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Chub mackerel - Cape Bojador to the northern part of Morocco
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2005
Chub mackerel - Cape Bojador to the northern part of Morocco
Fact Sheet Citation  
Maquereau (Scomber japonicus) du Cap Bojador a la zone nord Marocaine 35°45''-Cap Bojador
Owned byFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – More
Monitoring periodThis marine resource is reported in FIRMS up to 2007. Subsequently monitored as: Chub mackerel - Northwest Africa
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Species:
FAO Names: en - Chub mackerel, fr - Maquereau espagnol, es - Estornino, ru - Скумбрия японская
Geographic extent of Chub mackerel - Cape Bojador to the northern part of Morocco
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 (50 m - 200 m); Slope (200 m - 1000 m).   Horizontal distribution: Neritic; Oceanic.   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
FIRMS
Exploitation rateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
Abundance levelIntermediate abundance
FAO
Exploitation stateFully exploited
Bibliography
 
“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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