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Blue Ling - Faroes Grounds, Rockall, Celtic Seas and English Channel
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2016
Blue Ling - Faroes Grounds, Rockall, Celtic Seas and English Channel
Fact Sheet Citation  
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia) in Subareas 6-7 and Division 5.b (Celtic Seas, English Channel, and Faroes 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: Landed Volume; Catch
Geographic extent of Blue Ling - Faroes Grounds, Rockall, Celtic Seas and English Channel
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2015
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateFMSY: AppropriateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
Abundance levelBlim: Full reproductive capacityPre-exploitation biomass or high abundance
Intermediate abundance

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
ProductionLanded Volume 1289tonnes1966
Landed Volume 1316tonnes1967
Landed Volume 2787tonnes1968
Landed Volume 1219tonnes1969
Landed Volume 3242tonnes1970
Landed Volume 1939tonnes1971
Landed Volume 4643tonnes1972
Landed Volume 25172tonnes1973
Landed Volume 20575tonnes1974
Landed Volume 14193tonnes1975
Landed Volume 19248tonnes1976
Landed Volume 30349tonnes1977
Landed Volume 13000tonnes1978
Landed Volume 10087tonnes1979
Landed Volume 22287tonnes1980
Landed Volume 13195tonnes1981
Landed Volume 10912tonnes1982
Landed Volume 11432tonnes1983
Landed Volume 15437tonnes1984
Landed Volume 19205tonnes1985
Landed Volume 21018tonnes1986
Landed Volume 17430tonnes1987
Landed Volume 18842tonnes1988
Landed Volume 15116tonnes1989
Landed Volume 12427tonnes1990
Landed Volume 12185tonnes1991
Landed Volume 13659tonnes1992
Landed Volume 10789tonnes1993
Landed Volume 6317tonnes1994
Landed Volume 7570tonnes1995
Landed Volume 8531tonnes1996
Landed Volume 10367tonnes1997
Landed Volume 10682tonnes1998
Landed Volume 12406tonnes1999
Landed Volume 11160tonnes2000
Landed Volume 12127tonnes2001
Landed Volume 8753tonnes2002
Landed Volume 7275tonnes2003
Landed Volume 6222tonnes2004
Landed Volume 5481tonnes2005
Landed Volume 5650tonnes2006
Landed Volume 5648tonnes2007
Landed Volume 3940tonnes2008
Landed Volume 4121tonnes2009
Landed Volume 4759tonnes2010
Landed Volume 2861tonnes2011
Landed Volume 3031tonnes2012
Landed Volume 2588tonnes2013
Landed Volume 2949tonnes2014
Landed Volume 2758tonnes2015
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 1289tonnes1966
Catch 1316tonnes1967
Catch 2787tonnes1968
Catch 1219tonnes1969
Catch 3242tonnes1970
Catch 1939tonnes1971
Catch 4643tonnes1972
Catch 25172tonnes1973
Catch 20575tonnes1974
Catch 14193tonnes1975
Catch 19248tonnes1976
Catch 30349tonnes1977
Catch 13000tonnes1978
Catch 10087tonnes1979
Catch 22287tonnes1980
Catch 13195tonnes1981
Catch 10912tonnes1982
Catch 11432tonnes1983
Catch 15437tonnes1984
Catch 19205tonnes1985
Catch 21018tonnes1986
Catch 17430tonnes1987
Catch 18842tonnes1988
Catch 15116tonnes1989
Catch 12427tonnes1990
Catch 12185tonnes1991
Catch 13659tonnes1992
Catch 10789tonnes1993
Catch 6317tonnes1994
Catch 7570tonnes1995
Catch 8531tonnes1996
Catch 10367tonnes1997
Catch 10682tonnes1998
Catch 12406tonnes1999
Catch 11160tonnes2000
Catch 12127tonnes2001
Catch 8753tonnes2002
Catch 7275tonnes2003
Catch 6222tonnes2004
Catch 5481tonnes2005
Catch 5650tonnes2006
Catch 5648tonnes2007
Catch 3940tonnes2008
Catch 4121tonnes2009
Catch 4759tonnes2010
Catch 2861tonnes2011
Catch 3031tonnes2012
Catch 2588tonnes2013
Catch 2949tonnes2014
Catch 2712tonnes2015
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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