Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Blonde ray - Southern North Sea and Eastern English Channel
Marine Resource  Observation Sheet
ICES Advice 2019
Blonde ray - Southern North Sea and Eastern English Channel
Fact Sheet Citation  
Blonde ray (Raja brachyura) in Divisions 4.c and 7.d (southern North Sea and eastern English Channel)
Owned byInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – More
Monitoring periodThis marine resource is reported in FIRMS up to 2017. Previously monitored as: Elasmobranchs - North Sea, Skagerrak, and Eastern English Channel
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - Blonde ray, fr - Raie lisse, es - Raya boca de rosa, ar - شِفنين بحري مَلْسَة, zh - 短尾鳐

Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume
Geographic extent of Blonde ray - Southern North Sea and Eastern English Channel
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 2018
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateFMSY: UnknownNot applicableGray
Abundance levelBlim: UnknownNot applicable
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 158tonnes2009
Landed Volume 133tonnes2010
Landed Volume 144tonnes2011
Landed Volume 194tonnes2012
Landed Volume 239tonnes2013
Landed Volume 181tonnes2014
Landed Volume 191tonnes2015
Landed Volume 147tonnes2016
Landed Volume 199tonnes2017
Landed Volume 251tonnes2018
Source of information
ICES Advice accessed through ICES Stock Assessment Database in 2020. ICES, Copenhagen.  Click to open
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