Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Tusk - Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea, Spitzbergen and Bear Island
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2019
Tusk - Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea, Spitzbergen and Bear Island
Fact Sheet Citation  
Tusk (Brosme brosme) 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: Tusk - Northeast Atlantic
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - Tusk(=Cusk), fr - Brosme, es - Brosmio, ar - بروسمة, zh - 单鳍鳕, ru - Менек (=морской налим)

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume
Geographic extent of Tusk - 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 levelBlim: Above possible reference pointsPre-exploitation biomass or high abundance
Intermediate abundance

Habitat and Biology
Depth zone: Slope (200 m - 1000 m).   Vertical distribution: Demersal.  

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes

Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionLanded Volume 14403tonnes1988
Landed Volume 19350tonnes1989
Landed Volume 18628tonnes1990
Landed Volume 18306tonnes1991
Landed Volume 15974tonnes1992
Landed Volume 17585tonnes1993
Landed Volume 12566tonnes1994
Landed Volume 11617tonnes1995
Landed Volume 12795tonnes1996
Landed Volume 9426tonnes1997
Landed Volume 15353tonnes1998
Landed Volume 17183tonnes1999
Landed Volume 14008tonnes2000
Landed Volume 12061tonnes2001
Landed Volume 12191tonnes2002
Landed Volume 7940tonnes2003
Landed Volume 7426tonnes2004
Landed Volume 7050tonnes2005
Landed Volume 9988tonnes2006
Landed Volume 10744tonnes2007
Landed Volume 11882tonnes2008
Landed Volume 9657tonnes2009
Landed Volume 12658tonnes2010
Landed Volume 11646tonnes2011
Landed Volume 10394tonnes2012
Landed Volume 8662tonnes2013
Landed Volume 8744tonnes2014
Landed Volume 10091tonnes2015
Landed Volume 11660tonnes2016
Landed Volume 7926tonnes2017
Landed Volume 10487tonnes2018
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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