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Red Pandora - Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
CECAF Scientific advice 2016
Red Pandora - Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia
Fact Sheet Citation  
Pageot (Pagellus bellottii) - Mauritanie, Sénégal et Gambie
Owned byFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – More
Monitoring periodPreviously monitored as: Red Pandora - Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - Red pandora, fr - Pageot à tache rouge, es - Breca chata

Fishery Indicators
Production: Catch
Geographic extent of Red Pandora - Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2012
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateFcur/F0.1 = 26% ; Fcur/FMSY = 23%Not applicable
Abundance levelBcur/B0.1 = 174% ; Bcur/BMSY = 174%Not applicable
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateNot fully exploited

Fcur/F0.1: Ratio between the observed fishing mortality coefficient during the last year of the series and F0.1.
Fcur/FMSY: Ratio between the observed fishing mortality coefficient during the last year of the series and the coefficient that would give a maximum sustainable yield over the long term.
Bcur/B0.1: Ratio between the estimated biomass for the last year and the biomass corresponding to F0.1.
Bcur/BMSY: Ratio between the estimated biomass for the last year and the biomass corresponding to FMSY.
Unless otherwise indicated, the indicators were based on the Schaefer dynamic production stock assessment model.
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Hard rocky bottom; Soft bottom clean sand.   Depth zone: Shelf - Uppershelf (up to 100 m).   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

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 9194tonnes1990
Catch 9703tonnes1991
Catch 8270tonnes1992
Catch 8608tonnes1993
Catch 6822tonnes1994
Catch 8800tonnes1995
Catch 9062tonnes1996
Catch 11029tonnes1997
Catch 7383tonnes1998
Catch 9613tonnes1999
Catch 10421tonnes2000
Catch 8555tonnes2001
Catch 9458tonnes2002
Catch 6596tonnes2003
Catch 6298tonnes2004
Catch 6325tonnes2005
Catch 5819tonnes2006
Catch 5961tonnes2007
Catch 7698tonnes2008
Catch 8241tonnes2009
Catch 7612tonnes2010
Catch 5679tonnes2011
Catch 5675tonnes2012

Assessment year: 2013
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”.
Assessment Model
Type:  Biomass-aggregated
Schaefer dynamic production model

The total catches of Pagellus bellottii for the entire northern CECAF zone (Mauritania, Senegal and The Gambia) were used. After several attempts with different abundance series (icebox canoes and national cephalopod trawlers of Mauritania), the Working Group decided to use the CPUE of icebox canoes of the Senegalese artisanal fishery. The CPUEs of the motorized line canoes used to carry out the assessments in 2012 did not fit the model.
Scientific Advice

As a precaution, the Working Group recommends not to exceed the 2012 fishing mortality.
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
FAO. 2016a. 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. 2016b. Report of the FAO/CECAF Working Group on the Assessment of Demersal Resources – Subgroup North. Fuengirola, Spain, 18–27 November 2013. / Rapport du Groupe de travail FAO/COPACE sur l’évaluation des ressources démersales – Sousgroupe Nord. Fuengirola, Espagne, 18-27 novembre 2013. CECAF/ECAF Series/COPACE/PACE Séries. No. 15/77. Rome, Italy/Italie.  Click to open
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