Profile updated on 13 December 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Lophius budegassa

SPECIES NAME(s)

Blackbellied angler, monk, monkfish

ICES considers several different units of anglerfish for assessment and management purposes:

1) Anglerfish in Division 3a (Kattegat and Skagerrak), Subarea 4 (North Sea), and Subarea 6 (West of Scotland and Rockall) (Lophius piscatorius and L. budegassa);
2) Angler (L. piscatorius) and blackbellied angler (L. budegassa) in Divisions 7b–k and 8a,b,d (Southern Celtic Sea and Bay of Biscay);
3) Angler and blackbellied angler (covered by this profile) in Divisions 8c and 9a (Cantabrian Sea and Atlantic Iberian waters).

However, the boundaries between stocks are not based on biological criteria, according to studies carried out in genetic and morphometric analysis (Duarte et al., 2004 and Fariña et al., 2004 in ICES, 2014a). In the unit covered by this profile the two species: angler, or white anglerfish (L. piscatorius) and blackbellied angler (L. budegassa) are assessed and advised by ICES as a single assessment unit (ICES, 2014c). Angler (L. piscatorius) in Divisions 4a, Division 6a and Rockall might in fact extend into 7, 5 or 2a, although there is currently insufficient evidence to support an extension of the stock area (ICES, 2013).


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

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Stock Health:

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Future Health:

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RECOMMENDATIONS

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • This profile is not currently high on our priority list for development, and we can’t at this time provide an accurate prediction of when it will be developed. To speed up an evaluation of the sustainability status of lower priority fisheries we have initiated a program whereby industry can directly contract SFP-approved analysts to develop a FishSource profile on a fishery. More information on this External Contributor Program is available at https://www.sustainablefish.org/Programs/Science/External-Contributor-Program.

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
Cantabrian Sea and Atlantic Iberian waters EU 8c, 9a Portugal Bottom trawls
Spain Bottom trawls
Set gillnets (anchored)

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 4 January 2019

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • This profile is not currently high on our priority list for development, and we can’t at this time provide an accurate prediction of when it will be developed. To speed up an evaluation of the sustainability status of lower priority fisheries we have initiated a program whereby industry can directly contract SFP-approved analysts to develop a FishSource profile on a fishery. More information on this External Contributor Program is available at https://www.sustainablefish.org/Programs/Science/External-Contributor-Program.

1.STOCK STATUS

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2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

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FishSource Scores

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MANAGEMENT QUALITY

STOCK HEALTH:

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DATA NOTES
  1. Advised TAC and landings series graphed are for blackbellied angler only. Set TACs are for both species: (white) angler and blackbellied angler. There is also a TAC and advice area misalignment: the quantitative advised TAC applies to divisions 8c and 9a while set TACs and landings include division 8c, the entire subareas 9 and 10; and EU waters of CECAF area 34.1.1.
  2. Scores 1 and 3 have been determined qualitatively due to this misalignment.
     

Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

No related MSC certifications

Sources

Credits

Cañás, L., Stransky, C., Schlickeisen, J., Sampedro, M. P., and Fariña, A. C. 2012. Use of the otolith shape analysis in stock identification of anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius) in the Northeast Atlantic. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 69: 250–256 http://icesjms.oxfordjournals.org/content/69/2/250.full.pdf+html

Duarte, R., Sampedro, P., Landa, J. and Azevedo, M. 2007. Revision of available data (landings, effort, length frequency distributions and age–length keys) from 1996–2005 for an age-structured assessment of Southern anglerfish stocks. ICES CM 2007/ACFM: 21.

Fariña, A.C., Duarte, R., Landa, J., Quincoces, I. and Sánchez, J.A. 2004. Multiple stock identification approaches of anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius and L. budegassa) in western and southern European waters. ICES 2004 Annual Science Conference, Vigo (Spain). ICES CM 2004/EE: 25 http://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/CM%20Doccuments/2004/EE/EE2504.pdf

GESSAN, 2002. Genetic characterisation and stock structure of the two species of anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius and L. budegassa) of the North Atlantic. Ref.: EU DG XIV Study Contract: 99/013.

ICES, 2010. Report of the Working Group on the Assessment of Southern Shelf Stocks of Hake, Monk and Megrim. ICES Document CM 2010/ACOM: 11. 599 pp. http://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Expert%20Group%20Report/acom/2010/WGHMM/Sec%2000%20-%20Executive%20Summary.pdf

ICES, 2014a. Report of the Working Group for the Bay of Biscay and the Iberian waters Ecoregion (WGBIE), 7–13 May 2014, Lisbon, Portugal. ICES CM 2014/ACOM:11. 714 pp. http://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Expert%20Group%20Report/acom/2014/WGBIE/01%20WGBIE%20report%202014.pdf

ICES, 2015a. Report of the Working Group for the Bay of Biscay and the Iberian waters Ecoregion (WGBIE), 04-10 May 2015, ICES HQ, Copenhagen, Denmark. ICES CM/ACOM:11. 503 pp. http://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Expert%20Group%20Report/acom/2015/WGBIE/01%20WGBIE%20report%202015.pdf

ICES, 2016. ICES Advice on fishing opportunities, catch, and effort Bay of Biscay and the Iberian Coast Ecoregion 2016, Book 7. 7.3.3 Black-bellied anglerfish (Lophius budegassa) in divisions 8.c and 9.a (Cantabrian Sea and Atlantic Iberian waters). http://ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Advice/2016/2016/anb-8c9a.pdf

Marine Research Institute (MRI), 2015. State of Marine Stocks (no. 176) in Icelandic waters 2013/2014 – Prospects for the Quota Year 2014/2015. Reykjavik, Iceland. pages 62-63 http://www.hafro.is/Astand/2014/english/21-anglerfish-14.pdf

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