Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Blue whiting - Northeast Atlantic
Fact Sheet Title  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2019
Blue whiting - Northeast Atlantic
Fact Sheet Citation  
Blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou) in Subareas 1-9, 12, and 14 (Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters)
Owned byInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – ownership
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Species List:
Species Ref: en - Blue whiting(=Poutassou), fr - Merlan bleu, es - Bacaladilla, ar - غُبَر أزرق, zh - 小鳍鳕, ru - Путассу северная

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Catch
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Aq Res
Biological Stock: Yes         Value: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2019
Aq Res State Trend
Aq Res State Trend
Aq Res State Trend Aq Res State Trend
Aq Res State TrendFMSY: AboveHigh fishing mortality
Aq Res State TrendBlim: Full reproductive capacityPre-exploitation biomass or high abundance
Intermediate abundance
Habitat Bio
Depth Zone: Shelf (50 m - 200 m).   Vertical Dist: Pelagic.  

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Water Area Overview
Aq Res Struct
Biological Stock: Yes
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionLanded Volume 922980tonnes1981
Landed Volume 550643tonnes1982
Landed Volume 553344tonnes1983
Landed Volume 615569tonnes1984
Landed Volume 678214tonnes1985
Landed Volume 847145tonnes1986
Landed Volume 654718tonnes1987
Landed Volume 552264tonnes1988
Landed Volume 630316tonnes1989
Landed Volume 558128tonnes1990
Landed Volume 364008tonnes1991
Landed Volume 474592tonnes1992
Landed Volume 475198tonnes1993
Landed Volume 457696tonnes1994
Landed Volume 505176tonnes1995
Landed Volume 621104tonnes1996
Landed Volume 639681tonnes1997
Landed Volume 1131955tonnes1998
Landed Volume 1261033tonnes1999
Landed Volume 1412449tonnes2000
Landed Volume 1771805tonnes2001
Landed Volume 1556955tonnes2002
Landed Volume 2365319tonnes2003
Landed Volume 2400795tonnes2004
Landed Volume 2018344tonnes2005
Landed Volume 1956239tonnes2006
Landed Volume 1612269tonnes2007
Landed Volume 1251851tonnes2008
Landed Volume 634978tonnes2009
Landed Volume 539539tonnes2010
Landed Volume 103771tonnes2011
Landed Volume 375692tonnes2012
Landed Volume 613863tonnes2013
Landed Volume 1147650tonnes2014
Landed Volume 1390656tonnes2015
Landed Volume 1180786tonnes2016
Landed Volume 1555069tonnes2017
Landed Volume 1709856tonnes2018
Landed Volume 1444301tonnes2019
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 922980tonnes1981
Catch 550643tonnes1982
Catch 553344tonnes1983
Catch 615569tonnes1984
Catch 678214tonnes1985
Catch 847145tonnes1986
Catch 654718tonnes1987
Catch 552264tonnes1988
Catch 630316tonnes1989
Catch 558128tonnes1990
Catch 364008tonnes1991
Catch 474592tonnes1992
Catch 475198tonnes1993
Catch 457696tonnes1994
Catch 505176tonnes1995
Catch 621104tonnes1996
Catch 639681tonnes1997
Catch 1131955tonnes1998
Catch 1261033tonnes1999
Catch 1412449tonnes2000
Catch 1771805tonnes2001
Catch 1556955tonnes2002
Catch 2365319tonnes2003
Catch 2400795tonnes2004
Catch 2018344tonnes2005
Catch 1956239tonnes2006
Catch 1612269tonnes2007
Catch 1251851tonnes2008
Catch 634978tonnes2009
Catch 539539tonnes2010
Catch 103771tonnes2011
Catch 375692tonnes2012
Catch 613863tonnes2013
Catch 1147650tonnes2014
Catch 1390656tonnes2015
Catch 1180786tonnes2016
Catch 1555069tonnes2017
Catch 1709856tonnes2018
Catch 1444301tonnes2019
Management unit: Yes
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