Last updated on 27 September 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Microstomus kitt

SPECIES NAME(s)

Lemon sole

The information on the stock identity of the lemon sole is scarce (ICES, 2010). However, lemon sole in Icelandic waters is assessed by the Icelandic Marine Research Institute, separately from Lemon sole – North sea and E English Channel, and treated as a different stock unit.


ANALYSIS

Strengths

CPUE and recruitment indices have been considered good. In recent years, fishable stock have been above or at long-term (1985-2014) average levels. Set TAC have been following recommended levels since 2010/2011 fishing season.

Weaknesses

No reference points have been defined yet and no management plan is known for this fishery. The potential yield of this stock is unknown

Options

An analytical stock assessment should be undertaken to evaluate the real stock condition. Management objectives should be defined for this stock.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

10

Fishers Compliance:

9.3

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

≥ 6

Future Health:

≥ 6


FIPS

No related FIPs

CERTIFICATIONS

No related MSC fisheries

Fisheries

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.

ASSESSMENT UNIT MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
Icelandic Iceland Iceland Bottom trawls
Danish seines

Analysis

OVERVIEW

Strengths

CPUE and recruitment indices have been considered good. In recent years, fishable stock have been above or at long-term (1985-2014) average levels. Set TAC have been following recommended levels since 2010/2011 fishing season.

Weaknesses

No reference points have been defined yet and no management plan is known for this fishery. The potential yield of this stock is unknown

Options

An analytical stock assessment should be undertaken to evaluate the real stock condition. Management objectives should be defined for this stock.

1.STOCK STATUS

No related analysis

2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

No related analysis

3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

No related analysis

FishSource Scores

SELECT SCORES

MANAGEMENT QUALITY

As calculated for 2014 data.

The score is ≥ 6.

No management plan is known for this fishery, and no reference points have been defined yet. Estimated fishable biomass had been at high levels since 2003 but have some decreased from 2011-2014 but it is still slight above the long-term average (1985-2014). Managers have set TACs at recommended levels since 2010/2011 fishing season (MRI, 2014).

As calculated for 2014 data.

The score is 10.0.

This measures the Set TAC as a percentage of the Advised TAC.

The Set TAC is 1.60 ('000 t). The Advised TAC is 1.60 ('000 t) .

The underlying Set TAC/Advised TAC for this index is 100%.

As calculated for 2013 data.

The score is 9.3.

This measures the Catch as a percentage of the Set TAC.

The Catch is 1.46 ('000 t). The Set TAC is 1.40 ('000 t) .

The underlying Catch/Set TAC for this index is 104%.

STOCK HEALTH:

As calculated for 2014 data.

The score is ≥ 6.

Indices of fishable stock from the groundfish survey had been high since 2003 but have some decreased from 2011-2014 but it is still slight above the long-term average (1985-2014). Recruitment indices remain high and CPUE has been considered good (MRI, 2014).

As calculated for 2014 data.

The score is ≥ 6.

Fishable stock (2013/2014) has been slight above the long-term average (1985-2014 and CPUE and recruitment indices have been considered good. Recommended TAC remain at the same level than the previous year (MRI, 2014).

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No related analysis

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

No related FIPs

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

No related MSC certifications

Sources

Credits

Icelandic fisheries, 2010. Lemon sole. http://www.fisheries.is/main-species/flatfishes/lemon-sole/

ICES, 2010. Report of the Working Group on Assessment of New MoU Species (WGNEW), 11-15 October 2010, ICES HQ, Denmark (ICES CM 2010/ACOM: 21). 185 pp. http://www.ices.dk/reports/ACOM/2010/WGNEW/WGNEW%202010%20.pdf

IMFA, 2011. Total Allowable Catch 2010/2011. Icelandic Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture (IMFA). [Accessed on 01 November 2011]http://www.fisheries.is/management/total-allowable-catch/

Marine Research Institute (MRI), 2014. State of Marine Stocks in Icelandic Waters 2013/2014 - Prospects for theQuota Year 2014/2015. Marine Research in Iceland 176. 188 pp. http://www.hafro.is/Astand/2014/english/13-lemonsole-14.pdf

MRI, 2011. State of Marine Stocks in Icelandic waters 2010/2011 – Prospects for the Quota Year 2011/2012. Marine Research Institute. Reykjavik, Iceland. 185 pp. http://www.hafro.is/Astand/2011/ASTANDSSKYRSLA_HAFRANNSOKNASTOFNUNARINNAR_2011.pdf

References

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