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Anchovy - Aegean Sea
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Stock status report 2009
Anchovy - Aegean Sea
Fact Sheet Citation  
Engraulis encrasicolus - Aegean Sea
Owned byGeneral Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) – More
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FAO Names: en - European anchovy, fr - Anchois, es - Boquerón, ru - Анчоус европейский

Fishery Indicators
Production: Catch
Geographic extent of Anchovy - Aegean Sea
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 2008
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNot applicable
Abundance levelNot applicable

Fully exploited
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Temperate.   Horizontal distribution: Neritic.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: No
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 9762tonnes2000
Catch 8232tonnes2001
Catch 8549tonnes2002
Catch 14002tonnes2003
Catch 16099tonnes2004
Catch 16347tonnes2005
Catch 22311tonnes2006
Catch 21500tonnes2007
Catch 24480tonnes2008
Assessment Model
Type:  Age-structured
Integrated Catch at Age (ICA)
Overall Assessment Results

Mixed fishery. ICA assessment should be taken with caution given the short time series available. Increasing trend in the estimates of SSB since 2004. Average exploitation rate (last 5 yrs)=0.35, just < the empirical level for stock decline E<0.4
Scientific Advice

Source of information
FAO General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean/Commission générale des pêches pour la Méditerranée. 2010. Report of the twelfth session of the Scientific Advisory Committee. Budva, Montenegro, 25-29 January 2010/Rapport de la douzième session du Comité scientifique consultatif. Budva, Monténégro, 25-29 janvier 2010. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report/FAO Rapport sur les pêches et l’aquaculture. No. 936. Rome, FAO.167p.  Click to open
Report of the SCSA Working Group on Stock Assessment of Small Pelagic Species. FAO-GFCM Ancona, Italy, 26-30 October 2009.  Click to open
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