Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Megrim - Western Channel and Bay of Biscay
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2005
Megrim - Western Channel and Bay of Biscay
Fact Sheet Citation  
Megrim (L. whiffiagonis) in Sub-area VII and Divisions VIIIa,b,d
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FAO Names: en - Megrim, fr - Cardine franche, es - Gallo del Norte
Geographic extent of Megrim - Western Channel and Bay of Biscay
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2004
Habitat and Biology
Depth zone: Shelf.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: National

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
Management unit: Yes
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateHigh fishing mortalityHigh fishing mortality
Abundance levelVirgin or high abundancePre-exploitation biomass or high abundance
Source of information
“Report of the ICES Advisory Committee on Fishery Management, Advisory Committee on the Marine Environment and Advisory Committee on Ecosystems, 2005” ICES 2005 ICES Click to open
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