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Anchovy - Bay of Biscay
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2016
Anchovy - Bay of Biscay
Fact Sheet Citation  
Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) in Subarea 8 (Bay of Biscay)
Owned byInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – More
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FAO Names: en - European anchovy, fr - Anchois, es - Boquerón, ru - Анчоус европейский

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Catch
Geographic extent of Anchovy - Bay of Biscay
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2016
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateFMSY: UndefinedUncertain/Not assessed
Abundance levelBlim: Full reproductive capacityPre-exploitation biomass or high abundance
Intermediate abundance
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 15308tonnes1987
Landed Volume 15581tonnes1988
Landed Volume 10614tonnes1989
Landed Volume 34272tonnes1990
Landed Volume 19634tonnes1991
Landed Volume 37885tonnes1992
Landed Volume 40393tonnes1993
Landed Volume 34631tonnes1994
Landed Volume 30115tonnes1995
Landed Volume 34373tonnes1996
Landed Volume 22337tonnes1997
Landed Volume 31617tonnes1998
Landed Volume 27259tonnes1999
Landed Volume 36994tonnes2000
Landed Volume 40149tonnes2001
Landed Volume 17507tonnes2002
Landed Volume 10595tonnes2003
Landed Volume 16361tonnes2004
Landed Volume 1128tonnes2005
Landed Volume 1753tonnes2006
Landed Volume 0tonnes2007
Landed Volume 0tonnes2008
Landed Volume 0tonnes2009
Landed Volume 10317tonnes2010
Landed Volume 14530tonnes2011
Landed Volume 14402tonnes2012
Landed Volume 14192tonnes2013
Landed Volume 20126tonnes2014
Landed Volume 28258tonnes2015
Landed Volume 18050tonnes2016
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 15308tonnes1987
Catch 15581tonnes1988
Catch 10614tonnes1989
Catch 34272tonnes1990
Catch 19634tonnes1991
Catch 37885tonnes1992
Catch 40393tonnes1993
Catch 34631tonnes1994
Catch 30115tonnes1995
Catch 34373tonnes1996
Catch 22337tonnes1997
Catch 31617tonnes1998
Catch 27259tonnes1999
Catch 36994tonnes2000
Catch 40149tonnes2001
Catch 17507tonnes2002
Catch 10595tonnes2003
Catch 16361tonnes2004
Catch 1128tonnes2005
Catch 1753tonnes2006
Catch 0tonnes2007
Catch 0tonnes2008
Catch 0tonnes2009
Catch 10317tonnes2010
Catch 14530tonnes2011
Catch 14402tonnes2012
Catch 14192tonnes2013
Catch 20126tonnes2014
Catch 28258tonnes2015
Catch 18050tonnes2016
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database in 2019. ICES, Copenhagen.  Click to open
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