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Round sardinella - Nigeria and Cameroon
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
CECAF Scientific advice 2016
Round sardinella - Nigeria and Cameroon
Fact Sheet Citation  
Sardinelle ronde (Sardinella aurita) - stock centre (Nigéria et Cameroun)
Owned byFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – More
Monitoring periodPreviously monitored as: Sardinellas - Nigeria and Cameroon
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - Round sardinella, fr - Allache, es - Alacha, ru - Сардинелла круглая (=алаша)

Fishery Indicators
Production: Catch
Geographic extent of Round sardinella - Nigeria and Cameroon
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2012
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateUncertain/Not assessed
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m); Shelf (50 m - 200 m); Slope (200 m - 1000 m).   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
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 76241tonnes1995
Catch 97145tonnes1996
Catch 97286tonnes1997
Catch 95495tonnes1998
Catch 2509tonnes1999
Catch 2978tonnes2000
Catch 3020tonnes2001
Catch 3031tonnes2002
Catch 3251tonnes2003
Catch 3368tonnes2004
Catch 3617tonnes2005
Catch 3274tonnes2006
Catch 3745tonnes2007
Catch 63509tonnes2008
Catch 4321tonnes2009
Catch 6761tonnes2010
Catch 5623tonnes2011
Catch 7031tonnes2012

Assessment year: 2014
The CECAF Working Groups have adopted the following Biological Reference Points (BRPs):
- Limit Reference points: BMSY and FMSY
- Target Reference Points: B0.1 and F0.1
Stock status is assigned based on current estimates of fishing mortality (Fcur) and biomass (Bcur) relative to these target and limit reference points (Bcur/BMSY, Fcur/FMSY, Bcur/B0.1, Fcur/F0.1). The results from the stock assessment of this stock are found under the “Biological state and trend section”.
Overall Assessment Results

No assessment was made as no CPUE series were available. Trends in catches show a general increase since 2007.
Scientific Advice

As a precautionary measure, do not exceed the average of the 4 last years (5934 tonnes).
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
FAO. 2016. Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic, Report of the seventh session of the Scientific Sub-Committee, Tenerife, Spain, 14–16 October 2015 / Comité des pêches pour l’Atlantique Centre-Est Rapport de la septième session du Sous-Comité scientifique. Tenerife, Espagne 14-16 octobre 2015. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report / FAO Rapport sur les pêches et l’aquaculture No. 1128. Rome, Italy.  Click to open
FAO. 2015. Report of the FAO/CECAF Working Group on the Assessment of Small Pelagic Fish – Subgroup South. Pointe Noire, Congo, 17–23 March 2014. Rapport du Groupe de travail FAO/COPACE sur l’évaluation des petits poissons pélagiques – Sous-groupe Sud. Pointe Noire, Congo, 17-23 mars 2014. CECAF/ECAF Series / COPACE/PACE Séries No. 15/75 Rome, FAO. 157 pp.  Click to open
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