Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Sardine - Morocco (northern stock 35°45''-32°N)
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2005
Sardine - Morocco (northern stock 35°45''-32°N)
Fact Sheet Citation  
Stock Nord de sardine - 35°45''-32°N
Owned byFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – More
Monitoring periodThis marine resource is reported in FIRMS up to 2007. Subsequently monitored as: Sardine - Northwest Africa
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - European pilchard(=Sardine), fr - Sardine commune, es - Sardina europea, ar - سردين أوروبا, zh - 沙丁鱼, ru - Сардина европейская
Geographic extent of Sardine - Morocco (northern stock 35°45''-32°N)
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 2004
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Unspecified.   Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m); Shelf - Upper shelf (up to 100 m).   Horizontal distribution: Littoral.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Unspecified

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
Abundance levelIntermediate abundance
Exploitation stateFully exploited
“Report of the FAO Working Group on the Assessment of Small Pelagic Fish off Northwest Africa. Banjul, Republic of Gambia, 5-12 April 2002.” FAO 2002 FAO Fisheries Report No 686 FAO.
“Report of the FOURTH SESSION OF CECAF SCIENTIFIC SUB-COMMITTEE ACCRA, GHANA, 24-26 OCTOBER 2005” FAO 2006 FAO fisheries technical paper 457 FAO.
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