Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Whiting - West of Scotland
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2016
Whiting - West of Scotland
Fact Sheet Citation  
Whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in Division 6.a (West of Scotland)
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 - West of Scotland
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: Reduced reproductive capacityDepleted
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 12194tonnes1981
Landed Volume 13880tonnes1982
Landed Volume 15962tonnes1983
Landed Volume 16459tonnes1984
Landed Volume 12879tonnes1985
Landed Volume 8458tonnes1986
Landed Volume 11542tonnes1987
Landed Volume 11349tonnes1988
Landed Volume 7523tonnes1989
Landed Volume 5642tonnes1990
Landed Volume 6658tonnes1991
Landed Volume 6005tonnes1992
Landed Volume 6872tonnes1993
Landed Volume 5901tonnes1994
Landed Volume 6078tonnes1995
Landed Volume 7158tonnes1996
Landed Volume 6290tonnes1997
Landed Volume 4627tonnes1998
Landed Volume 4613tonnes1999
Landed Volume 3011tonnes2000
Landed Volume 2439tonnes2001
Landed Volume 1767tonnes2002
Landed Volume 1355tonnes2003
Landed Volume 811tonnes2004
Landed Volume 341tonnes2005
Landed Volume 380tonnes2006
Landed Volume 427tonnes2007
Landed Volume 445tonnes2008
Landed Volume 488tonnes2009
Landed Volume 307tonnes2010
Landed Volume 230tonnes2011
Landed Volume 313tonnes2012
Landed Volume 222tonnes2013
Landed Volume 184tonnes2014
Landed Volume 227tonnes2015
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 14325tonnes1981
Catch 19366tonnes1982
Catch 22257tonnes1983
Catch 20476tonnes1984
Catch 17719tonnes1985
Catch 11127tonnes1986
Catch 23460tonnes1987
Catch 19481tonnes1988
Catch 13399tonnes1989
Catch 10172tonnes1990
Catch 11541tonnes1991
Catch 15253tonnes1992
Catch 11631tonnes1993
Catch 9356tonnes1994
Catch 11849tonnes1995
Catch 15098tonnes1996
Catch 11542tonnes1997
Catch 13843tonnes1998
Catch 8588tonnes1999
Catch 16296tonnes2000
Catch 6702tonnes2001
Catch 4618tonnes2002
Catch 2074tonnes2003
Catch 2970tonnes2004
Catch 970tonnes2005
Catch 1327tonnes2006
Catch 745tonnes2007
Catch 759tonnes2008
Catch 908tonnes2009
Catch 1200tonnes2010
Catch 569tonnes2011
Catch 1039tonnes2012
Catch 1173tonnes2013
Catch 767tonnes2014
Catch 1063tonnes2015
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database on May 2018. ICES, Copenhagen.  Click to open
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