SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Dicentrarchus labrax

SPECIES NAME(s)

European seabass

In 2012, European seabass populations from the North, Irish and Celtic seas, and English and Bristol Channels have been grouped in a single assessment. However, there is evidence that some exchange with populations from southern Ireland and Bay of Biscay may exist. As seabass stock structure remains uncertain (ICES, 2014a,b), research programs on seabass stock identity are being carried out by France and UK, involvingelectronicandconventionaltagging,and modelling of larval drift patterns, to try and improve knowledge of spatial dynamics (ICES, 2014a).


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Despite the scarcity of management measures adopted at the stock level, some countries such as the UK have already a series of measures to protect the stock. The quality of reported data for commercial fisheries has been improving overall.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

< 6

Managers Compliance:

< 6 to ≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

≥ 6