Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Chub mackerel - Cape Bojador to the northern part of Morocco
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
CECAF Scientific advice 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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FAO Names: en - Pacific chub mackerel, fr - Maquereau espagnol Pacifique, es - Estornino del Pacífico
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
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
Abundance levelIntermediate abundance
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateFully exploited
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
“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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