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Profile updated on 6 July 2021

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Ammodytes spp.

SPECIES NAME(s)

Sandeels nei, Sandlances nei

COMMON NAMES

Sandeel

The complete stock structure of North Sea sandeel is unclear, and although several reproductively isolated sub-populations have been identified, some exchange appears to take place between neighboring populations in early life stages. From 2010 onwards ICES has presented advice for the North Sea sandeel divided into 7 management areas, based on the assumption that this will better reflect the stock structure and enable improved management avoiding local depletion (ICES 2010). This profile represents the Kattegat Area – SA 6.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Following a precautionary approach advised by ICES (ICES 2021), only a monitoring fishery currently operates in the area​.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

9.9

Fishers Compliance:

9.8