Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Sole - North Sea
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2016
Sole - North Sea
Fact Sheet Citation  
Sole (Solea solea) in Subarea 4 (North Sea)
Owned byInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – More
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - Common sole, fr - Sole commune, es - Lenguado común, zh - 欧洲鳎

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Catch
Geographic extent of Sole - North Sea
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: AppropriateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate 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 13181tonnes1957
Landed Volume 13235tonnes1958
Landed Volume 15479tonnes1959
Landed Volume 17466tonnes1960
Landed Volume 27981tonnes1961
Landed Volume 28290tonnes1962
Landed Volume 22572tonnes1963
Landed Volume 14772tonnes1964
Landed Volume 10450tonnes1965
Landed Volume 32060tonnes1966
Landed Volume 32749tonnes1967
Landed Volume 34733tonnes1968
Landed Volume 23590tonnes1969
Landed Volume 21091tonnes1970
Landed Volume 21295tonnes1971
Landed Volume 25195tonnes1972
Landed Volume 20773tonnes1973
Landed Volume 20616tonnes1974
Landed Volume 19338tonnes1975
Landed Volume 16824tonnes1976
Landed Volume 15510tonnes1977
Landed Volume 18781tonnes1978
Landed Volume 23045tonnes1979
Landed Volume 16474tonnes1980
Landed Volume 13339tonnes1981
Landed Volume 20355tonnes1982
Landed Volume 25889tonnes1983
Landed Volume 27521tonnes1984
Landed Volume 25123tonnes1985
Landed Volume 18051tonnes1986
Landed Volume 15870tonnes1987
Landed Volume 17661tonnes1988
Landed Volume 21383tonnes1989
Landed Volume 48929tonnes1990
Landed Volume 38715tonnes1991
Landed Volume 34069tonnes1992
Landed Volume 29598tonnes1993
Landed Volume 34753tonnes1994
Landed Volume 30630tonnes1995
Landed Volume 20241tonnes1996
Landed Volume 16388tonnes1997
Landed Volume 18008tonnes1998
Landed Volume 24942tonnes1999
Landed Volume 20461tonnes2000
Landed Volume 18453tonnes2001
Landed Volume 16617tonnes2002
Landed Volume 16691tonnes2003
Landed Volume 17420tonnes2004
Landed Volume 12936tonnes2005
Landed Volume 10577tonnes2006
Landed Volume 9460tonnes2007
Landed Volume 13352tonnes2008
Landed Volume 12399tonnes2009
Landed Volume 11971tonnes2010
Landed Volume 11997tonnes2011
Landed Volume 14339tonnes2012
Landed Volume 15059tonnes2013
Landed Volume 13302tonnes2014
Landed Volume 12630tonnes2015
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 13920tonnes1957
Catch 13936tonnes1958
Catch 16416tonnes1959
Catch 18727tonnes1960
Catch 30758tonnes1961
Catch 29771tonnes1962
Catch 23350tonnes1963
Catch 15053tonnes1964
Catch 11346tonnes1965
Catch 36784tonnes1966
Catch 35417tonnes1967
Catch 36551tonnes1968
Catch 25707tonnes1969
Catch 23291tonnes1970
Catch 23995tonnes1971
Catch 27416tonnes1972
Catch 22405tonnes1973
Catch 22736tonnes1974
Catch 21517tonnes1975
Catch 18454tonnes1976
Catch 17167tonnes1977
Catch 21014tonnes1978
Catch 25178tonnes1979
Catch 17514tonnes1980
Catch 15079tonnes1981
Catch 23919tonnes1982
Catch 29960tonnes1983
Catch 31395tonnes1984
Catch 27969tonnes1985
Catch 19892tonnes1986
Catch 17820tonnes1987
Catch 19657tonnes1988
Catch 25147tonnes1989
Catch 55327tonnes1990
Catch 42252tonnes1991
Catch 37025tonnes1992
Catch 33268tonnes1993
Catch 38783tonnes1994
Catch 32926tonnes1995
Catch 21990tonnes1996
Catch 18433tonnes1997
Catch 21564tonnes1998
Catch 28879tonnes1999
Catch 23071tonnes2000
Catch 20700tonnes2001
Catch 18435tonnes2002
Catch 19697tonnes2003
Catch 20220tonnes2004
Catch 14471tonnes2005
Catch 11655tonnes2006
Catch 11036tonnes2007
Catch 15188tonnes2008
Catch 13879tonnes2009
Catch 13568tonnes2010
Catch 14012tonnes2011
Catch 16486tonnes2012
Catch 16661tonnes2013
Catch 14700tonnes2014
Catch 14294tonnes2015
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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