 784000tonnes2004
Catch 247000tonnes2005
Catch 377000tonnes2006
Catch 203000tonnes2007
Catch 15000tonnes2008
Catch 151000tonnes2009
Catch 391000tonnes2010
Catch 747000tonnes2011
Catch 551000tonnes2012
Catch 142000tonnes2013
Catch 518000tonnes2014
Catch 174000tonnes2015
Catch 300000tonnes2016
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database on November 2017. ICES, Copenhagen.  Click to open
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