North Western & North Wales Sea Fisheries Committee
Finfish Species


Scientific NameEnglishMinimum Sixe (mm)
Conger congerConger eel580
Chelon labrosusGrey mullet200
Clupea harengusHerring200
Dicentrachus labraxBass360
Gadus morhuaCod350
Glyptocephalus cynoglossusWitch flounder280
Lepidorhombus spp.Megrim200
Limanda limandaDab150
Melanogrammus aeolefinusHaddock300
Merlangius merlangusWhiting270
Merluccius merlucciusHake270
Microstomus kittLemon sole250
Molva dypterygiaBlue ling700
Molva molvaLing630
Mullus surmuletusRed mullet150
Pagellus bogaraveoRed seabream250
Platichthys flesusFlounder250
Pleuronectes platessaPlaice270
Pollachius pollachiusPollack300
Pollachius virensSaithe350
Psetta maximaTurbot300
Sardinia pilchardusSardine110
Scomber scombrusMackerel200
Scophthalmus rhombusBrill300
Solea soleaSole240
Spondyliosoma cantharusBlack seabream230
Thunnus thunnusBlue fin tuna6.4kg or 700
Trachurus trachurusHorse mackerel150
Xiphas gladiusSwordfish25kg or 1250mm spine