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Variety

Brill

Scophthalmus rhombus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Northeast Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

2.337 / 5

Market Names

Flounder

Summary

Abundance: Stock is likely healthy, but fishing levels are unknown.


Bycatch: Brill are caught with multiple species, and the catch of Atlantic cod, European whiting, megrim, haddock rays, and marine mammals is a serious concern.


Management: Although management measures, such as annual catch limits, are in place for several main species impacted by fishing for brill, harvest activity catches numerous species that are currently undergoing overfishing.




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Variety

Brill

Scophthalmus rhombus

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Northeast Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

1.688 / 5

Market Names

Flounder

Summary

Abundance: Stock is likely healthy, but fishing levels are unknown.


Bycatch: Brill are caught with multiple species, and the catch of Atlantic cod, European whiting, megrim, haddock rays, and marine mammals is a serious concern.


Management: Although management measures, such as annual catch limits, are in place for several main species impacted by fishing for brill, harvest activity catches numerous species that are currently undergoing overfishing.


Habitat: Harvest method has significant negative impacts on seafloor habitat.

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Variety

Brill

Scophthalmus rhombus

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Northeast Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

1.688 / 5

Market Names

Flounder

Summary

Abundance: Stock is likely healthy, but fishing levels are unknown.


Bycatch: Brill are caught with multiple species, and the catch of Atlantic cod, European whiting, megrim, haddock rays, and marine mammals is a serious concern.


Management: Although management measures, such as annual catch limits, are in place for several main species impacted by fishing for brill, harvest activity catches numerous species that are currently undergoing overfishing.

Learn more about harvest methods