Stock Advice

Current Stock Status

Below is a summary of the status of Scotland’s key pelagic stocks from information provided by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). All stocks and their catch levels are carefully managed on an annual basis through close international agreement. The dynamic nature of the marine environment means that stocks can undergo variations from year to year for natural reasons, for example poor breeding seasons or survival of juveniles.

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For detailed information about ICES fish stock, please download the pdf and click on the fish images for more information