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Hake - Greater North Sea, Celtic Seas and Bay of Biscay North and Central
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2020
Hake - Greater North Sea, Celtic Seas and Bay of Biscay North and Central
Fact Sheet Citation  
Hake (Merluccius merluccius) in Subareas 4, 6, and 7, and Divisions 3.a, 8.a-b, and 8.d, Northern stock (Greater North Sea, Celtic Seas, and the northern Bay of Biscay)
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FAO Names: en - European hake, fr - Merlu européen, es - Merluza europea, ru - Мерлуза восточноатлантическая

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Catch
Geographic extent of Hake - Greater North Sea, Celtic Seas and Bay of Biscay North and Central
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes        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 50551tonnes1978
Landed Volume 51096tonnes1979
Landed Volume 57265tonnes1980
Landed Volume 53918tonnes1981
Landed Volume 54994tonnes1982
Landed Volume 57507tonnes1983
Landed Volume 63286tonnes1984
Landed Volume 56099tonnes1985
Landed Volume 57092tonnes1986
Landed Volume 63369tonnes1987
Landed Volume 64823tonnes1988
Landed Volume 66473tonnes1989
Landed Volume 59954tonnes1990
Landed Volume 58129tonnes1991
Landed Volume 56617tonnes1992
Landed Volume 52144tonnes1993
Landed Volume 51259tonnes1994
Landed Volume 57621tonnes1995
Landed Volume 47210tonnes1996
Landed Volume 42465tonnes1997
Landed Volume 35060tonnes1998
Landed Volume 39814tonnes1999
Landed Volume 42026tonnes2000
Landed Volume 36675tonnes2001
Landed Volume 40107tonnes2002
Landed Volume 43162tonnes2003
Landed Volume 46417tonnes2004
Landed Volume 46550tonnes2005
Landed Volume 41467tonnes2006
Landed Volume 45028tonnes2007
Landed Volume 47739tonnes2008
Landed Volume 58818tonnes2009
Landed Volume 72799tonnes2010
Landed Volume 87540tonnes2011
Landed Volume 85677tonnes2012
Landed Volume 77753tonnes2013
Landed Volume 89940tonnes2014
Landed Volume 93670tonnes2015
Landed Volume 109106tonnes2016
Landed Volume 104671tonnes2017
Landed Volume 89671tonnes2018
Landed Volume 82298tonnes2019
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 50551tonnes1978
Catch 51096tonnes1979
Catch 57265tonnes1980
Catch 53918tonnes1981
Catch 54994tonnes1982
Catch 57507tonnes1983
Catch 63286tonnes1984
Catch 56099tonnes1985
Catch 57092tonnes1986
Catch 63369tonnes1987
Catch 64825tonnes1988
Catch 66546tonnes1989
Catch 59954tonnes1990
Catch 58129tonnes1991
Catch 56617tonnes1992
Catch 52144tonnes1993
Catch 51615tonnes1994
Catch 57621tonnes1995
Catch 47210tonnes1996
Catch 42465tonnes1997
Catch 35060tonnes1998
Catch 40163tonnes1999
Catch 42109tonnes2000
Catch 36675tonnes2001
Catch 40107tonnes2002
Catch 45272tonnes2003
Catch 48969tonnes2004
Catch 51226tonnes2005
Catch 43283tonnes2006
Catch 47219tonnes2007
Catch 50987tonnes2008
Catch 69408tonnes2009
Catch 82777tonnes2010
Catch 101696tonnes2011
Catch 98357tonnes2012
Catch 93639tonnes2013
Catch 99853tonnes2014
Catch 103490tonnes2015
Catch 121847tonnes2016
Catch 112057tonnes2017
Catch 96705tonnes2018
Catch 87238tonnes2019
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database in 2020. ICES, Copenhagen.  Click to open
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