SARDINE FISHERIES: RESOURCE ASSESSMENT AND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SITUATION
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AuthorsSilva, A.; Riveiro, I. (Isabel); Moreno, A.; Santos, M.B. (María Begoña); Pita, C.; García-Rodríguez, J.; Villasante, S. (Sebastián); Pawloswki, L.; Duhamel, E.
This study describes fisheries, stock status, ICES advice and management measures for the Northern and Southern sardine stocks in EU Atlantic waters. Information on sardine biology and ecology is provided for a better understanding of stock development. Social and economic dimensions are addressed for sardine fisheries in France, Spain and Portugal. The study provides recommendations to improve knowledge on the species and indicates management measures which might be considered for the sustainability of the fisheries.