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Anchovy - Northern Alboran
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Stock status report 2010
Anchovy - Northern Alboran
Fact Sheet Citation  
Engraulis encrasicolus - Northern Alboran 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 - Northern Alboran
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 2009
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNot applicable
Abundance levelNot applicable

Moderately exploited. Sustainable fisheries.
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 3268tonnes2002
Catch 245tonnes2003
Catch 746tonnes2004
Catch 518tonnes2005
Catch 637tonnes2006
Catch 245tonnes2007
Catch 178tonnes2008
Catch 292tonnes2009
Assessment Model
Type:  Age-structured
Assessment Model
Type:  Others
Annual exploitation rate
Scientific Advice

Not increase the fishing effort. The management of anchovy fisheries needs to account the multispecies effects, mainly the interaction with sardine.

Source of information
FAO General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean/Commission générale des pêches pour la Méditerranée. Report of the Thirteenth Session of the Scientific Advisory Committee. Marseille, France, 7-11 February 2011/Rapport de la treizième session du Comité Scientifique Consultatif. Marseille, France, 7-11 février 2011. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report/FAO Rapport sur les pêches et l’aquaculture. No. 974. Rome, FAO. 2011. p.254. Click to open
Report of the SCSA Working Group on Stock Assessment of Small Pelagic Species. FAO-GFCM Campobello di Mazara, Italy, 1-6 November 2010. Click to open
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