Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Megrim - Bay of Biscay South and Portuguese Waters East
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2020
Megrim - Bay of Biscay South and Portuguese Waters East
Fact Sheet Citation  
Megrim (Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis) in Divisions 8.c and 9.a (Cantabrian Sea and Atlantic Iberian waters)
Owned byInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – More
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FAO Names: en - Megrim, fr - Cardine franche, es - Gallo del Norte

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Catch
Geographic extent of 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: AppropriateNo 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 659tonnes1986
Landed Volume 497tonnes1987
Landed Volume 817tonnes1988
Landed Volume 714tonnes1989
Landed Volume 977tonnes1990
Landed Volume 614tonnes1991
Landed Volume 516tonnes1992
Landed Volume 383tonnes1993
Landed Volume 479tonnes1994
Landed Volume 218tonnes1995
Landed Volume 329tonnes1996
Landed Volume 356tonnes1997
Landed Volume 446tonnes1998
Landed Volume 343tonnes1999
Landed Volume 253tonnes2000
Landed Volume 175tonnes2001
Landed Volume 117tonnes2002
Landed Volume 134tonnes2003
Landed Volume 149tonnes2004
Landed Volume 147tonnes2005
Landed Volume 210tonnes2006
Landed Volume 155tonnes2007
Landed Volume 133tonnes2008
Landed Volume 84tonnes2009
Landed Volume 83tonnes2010
Landed Volume 302tonnes2011
Landed Volume 262tonnes2012
Landed Volume 231tonnes2013
Landed Volume 377tonnes2014
Landed Volume 276tonnes2015
Landed Volume 235tonnes2016
Landed Volume 247tonnes2017
Landed Volume 315tonnes2018
Landed Volume 239tonnes2019
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 705tonnes1986
Catch 537tonnes1987
Catch 859tonnes1988
Catch 761tonnes1989
Catch 1022tonnes1990
Catch 655tonnes1991
Catch 558tonnes1992
Catch 421tonnes1993
Catch 492tonnes1994
Catch 258tonnes1995
Catch 373tonnes1996
Catch 408tonnes1997
Catch 482tonnes1998
Catch 386tonnes1999
Catch 288tonnes2000
Catch 193tonnes2001
Catch 137tonnes2002
Catch 148tonnes2003
Catch 159tonnes2004
Catch 166tonnes2005
Catch 226tonnes2006
Catch 155tonnes2007
Catch 144tonnes2008
Catch 94tonnes2009
Catch 88tonnes2010
Catch 371tonnes2011
Catch 293tonnes2012
Catch 250tonnes2013
Catch 399tonnes2014
Catch 297tonnes2015
Catch 298tonnes2016
Catch 288tonnes2017
Catch 352tonnes2018
Catch 289tonnes2019
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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