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Capelin - Iceland and Faroes grounds, East Greenland and Jan Mayen area
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2019
Capelin - Iceland and Faroes grounds, East Greenland and Jan Mayen area
Fact Sheet Citation  
Capelin (Mallotus villosus) in Subareas 5 and 14 and Division 2.a west of 5°W (Iceland and Faroes grounds, East Greenland, Jan Mayen area)
Owned byInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – More
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FAO Names: en - Capelin, fr - Capelan, es - Capelán, zh - 毛鳞鱼, ru - Мойва

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Catch
Geographic extent of Capelin - Iceland and Faroes grounds, East Greenland and Jan Mayen area
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: UndefinedUncertain/Not assessedGray
Abundance levelBlim: Reduced reproductive capacityDepleted
Habitat and Biology
Depth zone: Shelf (50 m - 200 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 980100tonnes1979
Landed Volume 683600tonnes1980
Landed Volume 626200tonnes1981
Landed Volume 0tonnes1982
Landed Volume 573000tonnes1983
Landed Volume 897000tonnes1984
Landed Volume 1311500tonnes1985
Landed Volume 1333400tonnes1986
Landed Volume 1115800tonnes1987
Landed Volume 1036500tonnes1988
Landed Volume 807800tonnes1989
Landed Volume 313600tonnes1990
Landed Volume 677100tonnes1991
Landed Volume 787700tonnes1992
Landed Volume 1178700tonnes1993
Landed Volume 863900tonnes1994
Landed Volume 929300tonnes1995
Landed Volume 1570900tonnes1996
Landed Volume 1244900tonnes1997
Landed Volume 1099400tonnes1998
Landed Volume 932700tonnes1999
Landed Volume 1071300tonnes2000
Landed Volume 1249000tonnes2001
Landed Volume 987700tonnes2002
Landed Volume 741400tonnes2003
Landed Volume 784000tonnes2004
Landed Volume 247000tonnes2005
Landed Volume 376800tonnes2006
Landed Volume 203400tonnes2007
Landed Volume 15100tonnes2008
Landed Volume 150700tonnes2009
Landed Volume 390600tonnes2010
Landed Volume 746500tonnes2011
Landed Volume 551000tonnes2012
Landed Volume 141700tonnes2013
Landed Volume 517400tonnes2014
Landed Volume 173600tonnes2015
Landed Volume 299800tonnes2016
Landed Volume 286500tonnes2017
Landed Volume 0tonnes2018
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 980100tonnes1979
Catch 683600tonnes1980
Catch 626200tonnes1981
Catch 0tonnes1982
Catch 573000tonnes1983
Catch 897000tonnes1984
Catch 1311500tonnes1985
Catch 1333400tonnes1986
Catch 1115800tonnes1987
Catch 1036500tonnes1988
Catch 807800tonnes1989
Catch 313600tonnes1990
Catch 677100tonnes1991
Catch 787700tonnes1992
Catch 1178700tonnes1993
Catch 863900tonnes1994
Catch 929300tonnes1995
Catch 1570900tonnes1996
Catch 1244900tonnes1997
Catch 1099400tonnes1998
Catch 932700tonnes1999
Catch 1071300tonnes2000
Catch 1249000tonnes2001
Catch 987700tonnes2002
Catch 741400tonnes2003
Catch 784000tonnes2004
Catch 247000tonnes2005
Catch 376800tonnes2006
Catch 203400tonnes2007
Catch 15100tonnes2008
Catch 150700tonnes2009
Catch 390600tonnes2010
Catch 746500tonnes2011
Catch 551000tonnes2012
Catch 141700tonnes2013
Catch 517400tonnes2014
Catch 173600tonnes2015
Catch 299800tonnes2016
Catch 286500tonnes2017
Catch 0tonnes2018
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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