Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Ling - Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea, Spitzbergen and Bear Island
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2019
Ling - Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea, Spitzbergen and Bear Island
Fact Sheet Citation  
Ling (Molva molva) in Subareas 1 and 2 (Northeast Arctic)
Owned byInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – More
Monitoring periodThis marine resource is reported in FIRMS from 2009. Previously monitored as: Ling - Northeast Atlantic
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - Ling, fr - Lingue franche, es - Maruca, ru - Мольва обыкновенная

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Catch
Geographic extent of Ling - Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea, Spitzbergen and Bear Island
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 proxy: BelowNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
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
ProductionLanded Volume 6126tonnes1988
Landed Volume 7368tonnes1989
Landed Volume 7628tonnes1990
Landed Volume 7793tonnes1991
Landed Volume 6521tonnes1992
Landed Volume 7093tonnes1993
Landed Volume 6322tonnes1994
Landed Volume 5954tonnes1995
Landed Volume 6346tonnes1996
Landed Volume 5409tonnes1997
Landed Volume 9200tonnes1998
Landed Volume 7651tonnes1999
Landed Volume 5964tonnes2000
Landed Volume 4957tonnes2001
Landed Volume 7132tonnes2002
Landed Volume 6157tonnes2003
Landed Volume 6560tonnes2004
Landed Volume 6306tonnes2005
Landed Volume 8848tonnes2006
Landed Volume 10334tonnes2007
Landed Volume 11346tonnes2008
Landed Volume 8564tonnes2009
Landed Volume 10580tonnes2010
Landed Volume 10098tonnes2011
Landed Volume 8849tonnes2012
Landed Volume 9027tonnes2013
Landed Volume 9597tonnes2014
Landed Volume 8550tonnes2015
Landed Volume 8822tonnes2016
Landed Volume 7971tonnes2017
Landed Volume 11613tonnes2018
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 6126tonnes1988
Catch 7368tonnes1989
Catch 7628tonnes1990
Catch 7793tonnes1991
Catch 6521tonnes1992
Catch 7093tonnes1993
Catch 6322tonnes1994
Catch 5954tonnes1995
Catch 6346tonnes1996
Catch 5409tonnes1997
Catch 9200tonnes1998
Catch 7651tonnes1999
Catch 5964tonnes2000
Catch 4957tonnes2001
Catch 7132tonnes2002
Catch 6157tonnes2003
Catch 6560tonnes2004
Catch 6306tonnes2005
Catch 8848tonnes2006
Catch 10334tonnes2007
Catch 11346tonnes2008
Catch 8564tonnes2009
Catch 10580tonnes2010
Catch 10098tonnes2011
Catch 8849tonnes2012
Catch 9027tonnes2013
Catch 9597tonnes2014
Catch 8550tonnes2015
Catch 8822tonnes2016
Catch 7971tonnes2017
Catch 11613tonnes2018
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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