Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Round Sardinella - Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2005
Round Sardinella - Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia
Fact Sheet Citation  
Sardinelle ronde (Sardinella aurita) au Maroc, Mauritanie, Senegal, Gambie 26°N-12°18''''
Owned byFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – More
Monitoring periodThis marine resource is reported in FIRMS up to 2007. Subsequently monitored as: Sardinella - Northwest Africa
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - Round sardinella, fr - Allache, es - Alacha, ru - Сардинелла круглая (=алаша)
Geographic extent of Round Sardinella - Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2004
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Unspecified.   Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m); Shelf (50 m - 200 m); Slope (200 m - 1000 m).   Horizontal distribution: Neritic.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Regional

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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