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Pleuronectes platessa
Belgium
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 5,400 5,600 6,000 6,600 6,200 6,500 6,300 6,900 6,100 6,300 6,700 4,100 4,800 5,800 4,900 4,500 6,800 7,000 6,100 5,000 5,400 5,900 6,100 6,800 6,880 6,774 5,912 7,895 6,883 8,227 8,058 7,793 8,521 10,591 11,627 12,003 9,973 12,336 15,386 14,416 17,766 17,954 14,823 12,775 10,398 9,290 7,684 7,469 7,369 8,186 9,148 8,487 7,043 6,487 6,053 5,063 5,139 5,732 5,220 5,008 5,200 6,344
Pleuronectes platessa
Channel Islands
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 8 8 6 4 4 4 8 8 3 3 26 19 17 23 18 13 11 6 5 5 4 2 4 4 4 6
Pleuronectes platessa
Denmark
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 31,900 31,700 36,400 33,900 30,700 28,800 29,700 30,100 32,800 39,000 47,100 55,100 59,300 63,600 66,500 48,300 41,600 47,000 52,200 53,700 51,800 45,400 47,900 39,700 38,508 40,824 47,927 49,060 52,252 54,316 46,447 37,802 36,252 30,555 35,229 42,732 41,097 37,049 32,442 30,804 37,453 32,460 31,931 27,159 27,954 24,092 22,571 24,621 18,927 23,123 23,902 26,849 22,998 22,379 20,705 18,377 21,185 16,780 17,580 16,056 18,095 20,826
Pleuronectes platessa
Faroe Islands
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 100 100 100 300 100 300 200 100 300 100 100 100 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 200 400 400 100 200 90 210 114 187 290 347 224 353 533 582 457 362 453 324 409 523 284 236 417 319 957 425 443 506 443 325 259 327 456 465 468 421 409 362 258 208 253 254
Pleuronectes platessa
Finland
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 5 4 3 2
Pleuronectes platessa
France
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 3,300 3,700 3,900 5,100 4,300 3,900 4,600 4,100 3,800 4,000 4,500 3,900 4,100 4,800 5,200 7,000 7,600 7,200 5,600 5,200 4,800 5,000 4,700 4,800 3,420 3,526 3,190 3,450 3,841 4,358 5,297 5,604 5,928 5,666 5,234 6,408 5,886 8,019 9,456 7,420 7,502 5,662 5,026 4,582 4,667 3,982 3,843 4,326 4,667 5,642 4,703 4,247 5,229 3,856 3,615 3,185 2,741 2,809 2,267 2,694 3,214 2,862
Pleuronectes platessa
Germany
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 4,400 3,100 3,600 3,900 3,400 2,700 3,000 4,300 4,700 3,800 4,200 4,700 4,400 4,900 4,900 5,400 5,400 6,500 6,500 5,700 5,900 3,700 4,700 5,800 3,634 4,528 4,635 5,938 6,402 6,189 4,764 3,673 3,726 2,505 2,558 2,931 2,287 2,125 2,647 5,393 8,991 8,039 6,910 7,038 5,832 6,533 4,935 4,304 3,050 3,462 4,501 4,842 4,148 3,944 3,850 3,560 3,863 2,915 3,412 3,263 4,103 4,255
Pleuronectes platessa
Greenland
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pleuronectes platessa
Iceland
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 2,300 2,700 800 200 200 200 500 1,300 500 1,000 3,100 4,600 5,000 3,300 5,300 7,300 7,400 5,700 6,100 10,800 8,100 7,200 5,100 4,100 3,936 4,399 4,993 5,267 4,499 4,491 5,145 3,840 6,303 8,552 11,334 14,446 12,700 11,162 14,040 11,299 11,360 10,794 10,500 12,516 11,851 10,649 11,070 10,557 7,111 7,064 5,218 4,905 5,126 5,257 5,707 5,807 6,370 5,816 6,724 6,316 5,984 4,945
Pleuronectes platessa
Ireland
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 700 700 1,000 1,300 1,100 1,200 1,400 1,200 1,100 1,000 1,100 1,100 1,000 1,100 1,500 1,300 1,500 1,500 2,200 2,000 1,700 1,700 1,500 1,600 1,427 1,581 1,823 1,714 1,683 1,710 1,916 2,187 1,675 2,352 2,573 3,243 2,677 3,228 3,410 2,778 2,648 2,272 2,549 1,661 1,470 1,590 1,679 1,699 1,731 1,424 1,028 841 801 876 564 476 340 393 277 264 273 291
