Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Mackerel - Northeast Atlantic
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2018
Mackerel - Northeast Atlantic
Fact Sheet Citation  
Mackerel (Scomber scombrus) in Subareas 1-8 and 14 and Division 9.a (the Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters)
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FAO Names: en - Atlantic mackerel, fr - Maquereau commun, es - Caballa del Atlántico, ru - Скумбрия обыкновенная

Fishery Indicators
Production: Catch
Geographic extent of Mackerel - Northeast Atlantic
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2017
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateFMSY: AboveHigh fishing mortalityRed
Abundance levelBlim: Increased riskLow abundance

Habitat and Biology
Depth zone: Shelf (50 m - 200 m).   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes

Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 734950tonnes1980
Catch 754045tonnes1981
Catch 716987tonnes1982
Catch 672283tonnes1983
Catch 641928tonnes1984
Catch 614371tonnes1985
Catch 602201tonnes1986
Catch 654992tonnes1987
Catch 680491tonnes1988
Catch 585920tonnes1989
Catch 626107tonnes1990
Catch 675665tonnes1991
Catch 760690tonnes1992
Catch 824568tonnes1993
Catch 819087tonnes1994
Catch 756277tonnes1995
Catch 563472tonnes1996
Catch 573029tonnes1997
Catch 666316tonnes1998
Catch 640309tonnes1999
Catch 738606tonnes2000
Catch 737463tonnes2001
Catch 771422tonnes2002
Catch 679287tonnes2003
Catch 660491tonnes2004
Catch 549514tonnes2005
Catch 481181tonnes2006
Catch 586206tonnes2007
Catch 623165tonnes2008
Catch 737969tonnes2009
Catch 875515tonnes2010
Catch 946661tonnes2011
Catch 892353tonnes2012
Catch 931732tonnes2013
Catch 1393000tonnes2014
Catch 1208990tonnes2015
Catch 1094066tonnes2016
Catch 1155944tonnes2017
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database in 2019. ICES, Copenhagen.  Click to open
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