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Whiting - Skagerrak and Kattegat
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2019
Whiting - Skagerrak and Kattegat
Fact Sheet Citation  
Whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in Division 3.a (Skagerrak and Kattegat)
Owned byInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – More
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FAO Names: en - Whiting, fr - Merlan, es - Plegonero, ru - Мерланг

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Catch
Geographic extent of Whiting - Skagerrak and Kattegat
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2018
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateFMSY: UnknownNot applicableGray
Abundance levelBlim: UnknownNot applicable
Habitat and Biology
Depth zone: Shelf (50 m - 200 m).   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionLanded Volume 19690tonnes1975
Landed Volume 18968tonnes1976
Landed Volume 19178tonnes1977
Landed Volume 49091tonnes1978
Landed Volume 18083tonnes1979
Landed Volume 22654tonnes1980
Landed Volume 26073tonnes1981
Landed Volume 41664tonnes1982
Landed Volume 25933tonnes1983
Landed Volume 14417tonnes1984
Landed Volume 13225tonnes1985
Landed Volume 13005tonnes1986
Landed Volume 16657tonnes1987
Landed Volume 11764tonnes1988
Landed Volume 13283tonnes1989
Landed Volume 19423tonnes1990
Landed Volume 14041tonnes1991
Landed Volume 4921tonnes1992
Landed Volume 3047tonnes1993
Landed Volume 2536tonnes1994
Landed Volume 3090tonnes1995
Landed Volume 1493tonnes1996
Landed Volume 414tonnes1997
Landed Volume 486tonnes1998
Landed Volume 858tonnes1999
Landed Volume 992tonnes2000
Landed Volume 1184tonnes2001
Landed Volume 1227tonnes2002
Landed Volume 841tonnes2003
Landed Volume 1305tonnes2004
Landed Volume 1042tonnes2005
Landed Volume 967tonnes2006
Landed Volume 907tonnes2007
Landed Volume 876tonnes2008
Landed Volume 229tonnes2009
Landed Volume 245tonnes2010
Landed Volume 113tonnes2011
Landed Volume 63tonnes2012
Landed Volume 155tonnes2013
Landed Volume 439tonnes2014
Landed Volume 713tonnes2015
Landed Volume 546tonnes2016
Landed Volume 429tonnes2017
Landed Volume 372tonnes2018
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 1270tonnes2003
Catch 2214tonnes2004
Catch 1341tonnes2005
Catch 1298tonnes2006
Catch 1468tonnes2007
Catch 1117tonnes2008
Catch 357tonnes2009
Catch 536tonnes2010
Catch 907tonnes2011
Catch 340tonnes2012
Catch 746tonnes2013
Catch 1018tonnes2014
Catch 1317tonnes2015
Catch 1661tonnes2016
Catch 1595tonnes2017
Catch 1743tonnes2018
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database in 2020. ICES, Copenhagen.  Click to open
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