Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Greater silver smelt - Faroes grounds and West of Scotland
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2019
Greater silver smelt - Faroes grounds and West of Scotland
Fact Sheet Citation  
Greater silver smelt (Argentina silus) in Divisions 5.b and 6.a (Faroes grounds and West of Scotland)
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 - Faroes grounds and West of Scotland
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: Pelagic.  

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes

Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionLanded Volume 8211tonnes1988
Landed Volume 20808tonnes1989
Landed Volume 9683tonnes1990
Landed Volume 4786tonnes1991
Landed Volume 6974tonnes1992
Landed Volume 2132tonnes1993
Landed Volume 8595tonnes1994
Landed Volume 17224tonnes1995
Landed Volume 15130tonnes1996
Landed Volume 15702tonnes1997
Landed Volume 23126tonnes1998
Landed Volume 16452tonnes1999
Landed Volume 12198tonnes2000
Landed Volume 24547tonnes2001
Landed Volume 19237tonnes2002
Landed Volume 8597tonnes2003
Landed Volume 10369tonnes2004
Landed Volume 12647tonnes2005
Landed Volume 17456tonnes2006
Landed Volume 21943tonnes2007
Landed Volume 20112tonnes2008
Landed Volume 20879tonnes2009
Landed Volume 21846tonnes2010
Landed Volume 22295tonnes2011
Landed Volume 14969tonnes2012
Landed Volume 16668tonnes2013
Landed Volume 15663tonnes2014
Landed Volume 17548tonnes2015
Landed Volume 16320tonnes2016
Landed Volume 16806tonnes2017
Landed Volume 16033tonnes2018
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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