Profile updated on 16 December 2016
The stock structure of turbot in the North Sea is unclear. A break between the southern and central parts is identified according to genetic analysis but the life cycle and spawning aggregations are not identified, thus an assessment unit is considered in Division IV (ICES, 2015b).
Image: Bauchot, M.-L., 1987. Poissons osseux. p. 891-1421. In W. Fischer, M.L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.) Fiches FAO d'identification pour les besoins de la pêche. (rev. 1). Méditerranée et mer Noire. Zone de pêche 37. Vol. II. Commission des Communautés Européennes and FAO, Rome.
Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.
No related FIPs
No related MSC certifications
ICES, 2012b. Report of the Working Group on Assessment of New MoU Species (WGNEW), 5 - 9 March 2012, ICES CM 2012/ACOM:20, 258 pp. http://www.ices.dk/reports/ACOM/2012/WGNEW/WGNEW%20final%20May%202012.pdf
ICES, 2015b. Report of the Working Group for the Assessment of Demersal Stocks in the North Sea and Skagerrak (WGNSSK), 30 April–7 May 2014, ICES HQ, Copenhagen, Denmark. ICES CM 2014/ACOM:13. 1493 pp. http://ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Expert%20Group%20Report/acom/2014/WGNSSK/01%20WGNSSK%20report%202014.pdf