Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Ling - Iceland Grounds
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2016
Ling - Iceland Grounds
Fact Sheet Citation  
Ling (Molva molva) in Division 5.a (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: Ling - Northeast Atlantic
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - Ling, fr - Lingue franche, es - Maruca, ru - Мольва обыкновенная

Fishery Indicators
Production: Catch
Geographic extent of Ling - Iceland Grounds
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 2015
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: 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 4985tonnes1982
Catch 5143tonnes1983
Catch 3878tonnes1984
Catch 3440tonnes1985
Catch 3594tonnes1986
Catch 4981tonnes1987
Catch 5861tonnes1988
Catch 5610tonnes1989
Catch 5594tonnes1990
Catch 5805tonnes1991
Catch 5116tonnes1992
Catch 4854tonnes1993
Catch 4600tonnes1994
Catch 4192tonnes1995
Catch 4048tonnes1996
Catch 3933tonnes1997
Catch 4302tonnes1998
Catch 4594tonnes1999
Catch 3266tonnes2000
Catch 3333tonnes2001
Catch 4453tonnes2002
Catch 4535tonnes2003
Catch 4600tonnes2004
Catch 5194tonnes2005
Catch 7402tonnes2006
Catch 7584tonnes2007
Catch 9278tonnes2008
Catch 10939tonnes2009
Catch 11130tonnes2010
Catch 9580tonnes2011
Catch 11709tonnes2012
Catch 11445tonnes2013
Catch 13930tonnes2014
Catch 12862tonnes2015
Source of information
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database in 2019. ICES, Copenhagen.  Click to open
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