Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Sole - Bay of Biscay North and Central
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2018
Sole - Bay of Biscay North and Central
Fact Sheet Citation  
Sole (Solea solea) in Divisions 8.a-b (northern and central Bay of Biscay)
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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 - Bay of Biscay North and Central
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2017
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
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

Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionLanded Volume 4038tonnes1984
Landed Volume 4251tonnes1985
Landed Volume 4805tonnes1986
Landed Volume 5086tonnes1987
Landed Volume 5382tonnes1988
Landed Volume 5845tonnes1989
Landed Volume 5916tonnes1990
Landed Volume 5569tonnes1991
Landed Volume 6550tonnes1992
Landed Volume 6420tonnes1993
Landed Volume 7229tonnes1994
Landed Volume 6205tonnes1995
Landed Volume 5854tonnes1996
Landed Volume 6259tonnes1997
Landed Volume 6027tonnes1998
Landed Volume 5249tonnes1999
Landed Volume 5760tonnes2000
Landed Volume 4836tonnes2001
Landed Volume 5486tonnes2002
Landed Volume 4108tonnes2003
Landed Volume 4002tonnes2004
Landed Volume 4539tonnes2005
Landed Volume 4793tonnes2006
Landed Volume 4363tonnes2007
Landed Volume 4299tonnes2008
Landed Volume 3650tonnes2009
Landed Volume 3966tonnes2010
Landed Volume 4632tonnes2011
Landed Volume 4321tonnes2012
Landed Volume 4235tonnes2013
Landed Volume 3928tonnes2014
Landed Volume 3644tonnes2015
Landed Volume 3232tonnes2016
Landed Volume 3249tonnes2017
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 4038tonnes1984
Catch 4251tonnes1985
Catch 4805tonnes1986
Catch 5086tonnes1987
Catch 5382tonnes1988
Catch 5845tonnes1989
Catch 5916tonnes1990
Catch 5569tonnes1991
Catch 6550tonnes1992
Catch 6420tonnes1993
Catch 7229tonnes1994
Catch 6205tonnes1995
Catch 5854tonnes1996
Catch 6259tonnes1997
Catch 6027tonnes1998
Catch 5249tonnes1999
Catch 5760tonnes2000
Catch 4836tonnes2001
Catch 5486tonnes2002
Catch 4108tonnes2003
Catch 4002tonnes2004
Catch 4539tonnes2005
Catch 4793tonnes2006
Catch 4363tonnes2007
Catch 4299tonnes2008
Catch 3650tonnes2009
Catch 3966tonnes2010
Catch 4632tonnes2011
Catch 4321tonnes2012
Catch 4235tonnes2013
Catch 3928tonnes2014
Catch 3706tonnes2015
Catch 3366tonnes2016
Catch 3304tonnes2017
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database in 2019. ICES, Copenhagen.  Click to open
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