Pleuronectes platessa
Isle of Man
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 20 27 12 11 11 26 12 9 12 13 22 26 15 13 14 20 16 11 14 5 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Pleuronectes platessa
Latvia
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pleuronectes platessa
Netherlands
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 11,900 12,000 12,400 14,800 11,400 10,400 11,700 12,200 14,000 12,900 13,200 16,000 19,100 23,100 24,600 23,300 27,600 29,900 33,200 39,400 46,100 44,600 52,100 58,000 54,513 51,527 51,194 54,067 32,235 40,051 40,044 41,468 56,365 54,442 64,250 95,503 79,189 78,821 79,516 84,846 78,987 68,642 51,124 48,555 50,289 44,262 35,539 34,272 30,592 37,543 35,079 33,835 29,083 28,867 25,123 23,101 23,947 23,099 20,757 23,476 28,291 29,305
Pleuronectes platessa
Norway
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 1,700 1,400 1,400 1,100 1,200 1,000 1,000 1,100 1,000 900 1,200 1,400 1,200 1,200 1,300 1,400 1,300 900 700 700 800 500 500 600 492 380 637 577 729 1,196 765 656 651 882 1,183 750 638 364 441 899 2,473 1,172 1,510 1,399 1,105 1,166 1,731 2,857 1,872 1,816 1,944 2,772 2,945 3,227 2,886 2,671 2,619 2,085 1,818 1,690 1,671 1,805
Pleuronectes platessa
Poland
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 153 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 28 56 60 29 43 38 35
Pleuronectes platessa
Portugal
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 216 248 219 184 191 218 197 218 143 147 137 89 115 95 124 145 184 99 171 143 105 92 89 101 112 65
Pleuronectes platessa
Russian ederation
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 659 598 1,598 2,886 4,984 4,404 4,431 2,161 3,531 3,729 3,911 3,114 1,250 1,133 593 976 1,160 1,445 1,938 2,233 4,245 7,514 8,455
Pleuronectes platessa
Spain
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 67 28 14 0 79 0 0 0 4 0 0 17 2 1 12 14 3 6 3 39 41 13 12 13 33 7 16 6 8 12 9
Pleuronectes platessa
Sweden
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 1,300 1,100 1,700 1,200 1,100 1,300 1,100 1,000 1,000 1,100 1,100 1,400 1,800 1,400 1,300 1,100 600 1,000 1,100 1,000 700 700 700 500 490 517 507 483 508 520 504 487 444 540 743 748 484 634 543 500 1,172 859 666 475 565 511 531 558 431 405 449 416 387 468 396 323 447 505 535 341 300 302
Pleuronectes platessa
Un. Sov. Soc. Rep.
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 4,400 5,900 7,300 7,200 5,500 6,100 4,700 4,900 6,800 6,700 10,000 16,800 14,200 9,200 10,400 9,800 15,400 11,700 10,300 9,700 10,400 29,600 21,000 17,300 19,683 13,835 12,835 16,761 17,523 8,445 4,218 2,998 4,496 6,091 3,859 2,220 3,217 2,487 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pleuronectes platessa
United Kingdom
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 33,000 32,400 33,500 37,200 37,300 42,200 38,300 38,500 40,100 43,800 41,200 39,700 40,600 45,600 47,100 45,000 45,500 50,200 47,800 46,900 49,700 50,000 45,300 42,700 32,737 31,442 35,842 40,170 35,661 33,991 27,772 26,868 25,947 22,340 23,136 22,150 23,292 28,208 31,502 33,456 33,059 34,628 37,390 36,278 32,802 29,194 25,319 26,599 23,510 20,394 23,701 21,936 19,647 16,495 17,402 12,272 14,521 13,242 12,963 14,793 16,416 17,164
Pleuronectes platessa
Belgium
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 5,400 5,600 6,000 6,600 6,200 6,500 6,300 6,900 6,100 6,300 6,700 4,100 4,800 5,800 4,900 4,500 6,800 7,000 6,100 5,000 5,400 5,900 6,100 6,800 6,880 6,774 5,912 7,895 6,883 8,227 8,058 7,793 8,521 10,591 11,627 12,003 9,973 12,336 15,386 14,416 17,766 17,954 14,823 12,775 10,398 9,290 7,684 7,469 7,369 8,186 9,148 8,487 7,043 6,487 6,053 5,063 5,139 5,732 5,220 5,008 5,200 6,344
