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Four-spot megrim - Bay of Biscay South and Portuguese Waters East
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2020
Four-spot megrim - Bay of Biscay South and Portuguese Waters East
Fact Sheet Citation  
Four-spot megrim (Lepidorhombus boscii) in Divisions 8.c and 9.a (southern Bay of Biscay and Atlantic Iberian waters East)
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FAO Names: en - Four-spot megrim, fr - Cardine à quatre taches, es - Gallo de cuatro manchas

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Catch
Geographic extent of Four-spot megrim - Bay of Biscay South and Portuguese Waters East
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: No        Reference year: 2019
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 1124tonnes1986
Landed Volume 1688tonnes1987
Landed Volume 2223tonnes1988
Landed Volume 2629tonnes1989
Landed Volume 1945tonnes1990
Landed Volume 1682tonnes1991
Landed Volume 1916tonnes1992
Landed Volume 1384tonnes1993
Landed Volume 1403tonnes1994
Landed Volume 1652tonnes1995
Landed Volume 1098tonnes1996
Landed Volume 896tonnes1997
Landed Volume 1123tonnes1998
Landed Volume 1125tonnes1999
Landed Volume 1041tonnes2000
Landed Volume 931tonnes2001
Landed Volume 720tonnes2002
Landed Volume 876tonnes2003
Landed Volume 1006tonnes2004
Landed Volume 983tonnes2005
Landed Volume 1092tonnes2006
Landed Volume 1104tonnes2007
Landed Volume 980tonnes2008
Landed Volume 1134tonnes2009
Landed Volume 1297tonnes2010
Landed Volume 1128tonnes2011
Landed Volume 952tonnes2012
Landed Volume 931tonnes2013
Landed Volume 1154tonnes2014
Landed Volume 1148tonnes2015
Landed Volume 1087tonnes2016
Landed Volume 926tonnes2017
Landed Volume 814tonnes2018
Landed Volume 742tonnes2019
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 1408tonnes1986
Catch 2021tonnes1987
Catch 2586tonnes1988
Catch 3037tonnes1989
Catch 2354tonnes1990
Catch 2129tonnes1991
Catch 2353tonnes1992
Catch 1822tonnes1993
Catch 1920tonnes1994
Catch 2058tonnes1995
Catch 1466tonnes1996
Catch 1204tonnes1997
Catch 1501tonnes1998
Catch 1442tonnes1999
Catch 1414tonnes2000
Catch 1221tonnes2001
Catch 1028tonnes2002
Catch 1067tonnes2003
Catch 1354tonnes2004
Catch 1358tonnes2005
Catch 1427tonnes2006
Catch 1396tonnes2007
Catch 1182tonnes2008
Catch 1413tonnes2009
Catch 1562tonnes2010
Catch 1397tonnes2011
Catch 1321tonnes2012
Catch 1427tonnes2013
Catch 1942tonnes2014
Catch 1745tonnes2015
Catch 1419tonnes2016
Catch 1173tonnes2017
Catch 906tonnes2018
Catch 943tonnes2019
Management unit: No
Source of information
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database in 2020. ICES, Copenhagen.  Click to open
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