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Sandeel - Northern and Central North Sea (Sandeel Area 4)
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2018
Sandeel - Northern and Central North Sea (Sandeel Area 4)
Fact Sheet Citation  
Sandeel (Ammodytes spp.) in Divisions 4.a and 4.b, Sandeel Area 4 (northern and central North Sea)
Owned byInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – More
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FAO Names: en - Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei, fr - Lançons nca, es - Lanzones nep, ru - Песчанковые

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Catch
Geographic extent of Sandeel - Northern and Central North Sea (Sandeel Area 4)
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 2017
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateFMSY: UnknownNot applicable
Abundance levelBlim: Full reproductive capacityPre-exploitation biomass or high abundance
Intermediate abundance

Habitat and Biology
Depth zone: Shelf (50 m - 200 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 132599tonnes1993
Landed Volume 158690tonnes1994
Landed Volume 52591tonnes1995
Landed Volume 158490tonnes1996
Landed Volume 58446tonnes1997
Landed Volume 58746tonnes1998
Landed Volume 53334tonnes1999
Landed Volume 37714tonnes2000
Landed Volume 47902tonnes2001
Landed Volume 12736tonnes2002
Landed Volume 63731tonnes2003
Landed Volume 6882tonnes2004
Landed Volume 1557tonnes2005
Landed Volume 0tonnes2006
Landed Volume 0tonnes2007
Landed Volume 0tonnes2008
Landed Volume 0tonnes2009
Landed Volume 0tonnes2010
Landed Volume 0tonnes2011
Landed Volume 2585tonnes2012
Landed Volume 5225tonnes2013
Landed Volume 4314tonnes2014
Landed Volume 4392tonnes2015
Landed Volume 6188tonnes2016
Landed Volume 17504tonnes2017
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 132599tonnes1993
Catch 158690tonnes1994
Catch 52591tonnes1995
Catch 158490tonnes1996
Catch 58446tonnes1997
Catch 58746tonnes1998
Catch 53334tonnes1999
Catch 37714tonnes2000
Catch 47902tonnes2001
Catch 12736tonnes2002
Catch 63731tonnes2003
Catch 6882tonnes2004
Catch 1557tonnes2005
Catch 0tonnes2006
Catch 0tonnes2007
Catch 0tonnes2008
Catch 0tonnes2009
Catch 0tonnes2010
Catch 0tonnes2011
Catch 2585tonnes2012
Catch 5225tonnes2013
Catch 4314tonnes2014
Catch 4392tonnes2015
Catch 6188tonnes2016
Catch 17504tonnes2017
Source of information
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database on November 2017. ICES, Copenhagen. Click to open
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