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Whiting - West of Ireland, Porcupine Bank, Western English Channel, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea and Southwest of Ireland
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2017
Whiting - West of Ireland, Porcupine Bank, Western English Channel, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea and Southwest of Ireland
Fact Sheet Citation  
Whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in Divisions 7.b-c and 7.e-k (West of Ireland, Porcupine Bank, western English Channel, Bristol Channel, Celtic Seas and southwest of Ireland)
Owned byInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – More
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Species:
FAO Names: en - Whiting, fr - Merlan, es - Plegonero, ru - Мерланг

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Catch
Geographic extent of Whiting - West of Ireland, Porcupine Bank, Western English Channel, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea and Southwest of Ireland
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2016
 
 
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
PartnerFIRMS
Exploitation rateFMSY: BelowNo 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
Exploitation
 

Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionLanded Volume 20180tonnes1999
Landed Volume 15644tonnes2000
Landed Volume 13196tonnes2001
Landed Volume 13640tonnes2002
Landed Volume 11098tonnes2003
Landed Volume 10188tonnes2004
Landed Volume 12207tonnes2005
Landed Volume 9660tonnes2006
Landed Volume 9086tonnes2007
Landed Volume 5859tonnes2008
Landed Volume 6572tonnes2009
Landed Volume 8514tonnes2010
Landed Volume 9498tonnes2011
Landed Volume 9812tonnes2012
Landed Volume 12402tonnes2013
Landed Volume 12847tonnes2014
Landed Volume 13174tonnes2015
Landed Volume 15179tonnes2016
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 25600tonnes1999
Catch 20044tonnes2000
Catch 23073tonnes2001
Catch 20976tonnes2002
Catch 14657tonnes2003
Catch 16669tonnes2004
Catch 18907tonnes2005
Catch 21691tonnes2006
Catch 17542tonnes2007
Catch 8739tonnes2008
Catch 10673tonnes2009
Catch 11522tonnes2010
Catch 11452tonnes2011
Catch 12261tonnes2012
Catch 14914tonnes2013
Catch 16824tonnes2014
Catch 19275tonnes2015
Catch 22457tonnes2016
Management
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
 
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database on April 2018. ICES, Copenhagen.  Click to openhttp://standardgraphs.ices.dk/ViewCharts.aspx?key=8797
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