Pleuronectes platessa
Channel Islands
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 8 8 6 4 4 4 8 8 3 3 26 19 17 23 18 13 11 6 5 5 4 2 4 4 4 6
Pleuronectes platessa
Denmark
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 31,900 31,700 36,400 33,900 30,700 28,800 29,700 30,100 32,800 39,000 47,100 55,100 59,300 63,600 66,500 48,300 41,600 47,000 52,200 53,700 51,800 45,400 47,900 39,700 38,508 40,824 47,927 49,060 52,252 54,316 46,447 37,802 36,252 30,555 35,229 42,732 41,097 37,049 32,442 30,804 37,453 32,460 31,931 27,159 27,954 24,092 22,571 24,621 18,927 23,123 23,902 26,849 22,998 22,379 20,705 18,377 21,185 16,780 17,580 16,056 18,095 20,826
Pleuronectes platessa
Faroe Islands
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 100 100 100 300 100 300 200 100 300 100 100 100 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 200 400 400 100 200 90 210 114 187 290 347 224 353 533 582 457 362 453 324 409 523 284 236 417 319 957 425 443 506 443 325 259 327 456 465 468 421 409 362 258 208 253 254
Pleuronectes platessa
Finland
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 5 4 3 2
Pleuronectes platessa
France
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 3,300 3,700 3,900 5,100 4,300 3,900 4,600 4,100 3,800 4,000 4,500 3,900 4,100 4,800 5,200 7,000 7,600 7,200 5,600 5,200 4,800 5,000 4,700 4,800 3,420 3,526 3,190 3,450 3,841 4,358 5,297 5,604 5,928 5,666 5,234 6,408 5,886 8,019 9,456 7,420 7,502 5,662 5,026 4,582 4,667 3,982 3,843 4,326 4,667 5,642 4,703 4,247 5,229 3,856 3,615 3,185 2,741 2,809 2,267 2,694 3,214 2,862
Pleuronectes platessa
Germany
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 4,400 3,100 3,600 3,900 3,400 2,700 3,000 4,300 4,700 3,800 4,200 4,700 4,400 4,900 4,900 5,400 5,400 6,500 6,500 5,700 5,900 3,700 4,700 5,800 3,634 4,528 4,635 5,938 6,402 6,189 4,764 3,673 3,726 2,505 2,558 2,931 2,287 2,125 2,647 5,393 8,991 8,039 6,910 7,038 5,832 6,533 4,935 4,304 3,050 3,462 4,501 4,842 4,148 3,944 3,850 3,560 3,863 2,915 3,412 3,263 4,103 4,255
Pleuronectes platessa
Greenland
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pleuronectes platessa
Iceland
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 2,300 2,700 800 200 200 200 500 1,300 500 1,000 3,100 4,600 5,000 3,300 5,300 7,300 7,400 5,700 6,100 10,800 8,100 7,200 5,100 4,100 3,936 4,399 4,993 5,267 4,499 4,491 5,145 3,840 6,303 8,552 11,334 14,446 12,700 11,162 14,040 11,299 11,360 10,794 10,500 12,516 11,851 10,649 11,070 10,557 7,111 7,064 5,218 4,905 5,126 5,257 5,707 5,807 6,370 5,816 6,724 6,316 5,984 4,945
Pleuronectes platessa
Ireland
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 700 700 1,000 1,300 1,100 1,200 1,400 1,200 1,100 1,000 1,100 1,100 1,000 1,100 1,500 1,300 1,500 1,500 2,200 2,000 1,700 1,700 1,500 1,600 1,427 1,581 1,823 1,714 1,683 1,710 1,916 2,187 1,675 2,352 2,573 3,243 2,677 3,228 3,410 2,778 2,648 2,272 2,549 1,661 1,470 1,590 1,679 1,699 1,731 1,424 1,028 841 801 876 564 476 340 393 277 264 273 291
Pleuronectes platessa
Isle of Man
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 20 27 12 11 11 26 12 9 12 13 22 26 15 13 14 20 16 11 14 5 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Pleuronectes platessa
Latvia
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pleuronectes platessa
Netherlands
