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Norway lobster - Bay of Biscay (North Galicia, Cantabrian Sea), 2008
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2009
Norway lobster - Bay of Biscay (North Galicia, Cantabrian Sea), 2008
Fact Sheet Citation  
Nephrops in Division VIIIc (Management Area O)
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Species:
FAO Names: en - Norway lobster, fr - Langoustine, es - Cigala
Geographic extent of Norway lobster - Bay of Biscay (North Galicia, Cantabrian Sea)
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes
 
 
Habitat and Biology
Depth zone: Shelf (50 m - 200 m).   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
Assessment
 
Overall Assessment Results


Table 7.4.9.2 Nephrops in Division VIIIc. Landings in tonnes by FU and Division VIIIc
Year FU 25 FU 31 Division VIIIc
1975 731   731
1976 559   559
1977 667   667
1978 690   690
1979 475   475
1980 412   412
1981 318   318
1982 431   431
1983 433 63 496
1984 515 100 615
1985 477 128 605
1986 364 127 491
1987 412 118 530
1988 445 151 596
1989 376 177 553
1990 285 174 459
1991 453 109 562
1992 428 94 522
1993 274 101 375
1994 245 148 393
1995 273 94 367
1996 209 129 338
1997 219 98 317
1998 103 72 175
1999 124 48 172
2000 81 34 115
2001 147 27 174
2002 143 26 169
2003 89 22 111
2004 75 17 92
2005 63 14 77
2006 62 15 77
2007 67 19 86
2008* 39 19 58
*Preliminary      


Scientific Advice

Single-stock exploitation boundaries


Table 7.4.9.1 Nephrops in Division VIIIc (FU 25, 31). Single stock exploitation boundaries (advice), management, and landings
Year ICES advice / Single stock exploitation boundaries Predicted catches corresp. to exploitation boundaries/advice

Agreed

TAC

ICES

Landings

1987       0.53
1988       0.60
1989       0.52
1990       0.46
1991       0.56
1992   0.51 0.8 0.52
1993   0.51 1.0 0.37
1994   0.51 1.0 0.39
1995   0.51 1.0 0.37
1996   0.51 1.0 0.34
1997   0.51 1.0 0.32
1998   0.51 1.0 0.18
1999   0.51 1.0 0.17
2000   0.51 0.8 0.12
2001   0.51 0.72 0.17
2002 Reduce catches to zero 0 0.36 0.17
2003 Reduce catches to zero 0 0.18 0.11
2004 Reduce catches to zero 0 0.18 0.09
2005 Reduce catches to zero 0 0.16 0.08
2006 Reduce catches to zero 0 0.146 0.08
2007

FU 25: Reduce catches to zero

FU 31: Reduce catches to zero

0 0.131 0.09
2008

FU 25: Reduce catches to zero

FU 31: Reduce catches to zero

0 0.124 0.061
2009

FU 25: Reduce catches to zero

FU 31: Reduce catches to zero

0 0.112  
2010

FU 25: Reduce catches to zero

FU 31: Reduce catches to zero

0    

Weights in ‘000 t.

1 Preliminary



Management
Management unit: Yes

Management Objectives

Division VIIIc has two Functional Units of Nephrops: a) North Galicia (FU 25) and b) (FU 31). The advice for 2009 is biannual and valid for 2009 and 2010 (see ICES, 2008).
Biological State and Trend
Exploitation rate: Undefined
Abundance level: Undefined
Source of information
 
ICES.2009.Report of the ICES Advisory Committee, 2009. ICES Advice, 2009.
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