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Madeiran sardinella - Nigeria and Cameroon
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
CECAF Scientific advice 2016
Madeiran sardinella - Nigeria and Cameroon
Fact Sheet Citation  
Sardinelle plate (Sardinella maderensis) - stock centre (Nigéria et Cameroun); Flat sardinella (Sardinella maderensis) - central stock (Nigeria and Cameroon)
Owned byFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – More
Monitoring periodPreviously monitored as: Sardinellas - Nigeria and Cameroon
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - Madeiran sardinella, fr - Grande allache, es - Machuelo

Fishery Indicators
Production: Catch
Geographic extent of Madeiran 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 10256tonnes1990
Catch 10840tonnes1991
Catch 8095tonnes1992
Catch 4481tonnes1993
Catch 12536tonnes1994
Catch 7650tonnes1995
Catch 14856tonnes1996
Catch 9387tonnes1997
Catch 12226tonnes1998
Catch 11042tonnes1999
Catch 10158tonnes2000
Catch 11931tonnes2001
Catch 22492tonnes2002
Catch 28136tonnes2003
Catch 27231tonnes2004
Catch 29237tonnes2005
Catch 31227tonnes2006
Catch 32842tonnes2007
Catch 31309tonnes2008
Catch 14439tonnes2009
Catch 14078tonnes2010
Catch 13278tonnes2011
Catch 13969tonnes2012

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. Catches showed a stable trend in the last years. 
Scientific Advice

As a precautionary measure, do not exceed the average of the 5 last years (14 000 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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