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 11,900 12,000 12,400 14,800 11,400 10,400 11,700 12,200 14,000 12,900 13,200 16,000 19,100 23,100 24,600 23,300 27,600 29,900 33,200 39,400 46,100 44,600 52,100 58,000 54,513 51,527 51,194 54,067 32,235 40,051 40,044 41,468 56,365 54,442 64,250 95,503 79,189 78,821 79,516 84,846 78,987 68,642 51,124 48,555 50,289 44,262 35,539 34,272 30,592 37,543 35,079 33,835 29,083 28,867 25,123 23,101 23,947 23,099 20,757 23,476 28,291 29,305
Pleuronectes platessa
Norway
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 1,700 1,400 1,400 1,100 1,200 1,000 1,000 1,100 1,000 900 1,200 1,400 1,200 1,200 1,300 1,400 1,300 900 700 700 800 500 500 600 492 380 637 577 729 1,196 765 656 651 882 1,183 750 638 364 441 899 2,473 1,172 1,510 1,399 1,105 1,166 1,731 2,857 1,872 1,816 1,944 2,772 2,945 3,227 2,886 2,671 2,619 2,085 1,818 1,690 1,671 1,805
Pleuronectes platessa
Poland
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 153 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 28 56 60 29 43 38 35
Pleuronectes platessa
Portugal
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 216 248 219 184 191 218 197 218 143 147 137 89 115 95 124 145 184 99 171 143 105 92 89 101 112 65
Pleuronectes platessa
Russian ederation
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 659 598 1,598 2,886 4,984 4,404 4,431 2,161 3,531 3,729 3,911 3,114 1,250 1,133 593 976 1,160 1,445 1,938 2,233 4,245 7,514 8,455
Pleuronectes platessa
Spain
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 67 28 14 0 79 0 0 0 4 0 0 17 2 1 12 14 3 6 3 39 41 13 12 13 33 7 16 6 8 12 9
Pleuronectes platessa
Sweden
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 1,300 1,100 1,700 1,200 1,100 1,300 1,100 1,000 1,000 1,100 1,100 1,400 1,800 1,400 1,300 1,100 600 1,000 1,100 1,000 700 700 700 500 490 517 507 483 508 520 504 487 444 540 743 748 484 634 543 500 1,172 859 666 475 565 511 531 558 431 405 449 416 387 468 396 323 447 505 535 341 300 302
Pleuronectes platessa
Un. Sov. Soc. Rep.
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 4,400 5,900 7,300 7,200 5,500 6,100 4,700 4,900 6,800 6,700 10,000 16,800 14,200 9,200 10,400 9,800 15,400 11,700 10,300 9,700 10,400 29,600 21,000 17,300 19,683 13,835 12,835 16,761 17,523 8,445 4,218 2,998 4,496 6,091 3,859 2,220 3,217 2,487 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pleuronectes platessa
United Kingdom
27 - Atlantic, Northeast (t) 33,000 32,400 33,500 37,200 37,300 42,200 38,300 38,500 40,100 43,800 41,200 39,700 40,600 45,600 47,100 45,000 45,500 50,200 47,800 46,900 49,700 50,000 45,300 42,700 32,737 31,442 35,842 40,170 35,661 33,991 27,772 26,868 25,947 22,340 23,136 22,150 23,292 28,208 31,502 33,456 33,059 34,628 37,390 36,278 32,802 29,194 25,319 26,599 23,510 20,394 23,701 21,936 19,647 16,495 17,402 12,272 14,521 13,242 12,963 14,793 16,416 17,164
Total: 200,800 200,800 216,200 225,600 205,000 209,200 205,000 211,400 224,400 241,200 267,000 297,800 311,200 328,200 346,000 308,800 321,400 337,200 343,800 360,600 371,600 389,400 379,400 364,200 331,620 319,392 339,298 371,138 325,012 327,776 290,492 267,646 301,762 290,246 324,394 407,226 364,258 370,044 380,138 386,396 405,020 369,128 332,018 315,964 304,926 272,614 235,398 242,842 207,172 226,842 226,466 221,814 198,408 186,064 175,958 153,250 166,400 151,716 148,356 157,030 182,966 193,850

Note: If marine mammals and crocodiles are included in this list they are not accounted for in the Totals because they are reported in numbers and not in tonnes.

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