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Whiting - Irish Sea
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2019
Whiting - Irish Sea
Fact Sheet Citation  
Whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in Division 7.a (Irish Sea)
Owned byInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – More
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - Whiting, fr - Merlan, es - Plegonero, ru - Мерланг

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Catch
Geographic extent of Whiting - Irish Sea
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: AboveHigh fishing mortalityRed
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 13422tonnes1980
Landed Volume 18267tonnes1981
Landed Volume 17167tonnes1982
Landed Volume 10577tonnes1983
Landed Volume 11619tonnes1984
Landed Volume 15525tonnes1985
Landed Volume 10063tonnes1986
Landed Volume 10411tonnes1987
Landed Volume 10245tonnes1988
Landed Volume 11305tonnes1989
Landed Volume 8212tonnes1990
Landed Volume 7348tonnes1991
Landed Volume 8588tonnes1992
Landed Volume 6523tonnes1993
Landed Volume 6763tonnes1994
Landed Volume 4893tonnes1995
Landed Volume 4335tonnes1996
Landed Volume 2277tonnes1997
Landed Volume 2229tonnes1998
Landed Volume 1670tonnes1999
Landed Volume 762tonnes2000
Landed Volume 733tonnes2001
Landed Volume 747tonnes2002
Landed Volume 517tonnes2003
Landed Volume 133tonnes2004
Landed Volume 125tonnes2005
Landed Volume 64tonnes2006
Landed Volume 35tonnes2007
Landed Volume 37tonnes2008
Landed Volume 39tonnes2009
Landed Volume 30tonnes2010
Landed Volume 31tonnes2011
Landed Volume 60tonnes2012
Landed Volume 33tonnes2013
Landed Volume 23tonnes2014
Landed Volume 28tonnes2015
Landed Volume 15tonnes2016
Landed Volume 36tonnes2017
Landed Volume 46tonnes2018
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 16737tonnes1980
Catch 21331tonnes1981
Catch 17969tonnes1982
Catch 12405tonnes1983
Catch 14999tonnes1984
Catch 18169tonnes1985
Catch 12129tonnes1986
Catch 14270tonnes1987
Catch 11856tonnes1988
Catch 13408tonnes1989
Catch 10656tonnes1990
Catch 9946tonnes1991
Catch 12791tonnes1992
Catch 9230tonnes1993
Catch 7936tonnes1994
Catch 7044tonnes1995
Catch 7966tonnes1996
Catch 4205tonnes1997
Catch 3533tonnes1998
Catch 2762tonnes1999
Catch 2880tonnes2000
Catch 1745tonnes2001
Catch 1487tonnes2002
Catch 996tonnes2003
Catch 1038tonnes2004
Catch 397tonnes2005
Catch 1837tonnes2006
Catch 1547tonnes2007
Catch 1206tonnes2008
Catch 1360tonnes2009
Catch 1184tonnes2010
Catch 977tonnes2011
Catch 1399tonnes2012
Catch 981tonnes2013
Catch 1974tonnes2014
Catch 1549tonnes2015
Catch 780tonnes2016
Catch 704tonnes2017
Catch 899tonnes2018
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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