Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Greater silver smelt - East Greenland and Iceland Grounds
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2018
Greater silver smelt - East Greenland and Iceland Grounds
Fact Sheet Citation  
Greater silver smelt (Argentina silus) 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 2017. Previously monitored as: Greater silver smelt or argentine - Northeast Atlantic
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - Greater argentine, fr - Grande argentine

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume
Geographic extent of Greater silver smelt - East Greenland and Iceland Grounds
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 2017
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 5657tonnes2000
Landed Volume 3043tonnes2001
Landed Volume 4960tonnes2002
Landed Volume 2686tonnes2003
Landed Volume 3637tonnes2004
Landed Volume 4481tonnes2005
Landed Volume 4775tonnes2006
Landed Volume 4226tonnes2007
Landed Volume 8778tonnes2008
Landed Volume 10829tonnes2009
Landed Volume 16428tonnes2010
Landed Volume 10515tonnes2011
Landed Volume 9290tonnes2012
Landed Volume 7154tonnes2013
Landed Volume 7241tonnes2014
Landed Volume 6056tonnes2015
Landed Volume 5646tonnes2016
Landed Volume 3946tonnes2017
Source of information
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database on November 2017. ICES, Copenhagen. Click to open
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