Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Blue Ling - Iceland Grounds and East Greenland
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2019
Blue Ling - Iceland Grounds and East Greenland
Fact Sheet Citation  
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia) in Subarea 14 and Division 5.a (East Greenland and Iceland grounds)
Owned byInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – More
Monitoring periodThis marine resource is reported in FIRMS from 2009. Previously monitored as: Blue Ling - Northeast Atlantic
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - Blue ling, fr - Lingue bleue, es - Maruca azul, ru - Мольва голубая (=биркеланга)

Fishery Indicators
Production: Catch
Geographic extent of Blue Ling - Iceland Grounds and East Greenland
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2018
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateFMSY: UndefinedUncertain/Not assessedGray
Abundance levelMSY Btrigger: UndefinedUncertain/Not assessed
Habitat and Biology
Depth zone: Slope (200 m - 1000 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
ProductionCatch 2427tonnes1973
Catch 2592tonnes1974
Catch 2754tonnes1975
Catch 2137tonnes1976
Catch 2806tonnes1977
Catch 2368tonnes1978
Catch 3228tonnes1979
Catch 9145tonnes1980
Catch 9607tonnes1981
Catch 8179tonnes1982
Catch 7335tonnes1983
Catch 4043tonnes1984
Catch 1788tonnes1985
Catch 2214tonnes1986
Catch 1975tonnes1987
Catch 1613tonnes1988
Catch 2603tonnes1989
Catch 3100tonnes1990
Catch 1978tonnes1991
Catch 3016tonnes1992
Catch 5498tonnes1993
Catch 2016tonnes1994
Catch 1776tonnes1995
Catch 1337tonnes1996
Catch 1348tonnes1997
Catch 1210tonnes1998
Catch 1657tonnes1999
Catch 2543tonnes2000
Catch 2642tonnes2001
Catch 1384tonnes2002
Catch 1874tonnes2003
Catch 1214tonnes2004
Catch 1785tonnes2005
Catch 1865tonnes2006
Catch 2112tonnes2007
Catch 4152tonnes2008
Catch 4439tonnes2009
Catch 6960tonnes2010
Catch 6719tonnes2011
Catch 4913tonnes2012
Catch 3234tonnes2013
Catch 1706tonnes2014
Catch 1820tonnes2015
Catch 1031tonnes2016
Catch 641tonnes2017
Catch 592tonnes2018
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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