Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Mackerel - Northeast Atlantic
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2019
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 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: 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 654991tonnes1987
Catch 680491tonnes1988
Catch 585920tonnes1989
Catch 626107tonnes1990
Catch 675665tonnes1991
Catch 760690tonnes1992
Catch 824568tonnes1993
Catch 819087tonnes1994
Catch 756277tonnes1995
Catch 563471tonnes1996
Catch 573029tonnes1997
Catch 666316tonnes1998
Catch 640452tonnes1999
Catch 738762tonnes2000
Catch 737544tonnes2001
Catch 773900tonnes2002
Catch 679219tonnes2003
Catch 685185tonnes2004
Catch 550450tonnes2005
Catch 481247tonnes2006
Catch 590035tonnes2007
Catch 623361tonnes2008
Catch 740451tonnes2009
Catch 878144tonnes2010
Catch 948250tonnes2011
Catch 897388tonnes2012
Catch 934765tonnes2013
Catch 1398120tonnes2014
Catch 1215904tonnes2015
Catch 1096470tonnes2016
Catch 1156003tonnes2017
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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