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Whiting - North Sea, Eastern English Channel
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2016
Whiting - North Sea, Eastern English Channel
Fact Sheet Citation  
Whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in Subarea 4 and Division 7.d (North Sea and eastern English Channel)
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 - North Sea, Eastern English Channel
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2015
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateFMSY: AboveHigh fishing mortality
Abundance levelBlim: Full reproductive capacityPre-exploitation biomass or high abundance
Intermediate abundance
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 45662tonnes1990
Landed Volume 51929tonnes1991
Landed Volume 50946tonnes1992
Landed Volume 51818tonnes1993
Landed Volume 48486tonnes1994
Landed Volume 45938tonnes1995
Landed Volume 40503tonnes1996
Landed Volume 35563tonnes1997
Landed Volume 28288tonnes1998
Landed Volume 30130tonnes1999
Landed Volume 28583tonnes2000
Landed Volume 25061tonnes2001
Landed Volume 20675tonnes2002
Landed Volume 16161tonnes2003
Landed Volume 13295tonnes2004
Landed Volume 15471tonnes2005
Landed Volume 18535tonnes2006
Landed Volume 18915tonnes2007
Landed Volume 17951tonnes2008
Landed Volume 18418tonnes2009
Landed Volume 18224tonnes2010
Landed Volume 18899tonnes2011
Landed Volume 17032tonnes2012
Landed Volume 19335tonnes2013
Landed Volume 18746tonnes2014
Landed Volume 17707tonnes2015
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 152602tonnes1990
Catch 126742tonnes1991
Catch 108555tonnes1992
Catch 116911tonnes1993
Catch 101650tonnes1994
Catch 105494tonnes1995
Catch 76123tonnes1996
Catch 61435tonnes1997
Catch 47475tonnes1998
Catch 60845tonnes1999
Catch 63806tonnes2000
Catch 45242tonnes2001
Catch 46450tonnes2002
Catch 45640tonnes2003
Catch 33557tonnes2004
Catch 28883tonnes2005
Catch 37038tonnes2006
Catch 27125tonnes2007
Catch 28247tonnes2008
Catch 27139tonnes2009
Catch 31147tonnes2010
Catch 32626tonnes2011
Catch 25078tonnes2012
Catch 26841tonnes2013
Catch 30675tonnes2014
Catch 33188tonnes2015
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database in 2018. ICES, Copenhagen.  Click to open
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